House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would not include language to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution bill when it returns to the House, stating, â€œour goalâ€ is â€œnot to shut down the government.â€
Why on earth are they so afraid of a government shutdown? Â It certainly didn’t kill us in the 90’s – most people can’t even remember how (or if) it even affected them!
Maybe what they’re REALLY afraid of is Americans realizing that their lives can go merrily along just fine – and a lot freer – without Big Government interference every step of the way. Â Â That we really don’t need them as much as they need us (and our money) to legitimize their existence.
Thankfully, it appears there are at least a few Republicans in Washington with some spine left:
All Republican members of the SenateÂ voted to defundÂ Obamacare as an amendment to the Continuing Budget Resolution. The vote definitely puts a little heat onÂ certain Dem. SenatorsÂ up for re-election in 2014.
House Republican leadership recently pushed through a Continuing Resolution that included funding for Obamacare, despite the protests of many members of the GOP. Speaker Boehner and House Majority Whip Eric CantorÂ received flakÂ in conservative circles for rushing through a hasty vote.
The House of Representatives possesses the â€œpower of the purseâ€ under Constitutional law, so it is not required to fund the executive branchâ€™s activities. It would be extremely rare to withhold funding for government programs, but if there ever was a program as unethical and fiscally ruinous ever devised, it would be Obamacare.