The House will vote to cut off funding for Obamacare next week
While the courts are hearing cases about the constitutionality of Obamacare the Republicans still have one card up their sleeves in the effort to stop Obamacare–the House can cut off funding for the unconstitutional law and they appear to be on the verge of doing just that. Next week the House will take up the issue of the new federal budget and it now appears likely that they will cut off the funding of Obamacare.
When asked about the funding for Obamacare and the impending vote on the budget this is what Eric Cantor had to say:
I expect to see one way or other the product coming out of the House to speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that
The House has already voted to repeal the unconstitutional law but that effort came up short in the Senate, so the House is now prepared to implement “Plan B” and cut of funding for this bill. The article that I linked to above states that this move is likely to be struck down by the Senate if it passes the House but as I understand it, it really doesn’t matter what the Senate does because all spending bills must originate in the House. If the House votes to cut off spending there is nothing that the Senate can do about it–unless the brokers some kind of deal with the House–because the House has followed its constitutional rights and the bill will be DOA if the House does not vote to fund it.
There is the very likely scenario that this showdown could result in the shutdown of the federal government and as someone who feels as if the government operates best when it is not operating at all I can’t see how this could be considered a bad idea. It is great to see that the members of the House who were elected on the promise of repealing or defuding Obamcare appear more than willing to do so.
Republicans are now poised to shut down Obamacare in its tracks and considering the fact that the most recent court ruling declared that the whole of Obamacare is unconstitutional it seems that the only responsible thing to do in light of the fact that the Obama regime is willing to ignore the court ruling would be to shut down the law through the constitutional authority granted to them in Article 1 Section 7 of the constitution until the Supreme Court has ruled on this issue.
Until and unless the Supreme Court overturns the Florida decision there is no way that the healthcare reform law should be implemented and if the Obama regime is unwilling to adhere to the ruling it is up to the House to force the adherence to the ruling by using the power of the purse strings.