Senators Cruz and Lee’s plan is for the American people to rise up en masse to pressure the House to pass a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government after Sept. 30, 2013, — EXCEPT for those functions tied to Obamacare (i.e., the Affordable Care Act).
As Sen. Cruz stated, the Obama administration knows “that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever gone into effect and then been undone. So they just want as many people receiving subsidies because once that happens, it is likely Obamacare will become a permanent feature of our economy.”
Using the leverage that the House has over the federal budget, it should vote to stop (or delay) any funding to Obamacare because if we allow Obamacare to proceed after Sept. 30, the health exchanges and subsidies will go forward. Once people are handed federal dollars to help them pay for their healthcare, they will become “addicted to the subsidies, addicted to the sugar.”
Needless to say, that is exactly what the Obama administration wants. Their actual intent is to put the squeeze on employer-funded healthcare, put private insurance companies out of business, and drive the country into the single-payer plan where the federal government would be in control of each person’s healthcare, deciding who should live and who is expendable.
To hurry along the process of driving people away from employer-funded healthcare and into the government health exchanges, community organizers right now are being hired around the country to sign up as many people as possible for the health exchanges. However, there are no penalties if people are signed up who cannot verify their eligibility and/or cannot afford to pay the monthly insurance premiums. The idea is to herd as many people as possible into the “single payer” plan (now being referred to as “Medicaid expansion”).
Sen. Max Baucus was right: Obamacare is a train wreck. That is part of Obama’s plan – to destroy our old healthcare system so that people are forced into his single-payer plan.
The way to stop this train wreck is to defund such Obamacare functions as these community organizers who are signing up people “willy-nilly” for the health exchanges just to put them onto the government dole.
Congress needs to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30 — EXCEPT for mandatory or discretionary funding for anything and everything in the Affordable Care Act. To pass such a CR, it would take 41 Senators and 218 House members.
When Obama and the Democrats start screaming about shutting the government down, every American needs to be ready to say with one voice, “Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the federal government in order to force Obamacare down the throats of the American people?” We need to place the blame squarely where it needs to be placed – on Obama and his miserable healthcare plan.
By stopping (or delaying) the funding for Obamacare, this will give the American people the opportunity to repeal it completely in the elections of 2014 and 2016.
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