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    Default House GOP launches shutdown battle by voting to defund Obamacare

    Washington (CNN) -- With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress -- one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks.

    By a 230-189 vote almost strictly on party lines, the House passed a short-term government spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare.
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    Hopefully ACA will get the axe, wishful thinking though. What a mess.

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    Way to loose the next election - the GOP/TEA really needs something to fight FOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryc View Post
    Way to loose the next election - the GOP/TEA really needs something to fight FOR.
    Why is fighting against spending to infinity a bad thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Why is fighting against spending to infinity a bad thing?
    Didn't say it was a bad thing - just said it won't win any elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Why is fighting against spending to infinity a bad thing?
    Think of the children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryc View Post
    Didn't say it was a bad thing - just said it won't win any elections.
    The stuff that will win elections is the kind of thing that will be the final nail in the coffin. We, as a nation, are too goddamn stupid to vote for people who would actually pull this country out of the nosedive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Why is fighting against spending to infinity a bad thing?
    Because the budget is set by Congress, not the President. The GOP at this point is basically playing a game of "stop hitting yourself" and using the ACA is a hot button issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcaldemb View Post
    Because the budget is set by Congress, not the President.
    How does that make it bad to fight against continued spending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    The stuff that will win elections is the kind of thing that will be the final nail in the coffin. We, as a nation, are too goddamn stupid to vote for people who would actually pull this country out of the nosedive.
    pfffft let it nosedive into the ground, it's the only way real, major changes will occur.

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    My fellow Americans,
    We have lived underneath the affordable care act for three years. Many of you have lost jobs or have had working hours reduced because of this poorly written bill. This bill was passed with a President who had a majority in both houses of the Congress. It was passed in the night and the people of this country we're not allowed to see what was in this 20,000 page monstrosity. No one in this government can say with honesty that they have read it completely.
    One of the senators, Max Baucus, that helped write it has called it a train wreck. Labor unions and private businesses are crying out for ways to escape this proven job killer. Worst of all it allows the bureaucracy of the IRS to now have access to your private information and allows them to control who, when and how you will receive medical care. Intimate questions about your *** life and more will be asked and you will comply if you want the care.
    This Bill is un-American. There was no transparency so you could read it, to see how destructive it is.
    Because of this situation, my fellow colleges here in the House of Representatives have written a spending plan that will allow the US government to continue running and paying it's bills. Obama care will not be funded until it has been rewritten or dissolved.
    This bill will head to the Senate where the Democrats have the majority and control. If they don't pass it on to the President and if he doesn't sign it, they will be the one's at fault for shutting down the government.
    It is time the adults take the lead and listen to what the Americans want.
    Thank you for your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shermbodius View Post
    Me explaining for the Republitards.
    Wouldn't that be the explanation for the Libtards since they're the one crying about the mean old Rethuglicans shutting down the government and killing poor people?

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    At first I was positive for ACA, early on. But, over the past year, certain groups are given special passes to opt out, like a good ole boys network. It is unraveling and I hope that it just dies. If both sides were serious, they would sit down and do what is best for everyone and cost effectiveness. heh, wishful thinking but like I said, it's a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    Wouldn't that be the explanation for the Libtards since they're the one crying about the mean old Rethuglicans shutting down the government and killing poor people?
    The Repubs need to get Cruz or someone that can speak to explain. Boehner is to heavy on the sauce to explain anything. Yes, that is coming from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    How does that make it bad to fight against continued spending?
    Because ACA is a pimple on the ass of an elephant. Our runaway spending is the fault of Congress, not the President, if these guys really wanted to reign in spending they would go after social entitlements and defense.

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    Default Filibuster the House CR? Cruz, Other Conservatives Say ‘Yes’ (Updated)

    Updated 1:20 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that Republican senators should, in effect, filibuster the House-passed continuing resolution in the Senate.

    The Texas Republican is calling on his colleagues to oppose limiting debate on it, warning against what he calls procedural trickery.

    “Step two is the Senate, where all accounts suggest Harry Reid plans to use procedural gimmicks to try to add funding back in for Obamacare,” Cruz said. “If Reid pursues this plan — if he insists on using a 50-vote threshold to fund Obamacare with a partisan vote of only Democrats — then I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in.”



    “Now is a time for party unity; Senate Republicans should stand side-by-side with courageous House Republicans,” Cruz said.
    http://www3.blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/...tives-say-yes/

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