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anti-Obama CXXXI

anti-Obama CXXXI

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Published by Robert B. Sklaroff

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Published by: Robert B. Sklaroff on Sep 08, 2013
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As the drumbeat towards Tuesday
’s “Exempt America” event in D.C.
intensifies [noting the raucous
Town Hall in Wilmington, NC and thespoof thereof by Rand-Paul], arguments promulgated against it merit updating, particularly after having noted how to supplant its directives[
,OHIO TOWNS AND UNIVERSITIES ARE CUTTING BACK EMPLOYEE HOURS DUE TO OBAMACARE]  with common-sense, free-market alternatives [as per the Tom Price Bill]. D
’s see 
…behavior that enhances
Nancy Mace
 efforts, one of his opponents in next year
Ted Cruz
’s chat with Jenny Beth Martin [of T
EA Party Patriots], she mentioned she was travelingwith L. Brent Bozell [
chairman and founder of ForAmerica
]; the latter individual has just published this
Congress is poised to vote on an issue that will define the American Experience for decades to come. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more widely known asObamaCare, is perhaps the most calamitous law this nation has ever seen. It will destroy the doctor/patient relationship, place critical health care decisions in the hands of 
government bureaucrats, and rely on enforcement by the nation’s tax collecting
apparatus.Worse yet, this monstrosity is not even close to being ready. ObamaCare has nomechanism to verify the status of applicants, inviting massive fraud. The data hub intowhich we will enter our most personal and private health and financial information isvulnerable to identity thieves. Health insurance premiums are set to skyrocket for millions of Americans and the program is destined to bankrupt the nation.The law is so awful, Congress itself has been exempted from major portions of it, alongwith big business and labor unions which argue that ObamaCare will destroy the 40-hour 
work week. The president’s special dispensations on
ObamaCare shred the rule of law and reek of despotism.Small wonder that ObamaCare has been described as a train wreck; not by conservatives
or congressional Republicans but by the law’s chief Senate patron, Max Baucus,Montana’s Democrat senator.
Every single Republican Member of Congress has either voted against ObamaCare or voiced their opposition to it. Yet now that Congress has a real opportunity to prevent thismonstrosity from being inflicted on the American people, many Republicans arechickening out on the one thing that can stop ObamaCare in its tracks.Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and 
Sen. Ted Cruz
of Texas are spearheading the effort to rally their fellow Republicans to pledge their support for a Continuing Resolution that fundsthe entire federal government except ObamaCare.Some Republicans have engaged in petty bickering over this effort, calling it dumb and silly. But this sort of schoolyard taunting runs the risk of allowing the ObamaCare trainwreck to embed itself in the government bureaucracy.Other Republicans say they want to repeal ObamaCare, but the House has voted on sucha measure dozens of times with no effect. Another approach proposes eliminatingcertain portions of ObamaCare, but no amount of tinkering around the edges can forestall the terrible impact of this law. It is like a mythical Hydra; cut off one head and two more grow back in its place.The hard truth is that the only realistic way to stop ObamaCare is to defund it, and thebest way to accomplishing this is through the Continuing Resolution pending in Congresswhich funds all of the federal government except ObamaCare. There is absolutely noreason why this cannot be done. The proposal by Lee, Cruz, and others mirrors arelatively routine procedure which Congress has undertaken many times over several decades.Why would so many Republicans fear this approach? Some argue that the GOP will betarred with the lie of trying to shut down the federal government, hurting their prospects for the 2014 midterm elections. In fact, not one Republican proposes to shut down thegovernment by defunding ObamaCare, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar.Notwithstanding the terrible effect ObamaCare will have on the American people,Republicans who refuse to defund it will face a backlash from their constituents.Congressional Republicans can no longer get away with telling the voters they are doingeverything they can to stop ObamaCare but then refuse to defund it.The voters are no longer fooled by this sort of rhetorical deception. By not defundingObamaCare, Republicans risk losing their majority in the House and slipping below 40seats in the Senate, the effects of which would be a devastating free reign for President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress. It is absolutely stunning that HouseSpeaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell do not see theenormous risk they and their party face by allowing ObamaCare to take hold.In spite of all the complexities surrounding ObamaCare, the proposition of defunding it issimple; if you vote to fund ObamaCare, you own it. Republicans who follow such a pathwill have lost the conservatives who voted them into office and face the prospect of the2014 campaign being their last.

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