Senate Republicans panic, agree to fund Obamacare

October 11, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to new Senate Republican offers to pass both a continuing resolution and a debt ceiling increase, meanwhile allowing funding for Obamacare to take effect:

“Senate Republicans in a panic move are attempting to make small changes to solve big problems in order to resolve the government shutdown and debt ceiling. At a time when even CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has come to the conclusion that Obamacare needs to be delayed in its entirety, Senate Republicans are proposing to allow it to be funded. All this, after Senate Republicans were making such a big deal about how they were voting to ‘defund’ Obamacare two weeks ago.

“As Americans receive notification of increases in their health insurance cost directly related to Obamacare, or are dropped from their employer plans entirely, it is becoming more and more clear across the country that the health care law needs to be stopped.

“Unfortunately, Senate Republicans like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Lamar Alexander still have no plan to stop Obamacare. Their white flag strategy will leave America stuck under the burden of Obamacare for generations to come. It is a shame that those elected to big things are choosing to play small ball and in fact their continued carping in the media has provided support to those who would see Obamacare implemented across the land.”

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