…thanks, Speaker Boehner, for all the great fighting spirit.
When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30–when the current funding legislation runs out–House Speaker John Boehner responded that “our goal would be to make sure the government is funded,” thus indicating that House Republicans do plan to fund implementation of Obamacare past Sept. 30.
Unless a special provision is put into the bill to fund the government past Sept. 30 that expressly prohibits funding specifically for the Obamacare regulation that requires health-care plans to cover, without cost-sharing, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients, the House Republicans, by funding implementation of Obamacare, will also be funding implementation of that regulation.
These guys are insane not to make a stand here. Insane. Kicking the can down the road to the election and funding something you have every intention of repealing is flat-out politically stupid.
Hopefully, Romney will distance himself from this political cowardice so that he doesn’t get any on him.
The smart play here is to declare fiscal exigency and say everything has to be cut until the budget is balanced, and demand direction from the voters – if Obama is re-elected, fine; we’ll fund Obamacare. If not, we’re not going to waste money we don’t have on the implementation of legislation the country wants repealed. And make Obama and the Democrats run against that.
And make Obama shut down the government a little more than a month before the election because he wants to blow billions of dollars we don’t have on his unpopular $1.7 trillion tax increase.
Boehner seems not to remember that it’s the House of Representatives which controls the government’s purse strings. Show some stones and make these people understand that fact, for crying out loud.