Millions To Pay Off The Deficit, But Not One Cent For Obamacare

On March 23, 2010, I wrote the following in a post that ended up being picked up all over the place:

The Hawkins Strategy: Repealing Obamacare By Cutting Off The Funds

…So, how do we kill Obamacare?

I have an idea.

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“The IRS might have to hire as many as 16,000 new employees to enforce all the new taxes and penalties the bill calls for! And that doesn’t include all the other government jobs from the 159 new agencies, panels, commissions and departments this bill will create.”

What does it take to fund all those government jobs, agencies, panels, & commissions? Tax dollars.

Now, who controls the purse strings? Congress. How many votes do we need via reconciliation to make budget changes? 51.

So, can we gut Obamacare by refusing to fund it?


Is this a viable strategy? Yes, it is.

On July 22, 2010, 3 out of 4 members of the House leadership at that time, Mike Pence, John Boehner, and Eric Cantor, all confirmed that they intended to defund Obamacare if they took back the majority. Since then, Cathy McMorris Rodgers has personally told me that she feels exactly the same way.

Well, guess what? It’s almost go-time.

Courtesy of Fox News,

The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of President Obama’s healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million.

Here’s my position on that: Under no circumstances imaginable should the Republicans in the House approve of one thin dime for the implementation of any part of Obamacare. Even if Nancy Pelosi walks onto the House floor with a gun and demands that Republicans vote for the funding or else, my attitude is, “Take the bullet.”

Obamacare would destroy the quality of health care in this country, cause an explosion of costs, lead to rationing, death panels, and taxpayer funding of abortion. So, when it comes to Obamacare, it’s either victory or political death for the GOP.

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