Occasionally the folks in the media get one right. Yesterday, Heritage Action called the process presented by House leaders a “legislative gimmick,” an assessment widely shared by reporters following the issue.
“complex procedural tactic”
“a dressed up but powerless vote”
Conservatives have consistently urged the Republican-controlled House to “live up to the moment and pass a bill funding the government but denying any funding for Obamacare.” As Heritage Action CEO Michael A. Needham said yesterday, “The American people are tired of gimmicks, and it is our expectation that no conservative in Congress will try to deceive their constituents by going along with this cynical ploy.”
Here are some important messages about the campaign to stop Obamacare that are very helpful to share with friends and family. As conservatives, we have to do everything we can to get message out: through defunding, we can stop Obamacare.
From the Heritage Foundation Twitter:
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has made it clear that he disagrees with the conservative strategy to defund Obamacare. Unfortunately, now he is taking aim at a different strategy that simply does not exist. Today he announced that a government shutdown would not defund Obamacare. With all due respect to Senator Coburn, that is not news.
In fact, it is common knowledge, which is why those pushing to defund Obamacare are also pushing to fund the government. In short, Sen. Coburn has constructed a straw man argument to fight his fellow conservatives, thereby preserving Obamacare.
What does Heritage Action mean by defunding Obamacare?
Now is the time to email your Representative. They need to know that you don’t want to spend another dime on Obamacare. Congress needs to act fast to stop the massive spending and expansion of entitlements caused by Obamacare.
Conservatives cannot vote to fund the law’s massive entitlement expansion (and mandates), which will take effect on January 1, 2014. Instead, they must lead the charge to deny funding for the law’s implementation using the forthcoming year-end spending bill.
Encourage your Representative to co-sponsor the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013. Co-sponsoring the bill is a crucial step to stopping the full implementation of Obamacare. Then conservative lawmakers must attach the bill to must-pass legislation, like the year-end spending bill.
Use this form to email your Representative with the critical defund message: