Should the gop be willing to shut down nonessential govt functions to stop obamacare?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Sep 17, 2013.

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Should the GOP stand their ground and defund O'care despite any possible ramification

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Yes or no and what do you believe the ramifications would be? And I don't mean lost elections. Individual political seats are not more important than the health (not medical) of our nation as a whole.
    The dems screamed the sky was falling when the thought of sequester wasmentioned. Reality showed different.

    Im sick of the gop being forced to "go along" just to keep the gun away from their heads. This is a bipartisan mess overall and im sick of the dems getting a free pass. If the govt shuts down it will be because BOTH sides refused to compromise. BOTH

    Congress is there to fulfill the will of the people not FUCKING KING OBAMA.

    I say fuck these stupid games and play hardball. Sadly I don't think Boehner has the spine required to do what's right.
     
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    The GOP needs to get their heads out of their asses and stop acting like a bunch of 3 years throwing a pissy fit because they didn't get their way (even though the individual mandate was a republican plan to begin with)

    The affordable care act is the law of the land, deal with it.
     
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    Many laws were the "law of the land"

    Doesn't mean shit
     
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    false premise. there is no reason to shut down any govt functions except obamacare. All other govt functions can be fully funded and can operate as usual. Just no funding for obamacare.
     
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    so was slavery at one time. so was the prohibition of women voting.

    all laws are not good laws. ACA is terrible legislation, probably the worst in our history
     
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    There is no reason to 'shut other things down'... but they should still shut down more than just Obamacare... welfare, corporate and farm subsidy, HUD, studies on cow farts, etc... things that are not specifically empowered to the fed in the constitution...

    defund it all... eliminate until there is no deficit
     
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    False choice. Congress is capable of fully funding government except for Obamacare. No shut down would be necessary. Of course, the Senate will likely add Obamacare funding back in and send it back to the House. Nothing says the House can't remove Obamacare funding again and sent it right back.

    Point is, no govt functions need stop to de-fund Obamacare. It would be on Reid and the Dem controlled Senate if they refused to vote for a funding bill that kept the government going ex Obamacare. Why the establishment RINOs think they'd be blamed is beyond me. As you say, they have no backbone!
     
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    So is Paygo. How's that working out?
     
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    No, the worst in history was the constitution shredding patriot act from W and the GOP trash. Not to mention the ACA hasn't even gone into effect yet, so claiming is terrible legislation is just parroting right wing BS.
     
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    I understand that but I'm also aware the dems will push it to that point to keep Obamacare. Resulting in some services being shut down at the very least. So I think the premise is accurate.
    Should the gop be willing to do what it takes to achieve the goal of killing this job and freedom restricting bill?
     

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