Conservatives have drawn their line in the sand about ObamaCare. The Heritage Foundation has consistently shown that ObamaCare will be destructive for America and Americans. Heritage for Action has been active in lobbying our representatives in Congress to defund ObamaCare. Freedom Works rallied the conservative grass roots to contact their Representatives in the House, and the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week – once again – to defund Obamacare while at the same funding the federal government in totality. Several Senators have led the effort to defund ObamaCare and are currently in the process of trying to convince enough Senators to do so.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) “rose to speak” on Tuesday in an effort to slow down and delay for as long as possible the consideration of the continuing resolution passed last week by the U.S. House. “I intend to speak about defunding ObamaCare until I am no longer able to stand.” He added, “If Republicans vote with Democrats, then this body will cut off debate on this bill. And we are silencing the voice of the Senate and the voice of the people.” Senator Cruz said that he spoke “in opposition to ObamaCare in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and 300 million Americans. It is time, quite frankly, to make D.C. listen. The problem is the elected leaders are not listening to their constituents.” He is attempting to stop the Democrats from gutting the bill passed by the House.
The Blaze listed their top five statements from Senator Cruz: 5) He compared Congress to the WWF: “It’s wrestling matches where it’s all rigged, the outcome is pre-determined. They know in advance who’s going to win and lose and it’s all for show!” 2) He read a sampling of #DefundObamacareBecause tweets and brought the voices of Americans to the Senate. 3) Senator Cruz had help from Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), David Vitter (R-La.), Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). 2) He read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess to his daughters over C-SPAN2 and thus into the Senate Record. 1) “I will speak until I am no longer able to stand. The American people want to stop his madness, and so do I. Americans understand this isn’t working and yet Washington is pretending not to know.”
If Congress does not pass a funding bill of some kind, the federal government will shut down on October 1. Republicans do not want to shut government down; they simply want to stop ObamaCare before it destroys America; Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to save the monster health care bill.
The government has been shut down numerous times in my lifetime and seventeen times in our history. Americans barely noticed that the government was not working! There were no hungry people rioting in the streets for lack of food or losing their homes. Yet liberals and their lap dog media are trying to scare Americans about the government shutting down. CNN listed their top ten ways the government shutdown might affect you. 10) The national parks, national zoos, national museums, etc. will close for the duration. 9) Government employees – other than “critical services such as air traffic” – will be furloughed – and receive full pay when a bill is finally passed. 8) The military will continue to protect Americans but will not receive any pay during the shutdown. 7) Taxes will continue to be collected and essential banking functions will continue. 6) The Post Office will continue to deliver mail. 5) The implementation process of ObamaCare will continue. 4) Gun permits will not be given. 3) Government loans will not be available for businesses or mortgages, but Social Security and welfare checks will probably go out. 2) There will be no trash collection in Washington, D.C. 1) The “collective psyche” of Americans will take a hit – just as we have numerous times over the past five years because there is no federal budget.
Quite frankly, none of those reasons concern me. The government never shuts down for more than a couple of days or a couple of weeks. I can get along. We might be inconvenienced by having to wait for the government to reopen, but there will not be any life or death situations. I am prepared to survive through a government shutdown – especially if it ends in defunding ObamaCare.