Monday, September 30, 2013

House approves ObamaCare counterproposal, as shutdown deadline looms

The senate just voted to block this bill . This is the third bill that they failed to pass. The Idiot running the Senate Reid won't even send a counter proposal. As posted earlier it looks like these Scumbags and our so called leader want a shutdown. Its all political. i would stand my ground knowing that people are getting their hours cut because of Obamacare. They House Bill also got rid of all Exemptions for anyone including Government employees or business. Harry Reid took that out! What a bunch of rotten Liberal Dirtbags!!

The House on Monday narrowly approved a new Republican counterproposal to both rein in ObamaCare and fund the government, with just hours to go until a midnight shutdown deadline. 
Senate Democrats have already warned that they will not consider any measure that targets ObamaCare. They plan to take up -- and likely reject -- the GOP bill within the hour. That will leave roughly two hours on the clock before midnight. 
The House approved its latest proposal on a 228-201 vote. 
The new counterproposal would delay the health law's individual mandate by a year, and also prohibit members of Congress, their staffers and other officials from receiving additional government subsidies for their health care. That provision caused consternation among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with some reluctant to hurt their own staff by taking away additional subsidies for theirhealth care costs. According to the site Legistorm, the average House staffer salary is under $60,000. Twelve Republicans peeled off in the latest vote to oppose the bill. 
Amid the drama, President Obama said he's holding out hope that Congress will come together "in the 11th hour." 
A shutdown "does not have to happen," Obama said, during remarks at the White House. The president has called the top four congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, though no breakthrough was reported. 
Congress has until midnight to craft a spending bill, or else the government will begin to wind down. Both sides, though, are digging in deep. 
The Senate earlier Monday rejected a GOP proposal that would delay thehealth care law by one year and repeal an unpopular medical device tax. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid warned Republicans not to fiddle with the spending bill any more. "As we said Friday, nothing has changed. If they try to send us something back, they're spinning their wheels," Reid said. 
But House Republican leaders at that point were already moving forward with their latest counteroffer. 
"It's a matter of fairness for all Americans," Boehner said. 
Ahead of the House vote, Obama said Congress can avert a shutdown by passing a straight budget bill without "extraneous and controversial demands." 
Obama warned that a shutdown would hurt all Americans, noting that the federal government is the country's largest employer. "A shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away," Obama said. 
A prior Republican effort to include a provision defunding ObamaCare in the budget bill failed. House Republicans then voted, early Sunday, to add amendments delaying the health care law by one year and repealing an unpopular medical device tax. 
The Senate, in a 54-46 vote, rejected those proposals on Monday afternoon. 
In a rare note of optimism, Obama said earlier Monday that he's "not at all resigned" to a shutdown. 
But the path forward is not clear. With nothing less than the operation of government on the line, the battle in Congress over ObamaCare was shaping into a test of wills. 
Reid has outright stated he will not accept any measures that undermine the health care law as part of the budget bill. With the bill back on the Senate side, Boehner and Reid now face off with their final set of chess moves in a very narrow time frame. Lawmakers have until midnight to strike a deal. 
Reid wants Boehner to simply call up the "clean" budget bill, without any ObamaCare provisions, and presumably let it pass with majority Democratic support. 
"I have a very simple message to John Boehner: let the House vote," Reid said Monday. 
On Sunday, House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy indicated his caucus might still have a few more plays left. 
"We have other options for the Senate to look at," he told "Fox News Sunday." 
But at this stage, a shutdown is highly possible, and congressional leaders are hard at work trying to assign blame. 
Democrats have already labeled this a "Republican government shutdown." But Republicans on Sunday hammered Reid and his colleagues for not coming back to work immediately after the House passed a bill Sunday morning.

Power Grab Alert! Lib Progressive U.S. Rep Lujan Pushes Amendment That Could Stop Keystone Pipeline, Using Native American “Cultural Site” Clause -

More Liberal Stupidity not looking out for the American People, but rather than their own greedy interest!

U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM. -www.abqjournal.com
If Republicans are not careful, they will hand radical environmentalists all the power they need to stop economic development and production for decades to come. With everyone focused on the budget battle and ObamaCare, this week, the House will consider an amendment offered by liberal Rep. Ben R. Lujan (D-NM) that would have a devastating impact on jobs and economic growth for decades to come.
Rep. Lujan is proposing to offer an amendment to bipartisan land-swap legislation that would allow the Secretary of Interior to stop economic production on land should he or she determine it is a Native American “cultural” site. Federal law protects Native American “sacred” sites but by adding the word “cultural” to the law, he radically expands the amount of land that will be covered. The Lujan amendment reads “the Federal land to be conveyed may not include any Native American sacred or cultural site, whether surface or subsurface.” What is a cultural site you ask? The amendment does not define the term but a group lobbying on its behalf described it as anywhere Native Americans have gathered and prayed. Which could be, well, everywhere.
The land-swap legislation in question is 20 miles from the nearest reservation. The Forest Service report on the land found there were no sacred sites. But the Lujan amendment would stop the project in its tracks and will serve as a model for the environmentalists seeking to stop new mining projects, new road construction and even the Keystone Pipeline. If the Lujan amendment can pass a Republican House, it will lock in a majority support for this theory and it will be applied again and again.
The bottom line is clear — the Lujan Amendment is precedent setting. No one person should have to be authorized to exercise the power of government in such an arbitrary and capricious manner. If approved this tactic will be used to stop everything from housing projects to power plants opposed by radical activists. And with the Keystone pipeline still in contention, it’s easy to see where this tactic will be used next. No Republican in their right mind should empower the Secretary of Interior, or any one person, to have this power. Yet there are some that have climbed onboard the bandwagon not recognizing the potential impact of the amendment. These guys need a wake up call from voters back home before it’s too late.
- See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/power-grab-alert-lib-progressive-u-s-rep-lujan-pushes-amendment-that-could-stop-keystone-pipeline-using-native-american-cultural-site-clause/#sthash.ToXa2dl6.dpuf

Doomsday Rhetoric Surrounding ‘Government Shut Down’ Mirrors Bailout Fearmongering

More Liberal Bull Crap! People will believe this Crap with the Media backing them!

Some of the doomsday rhetoric surrounding the consequences of a government shut down sounds an awful lot like the fearmongering that was used to scare lawmakers into passing the 2008 bailout bill, which quickly turned out to be a cynical bait and switch.
Democratic Senator Tom Harkin has warned that if Republicans refuse to cave in, the situation will be “as dangerous as the breakup of the Union before the Civil War.”
Lindsay Siler, the issues campaign director for Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, warns that, “a government shutdown will shutter crucial services the American people depend on and wreak havoc with our economy.”
Such dire rhetoric is patently part of a ploy to try and force Republicans to back down on their demand that Obamacare be delayed for a year before a bill securing government funding is passed.
As we documented earlier today, the ominous “government shut down” is nothing of the sort. It would be the 18th time it has happened since 1977. In no previous case did such circumstances lead to anything even approaching the apocalyptic hype being bandied about by Harkin and his ilk, nor did it significantly impact the economy in any way.
The vast majority of government activities and services will remain fully operational whether a “shut down” occurs or not. Crucial services will not disappear and America will not collapse into a state of anarchy.
The reality of what a government shut down entails clearly does not warrant such alarmist hyperbole, but it’s not the first time we’ve witnessed these blackmail tactics.
In the days before the October 2008 bailout, lawmakers were bombarded with threats of a new great depression and martial law by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in an effort to railroad them into passing the bailout bill.
On October 2, Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman gave a stunning speech on the House floor during which he decried the fact that, “Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day, another couple of thousand the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no.”
It later emerged that Paulson was behind the threats, brow-beating Congress into authorizing the bill in the name of the desperate need to buy out toxic debt, a proposal “which he abandoned the day after he got the money,” said Senator James Inhofe.
Once he got approval for the bill by threatening that its rejection would see a total collapse of the financial system, former Goldman Sachs CEO Paulson pulled a bait and switch and injected the money directly into banks.
There is now talk of an 11th hour deal that could offer a temporary solution to stave off a government shut down for a few days, but Republicans shouldn’t be cowed by the bellicose tone of Democrats who spout doomsday prophecies about such an eventuality given how such rhetoric has been used in the past to frighten lawmakers into blind acquiescence.


Vast majority of federal activity will continue as normal
Paul Joseph Watson
September 30, 2013
It turns out that the ominous “government shut down” isn’t so apocalyptic after all since it won’t actually shut down government because the vast majority of federal services and activity will continue as normal.
Image: Capitol Hill from the Washington Monument.
In addition, the same thing has happened – without dire consequences – no less than 17 times over the past three decades.
The dispute over Obamacare means it is “99.9%” certain that the US government will “shut down” on October 1st because lawmakers have failed to pass legislation that will authorize the government to spend money to fund its operations from the beginning of the new fiscal year.
However, as the Washington Post highlights, the same “shut down” has occurred 17 times since 1977. Most of the previous shut downs lasted from a few hours to a few days. The longest ran for 21 days from December ’96 to January ’97 during the presidency of Bill Clinton.
Obama supporters and Democrats have attempted to portray a potential government shut down as something approaching a doomsday scenario, most notably Democratic Senator Tom Harkin, who hyped the prospect of it “as dangerous as the breakup of the Union before the Civil War.”
In reality, key functions of the government will continue to operate as before even in the event of a “shut down”.
- Federal air traffic controllers will continue to monitor take offs and landings;
- The TSA will still be screening passengers in US airports;
- The US military will stay on duty and many credit unions and banks will cover their Oct. 15 paychecks if they are delayed;
- Embassies and consulates overseas will continue to provide services to American citizens;
- The mail will continue to be delivered;
- Federal courts will continue to operate;
- The US Supreme Court will continue to operate as normal when it resumes on October 7;
- Taxes will continue to be collected;
- Sales taxes will continue to be collected
- Garbage will continue to be collected;
- Visa services for people traveling to the United States will continue to operate;
- US passport applications will continue to be processed normally;
- Green card applications will continue to be processed normally;
- Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to operate normally;
- The vast majority of Homeland Security employees will stay on the job;
- The vast majority of Coast Guard employees will stay on the job;
- The vast majority of Border Patrol agents will stay on the job;
- The vast majority of Secret Service personnel and other law enforcement agents and officers will stay on the job;
- Schools will stay open;
- The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center will continue to issue natural disaster warnings and track storms;
- The Mars Rover will continue to explore the red planet and the International Space Station will continue to operate;
- The District of Columbia passed a $144m contingency fund on Friday to ensure all its services would continue to operate normally;
- Most services managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will continue.
The most damaging consequence of a government shut down will be that non-essential federal employees will be furloughed (given temporary unpaid leave) and see their paychecks delayed. That’s a bummer if you work for the government, but it’s hardly a doomsday scenario.
In addition, previous “government shut downs” have not caused any kind of sustained panic in the financial markets.
As Ron Paul writes today, “Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will not cause the country to collapse.”
Indeed, all the hype about civil wars and doomsday scenarios if the Obama administration doesn’t get its way on Obamacare and force Republicans to cave on legislation to fund the government sounds an awful lot like the brazenly alarmist rhetoric about martial law and a new great depression that was used to ram through the 2008 bailout.

Hyper-Partisan Obama DOJ To Announce Suit Against North Carolina Voting Laws - See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/hyper-partisan-obama-doj-to-announce-suit-against-north-carolina-voting-laws/#sthash.PW9q07fP.dpuf

These Scumbags might be hurt by implementing  Obamacare and now they have to find ways to get more votes through voter fraud! 

Eric Holder still has no intention of suing Colorado for violating federal law regarding use of marijuana. Nor any cities that offer illegal aliens sanctuary. But, he’s going to sue North Carolina over discrimination that hasn’t happened.
(Fox News) The Justice Department will announce Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules.
A person briefed on the department’s plans told Fox News that the suit would claim that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek to have the state subject to federal pre-clearance before making “future voting-related changes.” The person also said the suit would be filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn. (snip)
North Carolina’s new law scales back the period for early voting and imposes stringent voter identification requirements. It is among at least five Southern states adopting stricter voter ID and other election laws. The Justice Department on Aug. 22 sued Texas over the state’s voter ID law and is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit over redistricting laws in Texas that minority groups consider to be discriminatory. (snip)
In the North Carolina lawsuit, the person said, the government will challenge requirements in state law that eliminate the first seven days of early voting opportunities and eliminate same-day voter registration during the early voting period. Same-day registration allows voters to cast a ballot immediately after presenting elections officials with proof of their name and home address.
The Justice Department challenge also is aimed at a provision eliminating the counting of certain types of provisional ballots by voters who cast ballots in their home counties but do not vote in the correct precincts.
  • 14 states allow straight party voting. North Carolina now joins the 36 other states that do not.
  • 15 states allow NO early voting or no-excuse absentee voting. (Those include NY and Mass)
  • 32 states allow early voting ranging from 4 days prior to election day to 45 days with an average 19 days. North Carolina allows 10 days but requires the same number of hours of early voting that was available in 2012 and 2010 when the early voting period was 17 days.
  • Only 1 state allows same day registration during early voting. NC was the only other state to allow this and has now joined 49 states in not allowing same day registration during early voting.
  • 11 states allow same day registration on Election Day. North Carolina does not.
  • 5 states allow 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote. 45 states do not, including now, North Carolina.
Illinois and Delaware require voter ID. Hawaii has even stricter voter ID requirements. Why is Holder not suing those states?
- See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/hyper-partisan-obama-doj-to-announce-suit-against-north-carolina-voting-laws/#sthash.PW9q07fP.dpuf

Watch: Obama Mocks Americans On Obamacare: “You Can’t Shut it Down”

Obama has just given an address to the country, openly admitting the government will now shut down because he refuses to compromise on any level on Obamacare — even the provisions that are universally hated, like a tax on medical devices.
He is openly admitting that people will be hurt, because when it comes to Obamacare, “You can’t shut it down.” This really is the level our government has fallen to — open mockery and childish statements.
Remember, Obamacare is increasing the deficit by $6 trillion. It’s doubling insurance prices. The LABOR UNIONS are even protesting it. And he doesn’t care — helping others isn’t the goal.

Towards the end, he then claims that he’s open to “working with” Republicans — so long as that just means they pass what he wants. Insanity.
In another interview with NPR, Obama went even further, stating that, “I should not have to offer anything” to Republicans. He actually said, “Steve, ‘when you say what can I offer?’, I shouldn’t have to offer anything.”
I would say this is “unbelievable”, but it’s not. At this point, we’re used to how pathetic the leadership in DC has gotten. The idea of even compromising when it comes to cutting anything is now the great “evil” in DC. Because of this, there will be heck to pay over time as the economy continues to be hurt by these mindlessgames.

Valerie Jarrett Working Double Time To Ensure Government Shutdown…

Obama's Boss?

When the defacto President of the United States sends out two messages within hours of each other, you can be certain Democratic Party leaders are taking note and falling in line.  The message this morning was clear – no compromise with Republicans.  No compromise with the majority of Americans.  Obamacare now and Obamacare forever…

It was Valerie Jarrett who decreed throughout the summer that Obamacare was going to be implemented this year – no matter what.  She made clear there was ZERO interest in compromising with Republicans on any part of the bill.  The only ones who received said compromise were those who were supporters of the administration, which of course brings us to this promise by Jarrett first published on this blog weeks prior to the 2012 Election, and later confirmed as a factual quote by political operatives on such newsagencies as CNN and FOX.   (A quote which came to us via information obtained by WSI)

I would also remind readers that it was at a time when even Democratic Party leaders and media figures were openly calling for the resignation of Eric Holder after numerous scandals, that Valerie Jarrett issued one public statement on the matter saying Holder was going to be staying on as AttorneyGeneral “for some time”.  Once Jarrett made that declaration, there was no more talk of Holder’s resignation from ANY Democratic Party leaders, or high profile liberal media figures.
Born in Iran – and current leader of the United States.
That is Valerie Jarrett.

Obamacare Just Fleeced A Children’s Hospital

As October 1 approaches, Americans are getting a closer look at the cost of dysfunction on Capitol Hill. The promises about Obamacare, such as “you can keep your own doctor” and “the average family will pay less,” have all been exposed as fraud.
The cold, dark reality is that employers are dumping coverage. Networks of physicians and hospitals are scarce. And increased deductible payments are taking a chunk out of what’s left of the middle class.
As I write, it’s a beautiful fall day here in St. Louis, where I’m attending a board meeting and visiting close friends. But the newspaper is full of stories about upset parents whose Obamacare-sanctioned Blue Cross plan won’t include access to the excellent St. Louis Children’s Hospital or the highly rated Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
In St. Louis, as in most other metro areas with more than 500,000 people, the top-rated institutions have decided they don’t want the revenue cut that comes with servicing the Obamacare clientele.
Sadly, this reaffirms something D.C. insiders have known for a while: Obamacare is creating a de facto two-tiered system of healthcare. The wealthy, the government officials and the connected will be served at different facilities than the rest of us. The best doctors and the newest drugs will only be available to those outside the Obamacare exchanges. And as time passes, the gulf between these two systems will grow.Healthcare companies that are experts at controlling costs – many of which currently administer Medicaid for the poor – are lining up to write policies in the Obamacare exchanges. On the other hand, old-line health insurance companies and other respected leaders in employer-based policies aren’t even participating in the exchanges.
Sadly, on Capitol Hill, our leaders are turning a deaf ear to complaints. They won’t even make adjustments to the bill despite millions of telephone calls asking for change. Senator Ted Cruz has become something of a folk hero for speaking for 21 hours in hopes of turning the tide. But his cynical fellow senators just laughed and ignored the people’s outrage.
The Worst is Yet to Come
When the plans kick in this January, the really disturbing revelations will come. That’s when Americans will see out-of-pocket costs soar, even after they’ve ponied up for the higher premiums. A family could have to pay as much as $12,700 before they see the annual cap on out-of-pocket costs.
For those under 65, you’ll pay more for lower-quality care. Period. And unless you’re really connected or rich, you won’t be seeing the best doctors. If you’re over 65, get ready for the cuts in Medicare to really hurt, particularly Medicare advantage plans. Doctors are moving in droves to cut the number of Medicare patients they see.
One solution to the problem is to consider concierge medicine. But if you can’t afford the concierge system, expect to wait longer and have fewer choices in the future.
Punch, Counterpunch
Do you believe, like I do, that Obamacare was built to fail? I sincerely believe that the cynical socialists who crafted the Obamacare bill wish to end health insurance and replace our system of healthcare delivery with a single-payer, government-run system.
This notion is reaffirmed by Obama’s unwillingness to delay the individual mandate for one year. This administration is hastening the Obamacare train wreck… They want this problem. Once it hits, they can implement greater controls and more government mandates.
In the meantime, I’ve recommended to the readers of Constitutional Wealth that they invest in a healthcare firm poised to make huge profits off Obamacare. This premium health insurance provider is turning its back on Obamacare exchange policies and focusing on doing a better job for those who have the money to keep themselves out of the exchanges, too. Why don’t you consider our risk-free offer to explore the next issue? We may not like the policies of the current administration, but that doesn’t mean we should fall victim to them. Just click here to find out more.
Until next time, I remain…
Your eyes on the Hill,  Floyd G. Brown
This commentary originally appeared at CapitalHillDaily.com  

No, President Obama, the federal government isn’t the economy

I heard this on the radio and thought the same. He is feeding the low information voters an Obama load of Crap!

The speechwriters at the White House have dug deep into their rhetorical bag of tricks to help President Barack Obama get public sentiment on his side over funding for the federalgovernment and the debt ceiling.
During a speech last week in Maryland, President Obama told those in attendance that not only were Republicans threatening a government shutdown, they were threatening a so-called “economic shutdown” as they tried negotiate changes or delays to ObamaCare for a debt ceiling increase.
“Some of the same Republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be “Armageddon” — that’s what they said — “Armageddon” — now they’re threatening steps that actually would badly hurt our entire economy — not because of the Affordable CareAct but because of what they’re threatening to do,” said President Obama last Thursday in Largo, Maryland.
“Some have threatened a government shutdown if they can’t shut down this law. Others have actually threatened an economic shutdown by refusing to pay America’s bills if they can’t delay the law,” he added. “That’s not going to happen as long as I’m President. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”
There would be some short-term economic effects if the debt ceiling weren’t increased, but the economy wouldn’t shutdown. House Republicans did offer a fix for this, by the way. They’ve twice passed legislation (back in May and again in the Continuing Resolution) that would require the Treasury Department to prioritize debt spending in the event of fiscal turmoil. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats, who would rather use the debt ceiling as a political tool, wouldn’t take it up.
Similarly, President Obama doesn’t want to negotiate with congressional Republicans on the Continuing Resolution or the debt ceiling. He says that negotiating on the latter is “unprecedented,” which is simply untrue. And not only does President Obama insist that the government saved the economy through bailouts and stimulus spending, as he has said so many times before, he’s now claiming that the economy would shutdown if the debt ceiling weren’t raised.
But the idea that the economy is dependent on the government so much that it would be shutdown is an indication of how truly far left President Obama is. Now, it may just be another cheap rhetorical line that he’s using to try to persuade the American people that they should listen to him, but it’s likely more of a reflection of his underlying beliefs.
To accept President Obama’s narrative, one would have to believe that the federal government is the economy.
A friend, Aaron Rainwater, explained the folly of President Obama’s thinking over the weekend. “The economy exists on its own and in spite of government’s so called ‘help’ — it will do just fine without the other,” he wrote. “It’s the government who can’t survive without the economy—government has nothing and can do nothing without first stealing value from those who have produced it.”
Through taxes, regulation and debt, the federal government is destructive of wealth, which is why the Founding Fathers created a Constitution that was intended to limit its size and scope. Unfortunately, Washington has gotten away from that and has far too frequently blurred the lines between government and business, and both political parties are guilty of it.
In McCulloch v. Maryland, a landmark 19th Century Supreme Court decision, Chief Justice John Marshall once said that the “power to tax involves the power to destroy.” In the 21 Century, the power to tax, regulate, and spend on the nation’s credit card are the policies of economic destruction.
Taxation for more than the constitutional functions of government rob people of the fruits of their labor. The regulatory burden prevents hardworking business owners from expanding or paying workers more. And deficit spending and unfunded liabilities virtually guarantees that future generations will be saddled with the excesses of the past — this is, truly, taxation without representation.
The perilous path the United States is on isn’t because the federal government spends so much that has to constantly borrow to pay its bills. Rather than tackle the drivers of spending, President Obama and his friends in Congress would rather keep giving speeches that blame Republicans, higher-income earners or whatever the boogyman is of the day than address the real problems facing the country. These are truly the irresponsible actors in the current debate.

Reid supports government shutdown, will not meet with Republicans

This picture defines what we think of Reid, without  getting vulgar!

Monday night at midnight, the federal government will begin to shutdown after the Senate rejected a bill that would have kept the government running but delayingObamacare by a year, led by U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and refuses to meet with Republicans according to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in releasedstatements to the media on Monday.
All 46 Republican U.S. Senators voted against tabling the bill.
Cruz, a few minutes ago, was highly disappointed with Reid's decision to block consideration of the House-passed Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown.
“Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had the opportunity this afternoon to avert a government shutdown. Instead, he chose to kill the House’s bill to keep government open, a deliberate act to move towards a government shutdown. This is no surprise,”said Cruz.
“After the House acted Saturday night, Sen. Reid refused to call the Senate back to service, instead leaving senators at home on vacation while a shutdown loomed. And he has apparently advised the President not to meet with House and Senate leaders of both parties. Harry Reid wants a shutdown, because, sadly, Democrats are putting politics above the needs of the American people.”
Cruz pointed out a New York Times report on Sunday that explained that the Democrats believe “now is the time to break the power of Tea Party Republicans”.
The Times said that Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Mr. Reid’s resolve not to compromise has been helped by the shenanigans in the House, what he views as game-playing in the Senate by hard-liners like Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, and a sense that now is the time to break the power of Tea Party Republicans.
Mr. Boehner called Mr. Reid’s move “an act of breathtaking arrogance”, the Times reported.
While the Democrats are willing to shut down the government and complain that the Republicans are being destructive when it comes to Obamacare, the Democrats policies of ignoring how consumers feel about Obamacare which now stands at 39% in support.
Not widely reported in the mainstream news, Todd Starnes of Fox News reported that 17 Democrats in the House voted with Republicans on funding the government and delaying Obamacare for one-year.
"This is exactly the kind of DC-based thinking that makes Americans disdain Washington, DC. Democrats need to listen to the people and start working for the millions of Americans who are losing their jobs, wages, and healthcare benefits because of Obamacare,” said Cruz.
“This is not a debate over a government shutdown; it is a debate about how Obamacare is plaguing our economy,” Cruz continued. “I will continue working to make sure the government stays open and Americans receive the same benefits as giant corporations and Congress under Obamacare.”
“Until then, I hope the American people will continue to speak out against this disastrous, train wreck of a law and make DC listen.”



Massive New Taxes Hidden In Obamacare

Those of you with a Cadillac health insurance plan through work this will now be taxed before deductions.

Taxes on Flexible spending accounts, taxes on your healthcare plan, Taxes on all medical devises, taxes on indoor tanning services…