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GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown?

There are 147 comments on the National Public Radio story from Aug 14, 2013, titled GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown?. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3. McConnell said this week that using a big spending bill to defund Obamacare is not the way to go.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Aug 14, 2013
Well now that congress has exempted themselves AND their staff from participating in obamacare, I would say they won't waste their time taking care of working people.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#3 Aug 14, 2013
GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown?

HELL YES!!!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4 Aug 14, 2013
Shut it down.
It stinks like crap anyway.
The democreeps are a cancer on America.
Shut it down.
"Who cares?......."__Killary Klinton
Shut it own.

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#5 Aug 14, 2013
Vance and Eighthman.

FYI Obamacare is a law with mandatory funding. Congress can't defund Obamacare by shutting down the government. Shutting down the government just means that soldiers, sailors, and marines won't get paid. Act like adults for once and stop thinking about yourselves. Look at it this way. You can cry about Obamacare until you get it and realize that it was a good idea.
Adale

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Aug 14, 2013
I'm independent and voted Obama first time around. Shut it down now or it will ruin us all. Middle class will be stuck footing the bill, don't believe the lies about free health care for the poor.
You poor people will end up at the end of a long waiting line.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 14, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
Vance and Eighthman.
FYI Obamacare is a law with mandatory funding. Congress can't defund Obamacare by shutting down the government. Shutting down the government just means that soldiers, sailors, and marines won't get paid. Act like adults for once and stop thinking about yourselves. Look at it this way. You can cry about Obamacare until you get it and realize that it was a good idea.
Actually, it is a tax and yes, it can be defunded, much the same as any other tax.
Cat74

United States

#8 Aug 14, 2013
It may be a law, but only some of it is applicable, and some the President has postponed until 2015. It will be repealed long before then.

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#9 Aug 14, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Actually, it is a tax and yes, it can be defunded, much the same as any other tax.
Actually it is a law that has mandatory funding. Ask your congressman.(Unless, your from Texas because they know even less than you do.)

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#10 Aug 14, 2013
Adale wrote:
I'm independent and voted Obama first time around. Shut it down now or it will ruin us all. Middle class will be stuck footing the bill, don't believe the lies about free health care for the poor.
You poor people will end up at the end of a long waiting line.
What are you basing your post on? What or who is your source? Go to the web page and see for your self.

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#11 Aug 14, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
It may be a law, but only some of it is applicable, and some the President has postponed until 2015. It will be repealed long before then.
President Obama has to sign off for it to be repealed. Good luck with that.

Since: Apr 08

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#12 Aug 14, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
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Actually it is a law that has mandatory funding. Ask your congressman.(Unless, your from Texas because they know even less than you do.)
Ask the Supreme Court.

It is a tax, pure and simple, enforced and collected by the IRS.

As such, it can easily be defunded and anyone that owes no federal tax is not required to participate.

Read the Supreme Court decision.

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#13 Aug 14, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Ask the Supreme Court.
It is a tax, pure and simple, enforced and collected by the IRS.
As such, it can easily be defunded and anyone that owes no federal tax is not required to participate.
Read the Supreme Court decision.
The monies collected are considered a tax by the SCOTUS. This tax will only be collected from those who don't have health insurance and are eligible. The tax is collected for the law known as the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. It's a law!! call Mitch McConnell's office in the morning. Ask Shepard Smith, it's a law.
Adale

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Aug 14, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
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What are you basing your post on? What or who is your source? Go to the web page and see for your self.
What a laugh, go to the web page and get understanding of a farce shoved down our throats......we are not shovel ready.does that ring a bell.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#15 Aug 15, 2013
President Obamaís chess board is officially classified as a lethal weaponÖ he has smashed the GOP upside the head so many times that they are now considered politically brain-dead. Obama has left them with their only option which is a disastrous government shutdown that with completely end their political future.

Never bet against BLACK, LOL!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 Aug 15, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
Vance and Eighthman.
FYI Obamacare is a law with mandatory funding. Congress can't defund Obamacare by shutting down the government. Shutting down the government just means that soldiers, sailors, and marines won't get paid. Act like adults for once and stop thinking about yourselves. Look at it this way. You can cry about Obamacare until you get it and realize that it was a good idea.
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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#18 Aug 15, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
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President Obama has to sign off for it to be repealed. Good luck with that.
Yes, it is so great that Obama keeps setting the start date for many pieces of the bill till after the 2014 election.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#19 Aug 15, 2013
Republican Sen. Coburn: Charge wealthy more for Medicare

Oklahoma's Tom Coburn spoke out against efforts by a dozen GOP senators to use the coming debt ceiling battle as a means of zero-funding the Affordable Care Act. Coburn called that plan a strategy to lose Republican control of the U.S. House and referred to it as "intellectually dishonest".
"Republicans don't have the political muscle to leverage the coming debt ceiling debate into a realistic effort to end funding to the program. Itís not an achievable strategy. Itís creating the false impression that you can do something when you canít. And itís dishonest."
"Senate Republicans do have enough power to shut down the government, Coburn says, "and that is a strategy that plays into President Obama's hands."

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#20 Aug 15, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
Vance and Eighthman.
FYI Obamacare is a law with mandatory funding. Congress can't defund Obamacare by shutting down the government. Shutting down the government just means that soldiers, sailors, and marines won't get paid. Act like adults for once and stop thinking about yourselves. Look at it this way. You can cry about Obamacare until you get it and realize that it was a good idea.
That's like saying that blaming Benghazi on a movie was a good idea.
What is wrong with you mental patients?
Nazicare is a train wreck.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#22 Aug 15, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
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The monies collected are considered a tax by the SCOTUS. This tax will only be collected from those who don't have health insurance and are eligible. The tax is collected for the law known as the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. It's a law!! call Mitch McConnell's office in the morning. Ask Shepard Smith, it's a law.
Ask the terrorists we will let pass by and detonate their weapons on our soil. Of course if we are just above the poverty level but can not afford to pay the ten grand a year in insurance and are not charged the penalty or get free medical, we can start to agree. Give us numbers. But between you and me, losing a city or two is not bad. Its healthy. it cleans up the system a bit. We turned ourselves gangster and by those rules we are due.
Your Ex

United States

#23 Aug 15, 2013
You can't defund a law.
Morons.

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