Defund Or Be Challenged

By: Erick Erickson

 

Moderate Democrats are retreating from Obamacare, according to the Washington Post.  Hospitals are retreating from Obamacare.  Americans broadly doubt Obamacare will help them.  Consumers in most states won’t  see reductions in premiums for their healthcare, contrary to what the Democrats claimed.  In fact, there are twenty-seven ways in which Obamacare will increase the costs of your healthcare.  In the meantime, Obamacare is costing jobs in Ohio and elsewhere.  The restaurant industry is reducing hours of employees and cutting full time workers.

Why would Republicans keep funding a law that hurts so many people and is so unpopular?  Why would they do that?

Republicans in Congress have a choice this fall with the latest continuing resolution.  They can choose to not include funding for the implementation of Obamacare.  Negotiate everything, but make that their line in the sand.  If the Democrats choose to shut down the government over an unpopular law that hurts people, it is their choice.  Republicans should not fund Obamacare.

Any Republican who chooses to fund Obamacare should be primaried.  The advertisements write themselves.  Republicans, by voting to fund Obamacare, are putting people out of work, driving up healthcare costs, and hurting families.  Republicans are not listening to voters who hate the law if they fund Obamacare.

Right now in the Senate there are fifteen Republicans who have signed a letter saying they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare.  They would rather the Democrats shut down the government than destroy lives by funding this legislation.  Call these Senators today and tell them thank you and tell them to hold strong.

SENATOR STATE PHONE NO.
Marco Rubio Florida (202) 224-3041
James Risch Idaho (202) 224-2752
Mark Kirk Illinois (202) 224-2854
Chuck Grassley Iowa (202) 224-3744
Rand Paul Kentucky (202) 224-4343
David Vitter Louisiana (202) 224-4623
Roger Wicker Mississippi (202) 224-6253
Deb Fischer Nebraska (202) 224-6551
Jeff Chisea New Jersey (202) 224-3224
James Inhofe Oklahoma (202) 224-4721
John Thune South Dakota (202) 224-2321
John Cornyn Texas (202) 224-2934
Ted Cruz Texas (202) 224-5922
Mike Lee Utah (202) 224-5444
Mike Enzi Wyoming (202) 224-3424

 

 

If your own Republican in the Senate is not on this list call him and ask him to sign Senator Mike Lee’s letter and pledge to refuse funding of Obamacare in the continuing resolution.

Why would the GOP vote to fund something that harms so many?

Reprinted with permission from RedState

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