It’s my understanding if Obama shuts down the gov’t over defunding Obamacare it is him that did the shut down, not the Republicans, because defunding Obamacare or anything else doesn’t mean you have to shut down the gov’t. You simply just didn’t fund a certain thing and funded everything else.
House GOP leaders announced their intention Wednesday to pass a bill this week that would only keep the government running after September 30 if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is fully defunded.
The decision sets up a high stakes game of political chicken over the next 12 days, as Democrats have repeatedly rejected any attempt to undo the president’s signature legislative achievement.
“We’re going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president’s failed health care law,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “The law is a train wreck.”
“We aim to put a stop to Obamacare before it costs one more job or raises a family’s out-of-pocket expenses one more dollar,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.
The House bill, which would keep the government running through mid-December, also locks in overall funding levels at $986 billion, preserving Washington’s so-called “sequester” — forced across-the-board spending cuts that have been criticized by leaders on both sides of the aisle.