Obamacare Potential Cause of Government Shutdown?
In a new twist in the ever evolving Obamacare saga, The Hill reports that there could be a shutdown of the government this Fall. Essentially Republican legislators are signing onto a plan that aims at blocking any Obamacare funding legislation from hitting the debate floor (or, of course, being voted on).
Senator Mike Lee (R – Utah) has said that “This is the last stop before ObamaCare fully kicks in on Jan. 1 of next year for us to refuse to fund it.” This proposal is intriguing to say the least. But could it really work?
In order to fully fund Obamacare for its January debut, Congress will have to once again raise the debt limit. The usual suspects are decrying this effort – particularly Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). He thinks conservative legislators are overreaching. But what he doesn’t seem to remember is that funding programs is exactly what IS in the job description of Congress. Citizens elect Congressmen and women to spend responsibly (among many other things), and raising the debt ceiling doesn’t cure the epidemic of over spending.
Regardless it seems that yet another blame game is gearing up in DC. What are your thoughts? Should Congress follow through with this plan? If not, what is another alternative?
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