Charles Krauthammer is continuing to say that defunding ObamaCare is a bad idea, will be a trap for Republicans and “death by a thousand papercuts” for the GOP. Just after Christmas, Krauthammer said if the people do not see the graft and corruption in the Bill firsthand, they will never believe it was loaded with it. He would be for defunding, he says, but there is no clean way to do it. Krauthammer is embracing defeat before the battle begins. Far more important are the words of Rep. Steven King, who say “somebody’s going to blink.” See those remarks below.
Other than killing the mandate, Krauthammer believes defunding one tenant at a time will add to the “chaos and incoherence of it,” and the GOP will be blamed in 2012.
He does understand that If the Courts rule that the mandate is illegal (unconstitutional) that will kill it. The Bill cannot survive with its funding gone. Without every American being forced to buy ObamaCare, there is zero money to run this egregious plan. Krauthammer does not believe the Court’s decision will come in a timely manner.
I disagree with him, as I did on December 27th. If a giant squid has you penned on the ocean floor, you start chopping at the tentacles if you have the opportunity. You go for the nose, the eyes and the belly while chopping away.
As Rep. Michele Bachman suggests, “zero-out funding for the 16,500 IRS agents to be hired to make certain you and I buy this plan designed to do nothing more than control the American people. Sixteen thousand five hundren government AGENTS to force you to play or pay. 16,500!.”Zero that out in our budget,” says Bachmann.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Townhall columnists Terry Jeffrey that every appropriations Bill the Republican-majority passes should include language barring funding of ObamaCare.
“Each appropriations bill that comes through, we need to put language in it that prohibits any of the dollars that are appropriated in those funds — and I would add to that any funds heretofore appropriated — from being used to implement or enforce Obamacare,” said King.
In the end, Obama must either sign these bills and defund Obamacare, or the Republican-majority House must send him bills shorn of the language defunding Obamacare.
“Somebody’s going to blink,” King told me. “It’ll be President Obama, or it’ll be House Republicans.
“If House Republicans refuse to blink, we will succeed,” said King.
Republicans must not wait. We are Americans. We fight corruption in our own government. We don’t play games. The day we do not, is the day America dies. We’ve been too close to death, far too often, in the past years. We must strike now, to hell with psychology. Let’s do the right thing. Is it possible Krauthammer believes ObamaCare will help his health situation? Just asking… See the O’Reilly Krauthammer video at Fox Nation.