Defunding Obamacare

I got a message from Organizing For Action.

David —

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re probably not watching C-SPAN, so I want to fill you in on what just went down.

House Speaker John Boehner has handed the reins over to an extreme group of Republicans who are willing to sabotage the economy over Obamacare — and they just got to push their plan through.

We’re 10 days from a government shutdown, and John Boehner just brought us closer to the brink.

This is heading for a showdown — now is the time to add your name to the Americans who are saying, “Enough already.”

We can see that this group in the House is so intent on playing games over Obamacare — today’s vote was their 42nd attacking it — that they’re willing to shut down the government over it.

Maybe John Boehner thinks the American people will just chalk this all up to “how Washington works,” but from what I can tell, we’re smarter than that. At a press conference right after the vote, Speaker Boehner said, “We had a victory today for the American people, and frankly, we also had a victory for common sense.”

Really? It’s not common sense to take away affordable health care from millions of Americans — and it’s definitely not common sense to risk a government shutdown over it.

Congress has until September 30th to work together to pass a budget — and instead of being a leader who finds common ground, John Boehner has put the people with the crazy plan in charge.

He’s basically daring you to fight back.

Add your name to tell Speaker Boehner that we can — and will — hold Congress accountable:

Thanks — more on this soon.


Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

Considering how unpopular Obamacare still remains, I am not sure the people who want to defund it are exactly the extremists. It seems to me that Obama is the one who put the people with the crazy plan in charge. I think there are a lot of people who wouldn’t mind shutting down the government to stop Obamacare.

All the same, I am not sure if the attempt to defund Obamacare is the best way to go about things. The problem is that the Democrats still control the Senate and any bill that passes the House of Representatives which repeals Obamacare will not even be considered in the Senate and certainly will not be signed By the President. It may be the best strategy for the Republicans might be to attempt to change or reform the bill in such a way as to remove the more odious features of the bill. On the other hand, perhaps they should let it go forward. It is only going to get more unpopular as people get to know it better.

It is dangerous, though, to shut down the government. People might learn how useless the government really is.



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