Thursday, September 19, 2013

Obamacare - #4582 - VIDEO: Mike Lee and Ted Cruz on Hannity: Are Republicans Closer to Defunding Obamacare? (2) GOP Headed to Friday Vote on Short-Term Deal to Fund Government and Strip Money for Health Care Law - Washington Examiner (3) IRS Officials Thought Obama Wanted Crackdown on Tea Party Groups, Worried About Negative Press - Washington Times

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz on Hannity: Are Republicans Closer to Defunding Obamacare - Fox - Republicans seem to be ready to move forward with a bill to defund ObamaCare. Plus is Washington preparing for a government shutdown? Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee react. 


(2) GOP Headed to Friday Vote on Short-Term Deal to Fund Government and Strip Money for Health Care Law - Washington Examiner - House Republicans are headed for a Friday vote on a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running until Dec. 15 while at the same time defunding the new health care law that many Republicans are eager to block. Republican leaders also announced that they would this week unveil a proposal to extend the nation's $16.7 trillion borrowing limit, which Treasury officials said must be raised by mid-October to prevent the government from defaulting on its financial obligations. Republican leaders plan to first tackle a short-term government spending proposal, which they unveiled Wednesday morning. The plan was devised a week after their conservative wing derailed spending legislation that did not directly defund the health care law. The new proposal appears to have won over the GOP's right flank. Members left the Wednesday meeting saying they are ready to vote for the legislation because it specifically strips money from the health insurance reform law known as Obamacare. "It's a step in the right direction," Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., who authored his own government spending proposal that would have defunded the health care law. "We are moving where I think our objective was, and that was to keep the government open and protect our constituents from Obamacare." The Friday vote would come 10 days before the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year, when government funding officially runs out.  Read more.........

Related Articles - Direct Link:
(1) Revealed: The GOP's New Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare - Daily Caller........
(2) Fighting the Good Fight on Obamacare - Redstate.........

(3) IRS Officials Thought Obama Wanted Crackdown on Tea Party Groups, Worried About Negative Press - Washington Times - IRS employees were “acutely” aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators. The report, by staffers for Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, quoted two Internal Revenue Service officials saying the tea party applications were singled out in the targeting program that has the agency under investigation because “they were likely to attract media attention.” In the report, the investigators do not find evidence that IRS employees received orders from politicians to target the tea party, and agency officials deny overt bias or political motives. But the report says the IRS was at least taking cues from political leaders and designed special policies to review tea party applications, including dispatching some of them to Washington to be vetted by headquarters. Read more.......

Related Articles - Direct Links:
(1) IRS List Reveals Concerns Over Tea Party 'Propaganda.' - U.S.A. Today......
(2) Inspector General Probes IRS Abuse of Virginia Tea Partier, Martha Boneta - Daily Caller.........

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