Pretending to defund Obamacare is not the same as defunding it

Sept. 10, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to defeat a continuing resolution that reportedly will fail to defund Obamacare:

“This is an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Separately passing a defunding Obamacare measure not tied to the continuing resolution that can simply be decoupled by the Senate is a useless gesture that does not merit serious consideration. Whoever votes for such a continuing resolution will be voting to fund Obamacare. This is nothing more than a trick by House leadership to pretend to defund Obamacare without actually doing so.”


“House GOP Leadership Plan Procedural Trick to Avoid Obamacare Funding Fight,” By Matthew Boyle, Sept. 9, 2013 at

“House GOP Pushes New Gambit To Defund Obamacare,” By Sahil Kapur, Sept. 10, 2013 at

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