On Monday afternoon, after the Democratic Senate rejected a Republican House bill that would have continued to fund the government and would have delayed the implementation of Obamacare by one year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said that the House would attempt to pass a bill requiring all Obama administration officials to sign up for Obamacare.
Currently, Obama administration officials are not subject to the health care exchanges that they insist Americans pay for federally. Congress members are forced to join the exchanges, but are federally subsidized to do so.
UPDATE: Harry Reid has already said that the Senate will brook no compromise over the House GOP demand, instead sending the same Senate bill with full funding back to the House.
Time for the House to send line-item budgets for each department or program individually. This will demonstrate who is REALLY shutting down the government if Reid and Obama block any of these spending provisions. No need to send Obamacare funding to the Senate! Mission accomplished.
Let ’em shut it down. The American People will see just how non-essential most of this bloated federal government really is, and they will know which party fought to protect the People from this healthcare debacle.
The fact that nearly half of the government is being referred to as “non-essential” is already a victory for us. Harry Reid is unwittingly advancing our message.
People are learning just how unnecessary most of the government is, and the longer a shutdown goes on, the more they will realize we can get by on half the government we have today.
If we eliminated half the government, we wouldn’t need to raise the debt ceiling. We could start paying it down, instead.
Shut it down and seize the moment! It looks a hell of a lot like victory.