Rand Paul tells it like it is. He is one of a few who actually works for the people. I Stand with Rand.

Don’t even bring it up for a vote until everyone reads it!!! They did Obamacare the same way. Pelosi told them that you will have to vote for it to find out what’s in it. OUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT!!

Rand Paul tells it like it is. He is one of a few who actually works for the people. I Stand with Rand.
English: United States Senator Rand Paul speak...
English: United States Senator Rand Paul speaking at the Night of the Rising Stars in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rand Paul Doesn’t ‘Think Shutting Down The Government Is A Good Idea’ But He’ll Do It Anyway

BY ANNIE-ROSE STRASSER ON AUGUST 18, 2013 AT 12:01 PM

rand paul cnn

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Sunday that he doesn’t think it’s a good idea to shut down the government over the funding of Obamacare, but that he is hoping his party does it anyway.

Paul has been one of the leading people calling on Congress to block a resolution that would fund the government unless money for Obamacare is not included in the bill. He was one of the fifteen senators to sign onto a letter vowing to block funding the health care law. But on Sunday, Paul told Fox News Sunday that, “I don’t think shutting down the government is a good idea.”

Still, Paul went on, “I do think that we were elected, conservatives were elected, to try to stop this overreach, this government takeover of healthcare,” and so “we should use the leverage of controlling one-third of the government… to at the very least make that law less bad, delay it, do something we can to protect the American public from the law.”

Acknowledging that support for a shutdown isn’t broad enough in the Senate, Paul said that his colleagues in the House of Representatives should instead be the ones to make defunding the health law a priority: “We don’t control all of the government, but Republicans control the House of Representatives, they should stand up, use that power to at the very least make that law less bad, delay it, do something we can to protect the American public from the law,”Paul said. If the Republicans in the House try to defund the law, the two chambers of Congress could conference on a bill that may defund some parts of Obamacare. The House of Representatives has voted 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but have never been successful, and Republicans have not presented an alternative bill.

Paul’s more tentative language indicates that, like the leadership of his party, he is trying to seem reasonable about what could be a devastating shutdown, while still playing to his base that supports repealing the law. Putting the onus onto the lower chamber to cause shutdown chaos allows Paul to escape some of the political damage that might come from it. A shutdown could potentially furlough 800,000 government employees, and cause chaos for public services around the country.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s