Remember that Executive Order intended to give Bart Stupak enormous peace of mind that no Federal funding would be used to pay for abortions? Darn it all, they must have run out of ink in the 22 pens used to sign the bill. Don’t you worry though, they will get around to signing it “soon.”
Yep, the EO that bought off Bart Stupak. The Daily Gator reminds Stupak that the check is in the mail, among other “descriptive terms.” Heh.
The D after Stupak’s name disables his God-given ability to know that when Obama’s mouth is open, HE’S LYING.
What does it take to fund all those government jobs, agencies, panels, & commissions? Tax dollars.
Now, who controls the purse strings? Congress. How many votes do we need via reconciliation to make budget changes? 51.
So, can we gut Obamacare by refusing to fund it?
Is this a viable strategy? Yes, it is.
Now, what if Obama is President and we do this? He still has to sign a reconciliation bill. Will he do that? He’s certainly not going to be inclined to do it. But, if Republicans don’t back down, we’ve got a stand-off. At that point, it probably comes down to who has the American people at their back. I like those odds.
On the other hand, if we can replace Obama in 2012, then a Republican President will definitely sign off on reconciliation and we’ve eviscerated Obamacare.
Of course, the ideal is still to repeal Obamacare in its entirety — and that should be our ultimate goal. But, if we can defund it while we’re working towards that end, it’ll be like ripping the engine out of the car that drives the bill — and it’s very doable.
Very doable, indeed.