Republican Leadership Sneaking Through Obamacare Funding!
First, thank you for all your help over the August Recess and for the Exempt America Rally today. Your voice was heard – but not by everyone. Wait 'til you see what Washington DC is trying to sneak through. Our 24 hour countdown to stop them starts now!
The Ruling Elite is up to it again. They want you to think they have voted for defunding Obamacare – but it's another shell game – again. Breitbart.com has the truth about Eric Cantor's 5 Step plan here (insert link again). The gist of it is this:
1. The House will pass a concurrent resolution that defunds Obamacare – and – a Continuing Resolution that funds Obamacare! That's like quitting smoking and then lighting up a cigarette. The two conflicting Bills will be 'enrolled' as if they were one bill — so one vote passes two bills at the same time. The Clerk of the House will send to the Senate the concurrent resolution that defunds Obamacare but includes funding for the rest of the government, and will hold the 'clean' continuing resolution at the desk until the Senate votes on the concurrent resolution that defunds Obamacare.
2. After passage in the House, the Senate has to have an up/down vote on the concurrent resolution with the defund language before the continuing resolution can move to the Senate. This is yet another show vote. Because there is no price to be paid for voting it down and continuing to fund Obamacare, it has no binding leverage tied to it. It is truly a vote just for appearances.
3. After the Senate has the show vote on defund, the Senate may then pass the "clean" continuing resolution, which will then go to the President for his signature without having to go back to the House of Representatives. This continuing resolution would fund the government and would have no binding impact on defunding Obamacare in any way.
The Ruling Elite thinks another shell-game – where we, the people, lose money again – is acceptable. It is not. The ruling elite in the House thinks that what we want is recorded votes in the House and Senate. They are wrong. What we want is for them to stop funding Obamacare.
Obamacare is not ready for big business, big labor, or big government (which all got exemptions) and Obamacare is not ready for the American people. Exempt America from Obamacare now. Congress must pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government for all of fiscal year 2014 that binds the defund Obamacare effort – and they must stop spending of any kind on Obamacare in 2014.
We have heard enough meaningless, empty promises from the Congress and it is time for action. No more games. No more tricks. No more shell games. Exempt America and Defund Obamacare Now. Click to sign the petition now!
In Liberty, Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
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