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    Ted Cruz: 62 Days to Defund Obamacare

    The fight is on.

    A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape.

    Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, >>> (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles were lost if one surrendered before the battle began.

    The next morning Cruz was at the Heritage Foundation (seen here at Right Scoop) explaining how the defeat of gun control earlier this year can be used as a template to defeat ObamaCare.

    As was discussed earlier this week in this space, this has become a battle between what Ronald Reagan once called “rabbits” and “tigers.” Reagan, a tiger himself on these matters, was furious with House Republicans when they abandoned him on a veto of a pork-laden “Clean Water Bill” out of fear of being labeled “anti-environment.” Reagan himself was targeted by Democrats over this veto and he never flinched, angry that House Republicans had abandoned principle.

    Reagan is gone, but his political heirs — his tigers — are very much in evidence in the fight to defund Obamacare. >>>

    This is precisely the kind of thing that drove Ronald Reagan crazy. He was never afraid to call out these people in his own party. As mentioned Tuesday, he repeatedly called them “fraternal order” Republicans or “pale pastels” or, teeth-grittingly, “rabbits.” As in: when things get tough they run like rabbits.

    Ted Cruz and his compatriots in House and Senate are decidedly not rabbits. They have a complete and full understanding that the opportunity to repeal Obamacare once enacted is slim to none. No entitlement program — no matter how poorly thought out and constructed, no matter how much it is dragging the country down to a financial oblivion — has ever been repealed. Ever.

    They understand fully that governmentally speaking this is a one-time shot at slowing Obamacare and opening the door for eventual repeal.

    But the point is not lost on Cruz, Mike Lee, and all the rest that Reagan’s argument about the need to stop Big Government is in fact a wildly popular political argument — with the conservative base. >>>

    Sixty-two days.

    Sixty-two days to lead a grassroots charge to defund Obamacare.

    The fight is on. It’s Washington versus the conservative grassroots.

    The question will quickly become, for Republicans in the Senate and the House, Reagan’s old question:

    Are you a rabbit? Or a tiger?

    And conservatives are taking names.

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    The rabbits or as we often now a days refer to as RINOs are certainly lining up with their pals, the establishment, the democrats to defeat anything brought forward by conservatives.
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    Sorry: Businesses cannot avoid Obamacare by switching to part-time staff

    The administration has popped the bubble of hope some small business had that switching to part-time staff would let them escape the high costs of Obamacare.

    The Small Business Administration on Thursday created a website to explain to businesses that the government will simply tally up the number of part-time employees firms have to determine if enough hours have been worked to essentially create a "full-time equivalent."

    Some smaller businesses had thought that if they could get under the 50 full-time employee cap that activates Obamacare by cutting full-time workers and hiring more part-time workers they would escape having to provide costly health care insurance — or pay a federal fine.

    Several business organizations have been warning smaller firms of the provision in Obamacare, but many were confused and waiting for the administration to finally explain the so-called employer mandate calculation.

    >>> The uncertainty created by the [health care act] continues to cause franchises and other small businesses to hit the pause button on job creation." >>>

    Under Obamacare, a full-time work week is just 30 hours.

    Edmund F. Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation said the rules are a "problem for employers at the margin" of 50 full-time workers. The rules also cover seasonal workers: If a company with seasonal workers had the equivalent of 50 full-time employees for just 121 days, Obamacare kicks in.

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    Another underhanded 0bama trick... meanwhile at the same time he's created a backdoor carve out for congressional staffers.
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    Defunding this atrocity won't work. Implementation will still continue. It needs to be repealed.
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    Defunding is a start ... in the right direction. Doing nothing is not.

    Once entitlements have been fully implemented they have NEVER been reversed or repealed. As noted in the first article above:

    Ted Cruz and his compatriots in House and Senate are decidedly not rabbits. They have a complete and full understanding that the opportunity to repeal Obamacare once enacted is slim to none. No entitlement program — no matter how poorly thought out and constructed, no matter how much it is dragging the country down to a financial oblivion — has ever been repealed. Ever.

    They understand fully that governmentally speaking this is a one-time shot at slowing Obamacare and opening the door for eventual repeal.

    But the point is not lost on Cruz, Mike Lee, and all the rest that Reagan’s argument about the need to stop Big Government is in fact a wildly popular political argument — with the conservative base.
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    On October 1st, millions of Americans will be required to enroll in Obamacare and could lose access to their doctors and be forced to pay higher premiums and higher taxes. But there's still time to stop it. Republicans in Congress can stop Obamacare if they refuse to fund it.

    Sign the petition and tell Congress: Don't Fund Obamacare!

    153,822 signatures ...

    http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/
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    The House has the power of the purse. Obama can cry all he wants but if the House does not fund it, he wont get it ... if they just follow the Constitution. I find it ironic that the Administration forces its will to abuse power they do not have, while Congress lacks the will to use the power that it does have.

    I got another call from the RNC today. I keep telling them that Boehner, McConnell, Cantor etal have to go. Theres no contrast (other than cheap talk) between the partys as long as these clowns run the show. I have given tens of thousands of dollars to the RNC in the past. No more. They want me to contribute for the conservative cause? The conservative agenda (their language, not mine)? Are they shittin me? Rove has declared war on conservatives and we are currently shunned and called names by these ass wipes at the top. I told them defund 0bamacare and reject amnesty, then we'll talk.

    I will always support conservatives. ALWAYS! But these establishment half wits are running the nation into the ground, and I unequivocally let them know it too. No mas... NO MAS!

    If they let these opportunities pass... again ... the midterms just past, will look like a picnic.
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