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Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
07-24-2013, 12:14 PM
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Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing Posted: 07/22/2013 10:44 am EDT | Updated: 07/23/2013 9:49 am EDT

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared on Monday that he and other congressional Republicans would be willing to shut down the federal government in order to block further implementation of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

Speaking on Fox News, Lee said Republicans determined that refusing to fund Obamacare was the "last stop" before the individual mandate and the law's health insurance exchanges are set to go into effect at the beginning of next year.

“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government -- lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism called a continuing resolution," Lee said. "If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of Obamacare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”

Lee added that his effort, which he said was backed by "13 or 14" Senate Republicans and a host of House Republicans, wouldn't target popular Obamacare provisions that already had gone into effect, like a measure that allows children to remain on their parents' health insurance until the age of 26.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22..._hp_ref=tw

Rat bastard, more blackmail to the country.

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07-24-2013, 01:39 PM
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RE: Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
[Image: 15-GOPwill-shut-down.png]

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07...-shutdown/

It's always the same idiots threatening the government...and you and me.

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07-24-2013, 10:02 PM
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RE: Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
(07-24-2013 01:39 PM)jaxx Wrote:  [Image: 15-GOPwill-shut-down.png]

Translation: "Give up your healthcare, and allow insurance companies to screw you over -- or we will burn the country to the ground."
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07-24-2013, 09:48 PM
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RE: Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
They've never had a problem taking the country hostage to either stop PBO or advance their idiot agenda.

Conservatism (n.), the irrational fear that somewhere someone you think is inferior is being treated as your equal.
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07-25-2013, 06:24 AM
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Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
(07-24-2013 10:02 PM)janedrake Wrote:  
(07-24-2013 01:39 PM)jaxx Wrote:  [Image: 15-GOPwill-shut-down.png]

Translation: "Give up your healthcare, and allow insurance companies to screw you over -- or we will burn the country to the ground."

Exactly! Republicans make me sick! However, it has come out that John McCain and, interestingly enough, Mitch McConnell have signalled that they're not backing this effort (at least not yet)

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07-26-2013, 12:04 PM
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RE: Mike Lee: Republicans Will Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare
Senate GOPer calls shutdown threat 'the dumbest idea I've ever heard'
By Steve Benen
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Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:47 AM EDT

The idea was first pushed by one guy. It was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who said two weeks ago that he and his party should shut down the entire federal government unless Democrats agree to block all funding of the Affordable Care Act, even if that denies health care coverage to millions of American families.

Then Rubio picked up some friends. The number of Republican senators endorsing this tactic grew, just over the course of two weeks, to 17 -- roughly a third of the Senate GOP caucus -- including members of the Republican leadership. Before long, Club for Growth, Heritage Action, and the Senate Conservatives Fund were all on board, too.

But a funny thing happened on the way to the shutdown: all of a sudden, a fair number of Republicans, including Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), started to realize their party's idea was blisteringly stupid.

<..> Second, if this plan implodes, and I suspect it will, it's going to make Sens. Rubio, Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) -- the ringleaders of the gambit -- look awfully foolish. They pushed a ridiculous idea, got the base all worked up, received assistance from prominent right-wing activist groups, and even had Rush Limbaugh rallying support for the cause.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/0...heard?lite

Kick them all to the curb. Rubio is as smarmy as Cantor.

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07-26-2013, 03:16 PM
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Wouldn't that shut down everything else, too?
Including things they like?

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