29 Days to Obamacare : If you have not yet signed the online petition Don’tFundIt, go here. You will receive an email to confirm that you intended to sign the petition. As of 4 pm on Sun., Sept. 1, there were over 993,200 signatures, and counting. Let’s get that number over a million and then start on the next million.
AND IT'S WORKING!
While on a phone call with Jenny Beth Martin (Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots) discussing the upcoming rally, she shared with Marianne Gasiecki (Ohio Co-cordinator) some of what she's being told on Capitol Hill. Marianne reports:
According to the insiders that she spoke with last week, our calls, emails and town hall attendance are working. Congressmen that are normally silent are pushing back against Boehner, telling him that they cannot support a continuing resolution that does not
Because of our efforts here in Ohio and across the country, these Congressmen are saying that if they do support Boehner's position, they will not be able to run for re-election.
Job well done everyone!
Now let's turn up the heat!
Our message is this:
Defund Obamacare, period.
No More Excuses.
Just Get it Done!
And if they do try to give you excuses, this is what you can tell them:
The RNC adopted a resolution this past summer to defund Obamacare. If the "Party" wants it, and the majority of Americans want it, why aren't you getting it done? Click here to see the resolution.
If they try to tell you they can't affect mandatory spending, The National Federation of Republican women have this to say:
Can ObamaCare be defunded through an appropriations bill? Yes.
By refusing to appropriate funds to implement and enforce ObamaCare, the law would remain intact but the processes required to implement the bill's provisions, like the exchange marketplace, could not continue being implemented and the various mandates the law created could not be enforced.
What about the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending?
A defunding measure in an appropriations bill can stop discretionary spending and some mandatory spending, and there are two good examples of this being done recently: one, the Hyde Amendment bans federal funding for abortion by amending the Medicaid entitlement program and has been attached to appropriation bills since 1976; second, Congress already defunded the co-op health insurance program which was part of ObamaCare in section 1857 of the Continuing Resolution passed in April 2011. The Heritage Foundation states that, "Congress routinely enacts changes to mandatory spending as part of its annual appropriations process....the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recognizes these changes when analyzing spending bills and scores them as CHiMPS--changes in mandatory program spending."
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