The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate will not pass any budget resolution that defunds Barack Obama’s socialized medicine legislation, its leader Harry Reid said this week.
“In case there is any shred of doubt in the minds of our House counterparts, I want to be absolutely crystal clear,” the Nevada liberal told reporters this week. “Any bill that defunds Obamacare is dead.”
“Dead,” Reid said again.
Wow … that’s pretty tough talk from a guy whose chamber went four years without passing a budget. It’s even tougher talk considering support for Obamacare has evaporated in recent weeks.
Nonetheless, Democrats say they are unified behind this job-killing monstrosity.
“We will not blink. Don’t get it into your heads that we will. We won’t,” liberal leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) said. “Don’t make it part of your strategy that we’ll cave. We won’t. We’re unified. We’re together. You’re not.”
Reid’s ultimatum comes a day before members of the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on a two-month “continuing resolution” that would fund government through December 15 at its current levels – minus funding for Obamacare.
Originally, House “leaders” planned on holding a ceremonial, non-binding resolution to defund Obamacare – but pressure from independent conservative groups forced them to take the step of actually striking funding for the increasingly unpopular new law.
Unlike national “Republican” leaders like John Boehner and Eric Cantor (and South Carolina “Republican” leaders like Lindsey Graham and Nikki Haley), this website has consistently supported defunding Obamacare.
If the U.S. Senate wants to shut down government because this cancer got cut out – then that’s on the U.S. Senate.