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Leviathan Richard Falknor on 26 Feb 2013 07:43 pm

‘Last Best Chance’: “Call Your Representative: Defund Obamacare Now”


This morning RedState chief Erick Erickson warned “House & Senate Republicans Set to Endorse and Fund Obamacare” –
  • In fact, House conservatives, not just the general rank and file Republicans, appear set to endorse Obamacare and approve its funding. Yes, even former Republican Study Committee (‘RSC’) Chairmen Jeb Hensarling, Tom Price, and Jim Jordan along with present RSC Chairman Steve Scalise will do so, but I’m sure ACU will give them sufficiently high ‘conservative’ scores to hide behind like they did with Mitch McConnell.”  (Highlighting Forum’s.)
  • Republicans in the House are going to pass a continuing resolution in which they will endorse Obamacare and its funding. That is a fact. Congressmen like Jim Jordan (OH), Tom Graves (GA), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Mick Mulvaney (SC), Tom Cotton (AR), Raul Labrador (ID) and so many others conservatives will probably vote for the rule to ensure the continuing resolution passes, then vote against it on the floor to claim they really did not endorse Obamacare.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)
  • “The only way to stop them is to raise unmitigated hell immediately. Call your Republican members of Congress now.”

HeritageAction –“Call Your Representative: Defund Obamacare Now”

Today Nathanael Yellis at Heritage Action declared (click here)–

“It is incumbent upon conservatives to fight to defund Obamacare. Although damage has already been done, the most egregious, invasive elements of Obamacare are not yet set in stone. Despite not controlling all of government, the House of Representatives has the power to defund Obamacare in their next must-pass spending bill.
The House must take the lead in this fight now.
Conservatives must use every legislative vehicle possible to defund, delay and ultimately repeal this law. Fortunately for us, there’s an opportunity to defund Obamacare this year. Congress will pass a bill to fund government operations in the next few weeks. This ‘continuing resolution’ is viewed as ‘must-pass’ legislation and is our bargaining chip to defund Obamacare.
Use our call tool to urge your Representative to defund Obamacare in the CR [continuing resolution]
Please make the call and start spreading the word.”  (Highlighting Forum’s)

Certainly call your United States Representative as Nathanael Yellis wisely urges.

And, fortunately for Maryland and Virginia conservatives, both states also have a GOP member on the powerful House Appropriations panel. 

This presents an unusual opportunity for an additional call to the heart of the process.

Maryland: Dr. Andrew Harris Phone: 202-225-5311

Virginia:   Mr. Frank Wolf        Phone: 202-225-5136

Faithful readers will recall our post (below) earlier this month which goes into some detail about stopping Obamacare:

New Appropriator Andy Harris: Next ‘Cardinal’? Or Tea Party Hero?

“Defund Obamacare.” Sounds, perhaps, a bit abstract?  What are the stakes for you personally? 

Here is Stanley Kurtz (NRO) spelling them out

  • “Rationing, death panels, socialism, all those nasty old words that helped bring Republicans victory in 2010, and that came to seem so impolite after November of that year. They’re back because of IPAB. Remember that acronym. It stand for The Independent Payment Advisory Board. IPAB is the real death panel, the true seat of rationing, and the royal road to health-care socialism.”
  • As IPAB caps Medicare payments for various services, the elderly will be unable to obtain many kinds of care, or will experience de facto rationing, via long treatment delays and sharp declines in the quality of care.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

Seem scary to call?  Worry that some self-important staffer will blow you off? Live in a different part of Maryland or Virginia than your state’s House of Representatives appropriator? 

Remember, members of the Congress talk to national lobbyists day in and day out. (Nothing wrong with that – with a constantly growing, already oversize government, almost every business or organization, small or large, may sometime need a voice in Washington, D C., just to survive.)

But citizens of Maryland and Virginia should come before the agents of Big Health Care and be able to talk directly to their state’s House of Representatives appropriator.

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