Senator Marco Rubio will oppose the six-month spending bill (the continuing resolution) unless it includes the Cruz amendment which defunds Obamacare.
“If . . . we can pass [the amendment] onto a bill, I will vote for a continuing resolution,” he said. “Even if it’s temporary, because it does something permanent, and that is defund this healthcare bill, this Obamacare bill, that is going to be an absolute disaster for the American economy.”
Rubio added that he believes there is “probably nothing more damaging to our economy in the short term than this implementation of Obamacare.”
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This is our only route to ridding ourselves of this disastrous bill. It needs to be replaced before our healthcare system is ruined.
If Rubio and Cruz are taking this stand, it could grow legs.
Obamacare relies on cuts in payments to hospitals (already taking place) and to doctors (being discussed and recommended). That means rationing in the end. He has already taken over $700 billion out of future payments to Medicare.
We need these continuing resolutions because we have not had a budget in 1410 days. President Obama offers budgets that either one person has voted for or no one has voted for, even Democrats. His budgets are filled with deficit spending to the tune of a trillion dollars a year! Spending resolutions take the place of a budget and allow the president to keep on spending and borrowing from Communists to do it.
There is a free market solution to healthcare that does not involve a Marxist single payer system that rations care to the elderly and the handicapped. If we don’t get rid of Obamacare, this is where we are headed.
Dr. Ben Carson: