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Jeff Duncan: #SenateMustAct

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on the passage of H.J.Res.59 (a budget resolution which defunds Obamacare) today: “The American people spoke, and the House of Representatives listened. It is that simple. Americans have rejected ObamaCare and the experts have sounded the alarms. Families, businesses,…

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on the passage of H.J.Res.59 (a budget resolution which defunds Obamacare) today:

“The American people spoke, and the House of Representatives listened. It is that simple. Americans have rejected ObamaCare and the experts have sounded the alarms. Families, businesses, health care providers, economists, and even labor unions agree – ObamaCare is bad news for our health care and our wallets. The Administration has acknowledged ObamaCare is not ready for prime time by delaying key provisions on behalf of large corporations and political allies. Even some of the architects of ObamaCare are now calling it a train wreck.”

“If there is a hazard in your sight, you take a detour. That is what the House has done with this Continuing Resolution. The bill passed today simply funds the government at current sequestration levels while defunding ObamaCare. Additionally, the legislation prioritizes government spending if the debt ceiling is reached so the President cannot play politics with our seniors, soldiers, and veterans.”

“For too long the Senate has sat on their hands while shooting down proposals that have yet to even be put on paper. The House stands with the American people. Let the Senate defy the people at their political peril.”

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southmauldin September 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

BRRRAAAKKK! Obamacare! BRRAACCKKK! Obamacare! BRRAAAKKKK! Obamacare!
Republican voters are like Pavlov’s dogs. Say the right thing, and they are drooling all over the carpet.
Never thought I would say this, but I miss Big T.

Smirks September 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I’ll admit, I got all excited seeing him pop up the other day.

MashPotato September 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I haven’t missed him a bit.

Gillon September 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

He’s now fully employed as Jeff Duncan’s speechwriter and closest advisor.

Frank Howard September 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

That boy never could keep his helmet on at practice. Some real player was always knocking it off his big head.

Bill September 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm


Smirks September 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Obamacare will not be defunded. Republicans are already posturing for their excuses. “We tried.” “We will win if the House does their job.” “The Senate couldn’t get the votes.” “The Republicans who ultimately voted to fund it are RINOs.” Hope I didn’t spoil the political theater for anyone!


Slartibartfast September 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I think it should be permissible to hold a Democrat under water until he capitulates. There is plenty of water near DC.

ThreePalms September 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Duncan is right in that the “American people spoke”, but he, and his fellow Rs in the house, did not listen. Republican crybabies in the house will throw a temper tantrum causing havoc in the equity and bond markets and elsewhere within the US economy where real Americans will pay. These tactics jeopardize the long term viability of the republican party and make attainment of the White House even more difficult.

Vanguard16 September 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

The people spoke and elected Obama, not one, but twice. Obamacare is the law of the land so get over it!!

mikeden September 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

It’s also the law of the land that people who enter the country without following the legal processes are to be jailed, deported. The Executive Branch of the government, charged with enforcing this law of the land, has failed to do so in at least two consecutive administrations. Can we hear the same boisterous chorus for enforcing the law of the land regarding immigration? How about the law of the land regarding arms ownership–specifically the second amendment to the constitution?

Apply the argument fairly to all situations, and then one’s argument is accepted.

Until that time, though, “the law of the land” is a concept that gets interpreted based on one’s political persuasion, and on who’s enforcing the law.

mikeden September 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The people also spoke, by the way, and elected their House representatives. So the people have spoken numerous times. Just because there’s an election, that doesn’t mean the issue is settled. Even Supreme Court decisions aren’t always the FINAL arbiter. Just check out Plessy v Ferguson regarding slaves. (At least, I think that’s the case where a slave was determined to constitute 3/5 of a human being. That decision was ultimately thrown out, of course.)

nitrat September 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

There is a massive difference in the number of people who vote for a president and who vote for a Congressman.
What the people in one of 400+ little gerrymandered districts do doesn’t amount to a hill of beans compared to the millions voting for president in terms of being an accurate indication of which way the majority of Americans want to go.

mikeden September 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Baloney. The reps in congress were set up to represent fewer people specifically. Also, the legislative branch was created to write laws and to be a check on the executive. The president is elected by a group of electors, not by the people themselves. You may argue about that, but the system is clear. The winner in most every state takes all the electoral votes from that state. That is an inequity if you compare it to a popular vote.

And we don’t live in a country where majority rules. We live in a representative democracy, or a republic. If majority ruled, minorities would not have NEARLY the legal advantages created over the past 2 generations. Admittedly, that was to correct errors of the past, but still if the majority ruled, none of that would have happened.

So it’s baloney that just because a majority thinks one thing or believes one thing, that’s what the government should do.

Smirks September 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

IIRC Democrats won seats in the Senate despite having about twice as many Senators up for reelection as the GOP.
What really matters is Obama won. The guy whose name is on the legislation’s nickname, the guy who is credited with passing reform, the guy who has the power to veto its repeal.

Also, if Republicans hate Obamacare, why did they pick the guy whose reforms it was based on to run against him?

Is it too late, baby? September 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The Heritage Foundation has a thoughtful piece on Obamacare and it’s impact, entitled:
The Case Against Obamacare: Health Care Policy Series for the 112th Congress with the introduction, “Repealing Obamacare and Getting Health Care Right.” Maybe Warren Buffet read it and that is why he wants ACA scrapped.

Even if that right wing front is only half-truthful (depending on your perspective) it makes some very good points. Are you open-minded enough to read it?

tomstickler September 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

So, you got suckered by that “Warren Buffet wants ACA scrapped” lie in the Weekly Standard?

You need better source material. Hint: stay away from the Heritage Foundation, too.

Smirks September 21, 2013 at 7:19 am

Politifact debunked the line about Warren Buffett. He was concerned about imperfections in the bill three years ago and said he wanted costs brought down. Ultimately he still supported the legislation despite being critical of it.

At least it isn’t as bad as gloating about a union’s disdain on Obamacare and then leaving out the fact that it is because the union supports single payer instead.

mikeden September 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Might we all stop interpreting what “they” are saying, and begin speaking courteously and clearly about what our own positions, needs and wants are? It’s frustrating to constantly hear Mr Boehner complaining about what “the other side” means when blah blah blah. It’s equally frustrating to listen to Ms Wasserman-Schultz extoll what “the right” has in mind when blah blah blah. If everyone would stop trying to “market” the downside of their own interpretations of their opponents’ positions, we might be able to assess the value of their OWN positions. Then we could have reasoned discussions and not shouting matches, as typified by flaming posts and exclamation marks.

Nooooooooo! September 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A little turd floating in a sea of stupidity

Stephan September 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Blah blah. Blah blah blah. Blah.

nitrat September 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm

You make fun of Chip Limehouse when we’ve sent THIS lard ass to Congress?!?

Constituent September 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

All of the elected officials at the State and Federal level that are voting on the various components of the Affordable Care Act receive government supplied, single-payer insurance. I suppose that there is a good bit of irony in that situation.

Unless we get term limits at all levels of government, nothing will ever change. Too much money is available to all elected officials.


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