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Refusing to Fund Obamacare

Some "conservative" organization asked me to endorse the following:

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Fellow Conservatives:

On October 1st, millions of Americans will be required to begin enrolling in Obamacare, which could cause many to lose access to their doctors and be forced to pay higher premiums and higher taxes.

To quote Democratic Senator Max Baucus, it will be a "train wreck."

Fortunately, there's still time to stop it.

U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are leading an effort to de-fund Obamacare in the 2014 spending bill that must be passed by October 1st.

Republicans in Congress may not have the power to repeal Obamacare, but they can definitely refuse to fund it.

Please stand with Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in this important fight by signing the Don't Fund Obamacare petition.

It's not enough for Republicans to say they oppose Obamacare. They need to have the courage to actually do something meaningful to stop it.
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I followed a link to their website and left the following comment:

Obstructionism on healthcare reform is worse than useless. The Republican party enjoyed 8 years of uncontested supremacy and squandered it pursuing extravagant military adventures abroad and constructing a high tech surveillance state at home. What efforts did the Bush administration make to fix a broken healthcare system other than the massive giveaway of taxpayer dollars to pharmaceutical and insurance companies that was Medicare Part D?

The Republican party is a pathetic joke. It's time to cut loose the religious zealots and war mongers, send the lobbyists for drug companies and the copyright toll-booth operators packing, and get to work re-rehabilitating the commons which support entrepreneurial endeavors and job creation. Either do something constructive or get out of the way and let people with intelligence, initiative and a living sense of civic responsibility* get on with the business of government!

Refusing to fund the operations of government once you've lost a legislative struggle is the despicable tactic of a self-absorbed sociopath, which I guess is a pretty good description of the collective psychology of the Republican party in the second decade of the 21st Century.

* I'm certainly not referring the Obama administration or congressional Democrats with this language.

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