Update: 18:00: Politico reports that Mr. Obama weighed in, saying that the Republicans voted for a government shut down.
Mr. Obama said he will veto the bill – HJ Res. 59
He will not negotiate. Carney iterated Mr. Obama’s statement.
“My message to Congress is this: Do not shut down the government. Do not shut down the economy. Pass a budget on time,” Obama said in the White House press briefing room.
The bill decided upon by House Republicans included a one-year delay and a repeal of the law’s medical device tax. The bill also includes a bill that funds the military in the event of a shut down.
Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor said ‘W’ve had enough of the disunity in our party. The headlines are Repubicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.’
Original News Blast: USA Today is now reporting that the House has voted to delay Obamacare for one-year, bringing us closer to an Obama government shut down.
The House is sending the CR – spending bill – over to the Senate where it will be roundly rejected.
“We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown,” House GOP leaders said in a joint statement outlining the strategy.
Reid said he would stop any bill that dismantles Obamacare. A delay of one year hardly dismantles it.
If the government shuts down, monies to our military, the needy, and our seniors will be stopped by the president because that is how he rolls. However, you will be pleased to know that Congress will still get paid.