By a 231-192 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to delay the implementation of Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law by one year – setting the stage for a shutdown of “non-essential” government agencies on Tuesday morning.
Two liberal Republicans (Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna of New York) voted against the Obamacare delay while a pair of conservative Democrats (Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Jim Matheson of Utah) voted for it.
This was the House’s second gut-check vote against Obamacare – following last week’s move to strip the increasingly unpopular measure from a two-month spending resolution. GOP leadership – including House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor – had initially sought to hold a symbolic vote against this job-killing monstrosity, but were forced by fiscal conservatives to hold their ground and actually defund it.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate have not shown the same backbone. In fact 25 of them – including liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – voted last week to let Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid move forward a budget that reinserted Obamacare funding, setting the stage for the partial shutdown.
Graham and his fellow “Republican” traitors later voted against the very budget they permitted to move forward – defying a group of fiscally conservative Senators led by Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Shame on them …
Obamacare is more than just the most polarizing law in our nation’s history, it is an economic disaster waiting to happen (errr … already happening, actually).
That’s why we believe standing against it – knowing full well the political risks – is courageous.
Also the last time we checked a partial shutdown of non-essential government – particularly a government as sprawling and repressive as our federal government – wasn’t such a bad thing.
Seriously … why should government fund anything “non-essential” in the first place?
It shouldn’t …