When Obamacare was passed by Congress, which at the time was controlled by Democrats in both the Senate and the House, the new legislation did not receive a single Republican vote.
My, how times have changed.
In spite of the fact that Obamacare has grown more unpopular with the public than it was when it was first passed, Republicans, or at least the RINO leadership establishment, has gone in the opposite direction. GOP leaders in the House and Senate maintain that although they supposedly remain opposed to the monstrosity healthcare legislation, they support funding it because “it is the law of the land.”
Thus, when the federal budget comes up for negotiation the Republican leadership establishment has supported fully funding all government programs, including Obamacare, using the excuse that they don’t want the public blaming them for shutting down the government.
And according to NewsMax, this they plan to do yet again.
In the House, Speaker John Boehner and his top lieutenants Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan have stated that although they will submit a budget that differs from the one the Democratic Senate will approve, the House budget will fully fund Obamacare, over the objections of House conservatives and millions of taxpayers across the nation.
Over in the Senate, top Republicans such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Mark Kirk, Susan Collins, Bob Corker, and Richard Burr take the same point of view as the House leadership establishment. Obamacare must be funded because it is “the law of the land.”
Talk show radio host and attorney Mark Levin, a lifelong Republican who worked in the Reagan White House, is so livid over the Republican leadership sellouts that he called them “worthless jerks” who should be replaced.
Ironically, the fact that Obamacare is “the law of the land” has not stopped Barack Obama from placing on hold his plan to force businesses to cover employees, due to the fact that this provision of his monumental monstrosity “is not ready.” And although Obama is pushing forward with the state insurance exchanges, that, too, is not ready due to heavy opposition from 27 states.
If the president himself can place on hold “the law of the land” in spite of the fact that this law mandates when, precisely, each plank is to be implemented, then why can’t the cowardly, timid Republican leadership in the House refuse to fund it?
Americans by the millions are waking up to the train wreck that is about to him them with Obamacare. They are being told by Blue Cross/Blue Shield that premiums will rise from $300 per month to $3,500 per month. Employers are either laying off employees or making them part time so that they will not have to pay for their healthcare. Even the labor unions have turned against Obamacare because they have looked down the railroad tracks and seen that the freight train is heading straight for them full throttle.
If Republicans cannot stop this pending catastrophe as more Americans are demanding it, then what good are they?
Ryan, Cantor, Boehner, McCarthy, Graham, and a host of others who are up for reelection in 2014 had best beware.
Be sure to read my latest entry in the series, Musings After Midnight, titled, “Why my hope for a peaceful solution to the current mess in government has gone out the window.”
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