Politics: Republicans who’ve been viciously attacking a last-ditch defund ObamaCare effort should ask themselves: Will getting rid of this $1.4 trillion entitlement program be easier two years from now? Or four?
Some Republicans and conservative pundits are in a lather lately, throwing brickbats like “the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard,” “a fantasy,” “the definition of insanity,” “nuts” and something that will “deliver nothing other than pain.”
Those aren’t criticisms of ObamaCare. They’re complaints from the likes of GOP Sens. Richard Burr and Tom Coburn, and various conservative pundits and bloggers about a proposal to defund ObamaCare.
The idea, being pushed by some conservatives in the House and Senate, is to attach a provision to spending bills needed to keep the government running that will deny any federal money to carry out ObamaCare, which officially starts Oct. 1.
Since dozens of House bills to outright repeal or delay ObamaCare went nowhere in the Senate, the argument is that attaching a defunding measure to these must-pass spending bills is the only option left.
“The American people are asking us to do everything we can to protect them from this law,” argues Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who backs the defunding plan.
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