Non-starter: New plan to eliminate sequestration, raise the debt ceiling, and implement Obamacare in 2015

Sept. 12, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today blasted as a non-starter a new House Republican plan that would reportedly eliminate sequestration, increase the debt ceiling and still allow Obamacare to be implemented in 2015:

“Sequestration was the price of increasing the debt ceiling in 2011 by $2.1 trillion. Now, the Daily Caller reports some House Republicans are proposing that it be eliminated, and in exchange, they’d agree to increase the debt ceiling — no strings attached — and allow Obamacare to be implemented anyway, just not in 2014.

“At the end of the day, Obamacare will still be implemented. Instead, members should attach HR 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act, to the continuing resolution that denies funding for the Medicaid expansion, the insurance subsidies, and administrative implementation of the law. Make that the only option. If the Senate and White House want to fund the government, they have to defund Obamacare.

“If Republicans do not take a stand now, tens of millions of Americans will be funneled into government-run, taxpayer-funded health care. A majority of Americans will qualify for subsidized insurance under the law. If that’s an outcome House Republicans feel comfortable with, and provide the funds for it, they will own Obamacare’s socialized medicine every bit as much as the Democrats who voted it into being.”


“House Republicans consider tying debt ceiling raise to defunding Obamacare,” By Alexis Levinson, Sept. 11, 2013 at

“Majority of Americans to qualify for Obamacare subsidies,” By ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Aug. 9, 2013 at

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