Saturday, August 3, 2013

Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare.

Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring.”

The message from each speaker was clear: Now is the best chance to stop Obamacare by defunding it before implementation takes root on October 1.

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said elected leaders have an obligation to protect Americans from the President’s unfair, unpopular and unworkable health-care law.

“We’re standing for the people. I hope the President understands that and eventually, if we stand strongly enough, comes around and starts standing for the people instead of his party,” Gohmert said. “We owe future generations better than they’re going to get with Obamacare.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) demanded that if the President refuses to protect the American people from the health-care law, then it’s up to Congress to use its power of the purse to prevent Obamacare from being implemented.

“This debate is no longer about liberals vs. conservatives,” Lee said. “This law is about Washington, D.C. vs. everyone else in the United States.”


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