America’s unsustainable $14 trillion debt will cripple our nation if we do not stop the spending. The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats appear to be unable to garner the strength to curb the debt problem. One need look no further than Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’s plea earlier this week to save federal funds for a cowboy poetry festival in his home state of Nevada to see how seriously Democrats take spending taxpayer money.
Obamacare, which was signed into law nearly a year ago, will cost Americans at least a trillion dollars. With our $14 trillion debt continuing to grow, America simply does not have the money to finance Obamacare. The lackadaisical approach to cutting spending that the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress are taking is shameful. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives must take the necessary steps to defund Obamacare in its entirety.
The House of Representatives has restricted funding through the appropriations process, but there appears to be $105.5 billion that has been automatically appropriated to fund Obamacare. The $105 billion is up-front spending that will help startup Obamacare.
This automatic funding is what happens when a bill of this magnitude is rushed through the Congress and not properly vetted, debated, or considered. Obamacare is a 2,000 page law that no one bothered to read or understand. The Obama Administration has already issued 1,000 waivers because of this confusion. What happened last year is not how government is supposed to work. If the House of Representatives does not act now, then the gravy train known as Obamacare will leave the station.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) are circulating a pledge amongst the Republican Caucus to defund the $105.5 billion from Obamacare in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution. To get America’s fiscal house in order, Congress must be sure to fully defund Obamacare. Representatives Bachmann and King are taking a bold stand to stop the madness. I hope more Republicans in the House will take the same stand and fight for America’s future.