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What Rehberg is Promising

by: Matt Singer

Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 21:43:04 PM MST

Recently, Montana's lone Congressman pledged to start a spending showdown:
"I'm going to fulfill my promise to the people of Montana, that to the best of my ability I will defund Obamacare if we're not able to repeal it," Rehberg said in a telephone news conference.
Sam Stein is now looking at what would happen in that situation:
Democratic lawmakers tell The Huffington Post that they increasingly expect Republicans to try and freeze funding for the health care law. Such an attempt would face the same institutional hurdles as a straight repeal vote: a non-compliant Senate and a president wielding a veto pen. But whereas the repeal bill's death would mean -- in practical political terms -- absolutely nothing, the inability to pass an appropriations bill could have far-reaching effects.

"They are potentially setting up a situation where they will bring government, all of government, to a screeching halt," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said Wednesday. "Not because of the debt ceiling. This is beyond the debt ceiling ... If they think they are going to have the end game of their appropriations bills be that they drive health care reform into an early grave ... they are literally setting up a full stop for almost everything we will possibly do this year."

"I am real concerned," Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas) said. "We do operate on yearly budgets that could exact great harm if they are dedicated to that proposition. You still have to work with the Senate. So what happens when you reach that kind of impasse? We have this gridlock ... There is no doubt in my mind that the Republican leadership ... has already charted a course. They are very disciplined and very good at what they do."

Americans for Limited Government interviews and promotes Denny Rehberg and his efforts to set up this showdown.

Look, I'd feel better about this if Rep. Rehberg ever indicated he had any idea what was in the health care bill. Pogie catches him making up more shit today abut the law. This stuff is just infuriating.

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Good News ! (0.00 / 0)

All spending bill come out of the House, and I'm glad that Denny is doing what we sent him there to do.

Answer a very straight forward question ... (0.00 / 0)
if you're able, Eric.  Exactly what do you think you'll get out of a government shut down?  Do you think you suddenly won't have to pay taxes?  Do you fantasize that your kids suddenly won't owe even more money?  Seriously, what would that do for you?

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It's just fearmongering - the Govt will keep functioning fine.

Not funding Obamacare is simply cutting this bad legislation off at the knees.

You get a tax subsidy, or tax credit (0.00 / 0)
for your health insurance Coobs? Maybe we should cut off all government health subsidies at the knees. INcluding yours and your family's. And your parents' and grandparents' Medicare... and the VA.

If you right-wingers would just go for dumping all government health care plans, you could be taken seriously. But as it is, not "funding Obamacare" is just a bunch of grandstanding hypocrisy.

Get real.

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Get real? (0.00 / 0)

Are you under the impression that the GOP is joking about defunding Obamacare?

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NOt at all (0.00 / 0)
Are you under the impression that I'm not sick and tired of paying for your government-provided tax subsidies to purchase insurance from the same corporations that deny me coverage?

You guys want to defund Obamacare, then I and millions of others will start the fight to defund your tax subsidies.

I'm tired of this "I got mine and you guys suck" mentality.

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i'm torn in my disgust now..... (0.00 / 0)
democrat corrupto-cowards who hand the job of writing the reform bill over to the insurance industry who created the problem in the first place and then run skeered and fail to include public option so that it fails to help anyone enough to bother defending it.

or republican hypocrites who use government provided insurance driving a hard bargain to give the democrats a good excuse to block the rest of us from participating in it.

i've decided it's a tie.

like i told one poor democrat wandering the earth in search of some support for the industry written health care reform bill, "why don't you ask the health insurance industry to defend it. after all, they wrote it."

time for some independent choices who speak common sense in this governmental looney bin.



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