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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Democrats Take Government Hostage: Threaten To Shut It Down If GOP Repeals Obamacare

Once again Republicans have managed to box themselves in.

Just as the GOP has reportedly found enough votes among conservative Republicans to pass the latest iteration of the proposed Healthcare bill, with Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows saying "republicans will have the votes to pass" Obamacare repeal, Democrats realized that they once again have the leverage to bring this whole process to a grinding halt halt. And they are using it.

As The Hill reports, House Democrats will oppose any short-term spending bill - which is what McConnell was hoping on passing to buy one week of time - if Republican leaders attempt to expedite an ObamaCare repeal bill this week, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) warned Thursday. In other words, Democrats are now holding the government hostage indefinitely as long as Republicans - who now have the votes to pass new healthcare legislation - threaten to repeal Obamacare.

Hoyer, the Democratic whip, spoke with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) Thursday morning to warn him of the Democrats' position. "If Republicans announce their intention to bring their harmful TrumpCare bill to the House Floor tomorrow or Saturday, I will oppose a one-week Continuing Resolution and will advise House Democrats to oppose it as well,” Hoyer said in an email.



Anonymous said...

DumbocRATs are taking advantage of what Paul Ryan is handing to them on a silver platter. So if you blame anyone, blame Ryan and his poor leadership of the House Republicans. He had five years to have a Healthcare plan that was shared with all Republicans and ready to pass. But he wanted full credit and had a plan under lock and key. That was a DumbocRAT move like Pelosi pulled only she had all DumbocRAT support.

Anonymous said...

LOL let them do it

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how because they don't hold any majorities?!?!? Just shows that Republicans aren't fighters

Anonymous said...

Liberals are idiots. Their hate for Trump has caused them to lose whatever small semblance of sense they ever had! They're blinded by hatred and refusal to accept their message has been rejected by most of America.

Anonymous said...

I am sick and of the minorities hold the majority hostage, let the war against our legislators begin! We need term limits in order to stop career politicians from legislating with their personal opinions and put in people which will vote by what the people who put them in want. Term limitsneed to be put up for the voters to decide!!

Anonymous said...

Kill ObamaCare and Shut the Government Down Now.

Anonymous said...

Shut it down!

The only people who care are the MSM and the politicians. I couldn't care less if they shut it down from now until never