While Democratic Senators railed about the end of the world as we know it, evidently they felt they could take Sunday off and golf or whatever while it all burns down. They. Don’t. Give. A. Crap. Life and death, but maybe I’ll show up around 2 PM or so — maybe.
“The Senate decided not to work yesterday,” Boehner said in a rare speech on the House floor. “Well my goodness, if there’s such an emergency, where are they?”
Boehner was joined by Republicans like Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who said the Senate needs to work quickly to help the House avoid a government shutdown.
“The Senate needs to hustle,” she said.
“Where, oh where, has the Senate gone?” asked Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas). “Where, oh where, can they be?”
The House passed a spending resolution early Sunday morning that would delay ObamaCare and repeal the medical device tax. Senate Democrats have said they would reject the GOP bill when the Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. today.
But Boehner said people around the country support a delay in ObamaCare, and that the health law is a major reason why companies aren’t hiring.
“The fact that nobody knows what the rules are, employers scared to death to hire new employees, cutting the hours many of their current employees, and for what reason?” he asked. “This law is not ready for prime time.
“It’s time for the Senate to listen to the American people, just like the House has listened to the American people, and pass a one-year delay of ObamaCare and permanent repeal of the medical device tax.”
And as the train wreck of Obamacare and the debt ceiling bears down upon America, the Obamacare website quietly deleted their reference to ‘free healthcare.’ Why? Because it doesn’t exist. It never did – it was another lie.
“There is a very large group of us who believe that this is it, this isn’t just another year, this isn’t just another CR fight,” Bachmann told me. “This is historic, and it’s a historic shift that’s about to happen, and if we’re going to fight, we need to fight now.”
“This isn’t just another bill,” Bachmann continued. “This isn’t load limits on turnip trucks that we’re talking about. This is consequential. And I think the reason why you’ve come to this flash point is that this is an extremely consequential bill that will impact every American, and that’s why you have such passionate opinions. And we’re not giving up and we’re not caving in that easily.”
For Bachmann and many of her colleagues, the enormity of the issue serves to highlight the problem with less extensive anti-Obamacare measures. “The Vitter Amendment isn’t going to help real people,” Bachmann told me. “It’s going to be a political move, but it’s not going to help real people. Obamacare will continue to destroy the economy. Now, repealing the medical device tax does help the economy. Here in the Beltway, we get the medical device tax issue. And in my state of Minnesota, we get the medical device tax issue. That’s our industry. And I’m all for [repealing] it, but for most Americans, that is not something that they see that they want to get.”
And what about delaying just the individual mandate for a year, as opposed to all of Obamacare? “That’s worthless,” Bachmann said.
She’s absolutely right and now is the time to fight. Obamacare will finish off America as we have always known her and Amnesty will put the final nails in our red, white and blue coffin. We are bankrupt and Obamacare puts us into a debt spiral there is no way out of as a nation. Individually, it taxes us literally to death and turns us into a groveling third world country with a massive redistribution of wealth globally and a Marxist iron fisted regulatory mandate at home. Amnesty will ensure that there will never be another Conservative leadership in this country. America will have finished morphing from a Constitutional Republic into a dictatorship and Americans will simply wonder how it happened.
Listen to Mark Steyn:
Obama’s pointless, traceless super-spending is now (as they used to say after 9/11) “the new normal.” Nancy Pelosi assured the nation last weekend that everything that can be cut has been cut and there are no more cuts to be made. And the disturbing thing is that, as a matter of practical politics, she may well be right. Many people still take my correspondent’s view: If you have old money well managed, you can afford to be stupid — or afford the government’s stupidity on your behalf. If you’re a social-activist celebrity getting $20 million per movie, you can afford the government’s stupidity. If you’re a tenured professor or a unionized bureaucrat whose benefits were chiseled in stone two generations ago, you can afford it. If you’ve got a wind farm and you’re living large on government “green energy” investments, you can afford it. If you’ve got the contract for signing up Obamaphone recipients, you can afford it.
But out there beyond the islands of privilege most Americans don’t have the same comfortably padded margin for error, and they’re hunkering down. Obamacare is something new in American life: the creation of a massive bureaucracy charged with downsizing you — to a world of fewer doctors, higher premiums, lousier care, more debt, fewer jobs, smaller houses, smaller cars, smaller, fewer, less; a world where worse is the new normal. Would Americans, hitherto the most buoyant and expansive of people, really consent to live such shrunken lives? If so, mid-20th-century America and its assumptions of generational progress will be as lost to us as the Great Ziggurat of Ur was to 19th-century Mesopotamian date farmers.
George Orwell, after attending a meeting of impoverished but passive miners, remarked sadly that “there is no turbulence left in England.” The Democrats, and much of the Republican establishment, have made a bet that there is no turbulence left in America, and the citizenry will stand mute before Obamacare’s wrecking ball. Unless they’re willing to accept a worse life for their children and grandchildren, middle-class Americans need to prove them wrong.
Our children’s and grandchildren’s futures are being destroyed — right here, right now. The Progressive Marxist elitists have crossed the red line. Will we take it sitting down America? Shut it down! Don’t fear the shutdown. Fear the Obamacare Reaper.
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