Learn the truth about the #shutdown

Senate Democrats promised to represent you. Instead they are working for Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13% and Barack Obama, helping them shut down the government to save Obamacare.

Which is more important: working for you or standing with Harry Reid and Barack Obama to save Obamacare?

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Shutdown, Obamacare, and Default

Washington is in the midst of a critical debate over the future of Obamacare – a debate so critical President Obama and Harry Reid were willing to shutdown the government for fear the debate would lead to the unraveling of their unworkable law.  At the same time, discussions about the debt limit are taking place.

The Heritage Foundation and other conservatives have explained that U.S. has much more tax revenue coming in on a daily basis than it has to pay each day on interest payments; this means the U.S. has the financial means to cover its debt obligations without incurring more debt.  Heritage notes:

The Obama Administration argues that failure to raise the debt limit would lead to a default on federal debts, causing unacceptable harm to the economy. But the President has ample discretion to prioritize debt payments and avoid default. The President has failed to address the more fundamental risk of default: unconstrained increases in entitlement spending.

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Is the Government Shutdown Really a “Win” for Democrats, Harmful for Republicans?

Articles in the National Journal, the Washington Examiner, and a poll released by Heritage Action in August all tell us something similar: Republicans will likely maintain their majority in the House of Representatives in the next election cycle.   Current polling data, some quality political analysis, and a look at the last government shutdown all help lead to that conclusion.

It’s safe to say President Obama and Senate Democrats were banking on America blaming Republicans for a government shutdown and consequently taking a hit in the next election cycle.  It appears their calculus was off by rather a lot, according to the National Journal:

A recent Bloomberg survey found that 40 percent blame the GOP for what’s wrong in Washington, while 38 percent blame the president and congressional Democrats. Back in February, Obama had a nine-point edge over Republicans and independents were evenly divided over who was responsible. Now, 42 percent of independents fault with Obama and his allies in Congress, while 34 percent blame Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The latest CNN poll found a similar trend, with the percentage who blame congressional Republicans for a government shutdown down five points and the percent who blame Obama up three points.

It’s beyond reason how the Left thinks it’s Republican’s fault that the government shut down, when Republicans passed several bills to fund the government but give Americans the same break from Obamacare being given to Mr. Obama’s cronies — especially when most Americans oppose Obamacare. 

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Protecting Obamacare, Not You: Obama Ignores Intelligence Advisor’s Advice

An exchange between Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 67% and the Honorable James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, demonstrates just how obstinate and reckless President Obama has become as he desperately attempts to protect his failed health care law.

The House of Representatives has made many attempts to fund the government but give Americans the same break from Obamacare that President Obama has given to his cronies.  The House’s latest efforts are comprised of attempting to fund certain aspects of the government that are critical and are currently being undermined by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13%’s shutdown. 

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Senate Democrats Care More About Obamacare than Children with Cancer and Veterans

Yesterday, the Senate voted down a House joint resolution entitled Honoring our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, simply because they’re on a mission to protect Obamacare instead of the American people.  

Things are getting worse under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13%.

Today, Dana Bash asked Senate Democrats why not just support the bill that provides funding to NIH which helps children with cancer:

You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials.  The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH.  Given what you said, will you at least pass that, and if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?

He tried to block the question by placing blame on Republicans again.  Dana added:

But if you could help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

Reid responded:

Why would we want to do that?

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