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House to vote on budget bill defunding Obamacare

By Stephen Ohlemacher

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:46 a.m. HST, Sep 18, 2013

WASHINGTON » House Speaker John Boehner says House Republicans will pass a budget bill this week that withholds funding for President Barack Obama's health care law.

The effort stands little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, setting up a showdown that could push the government toward a partial shutdown at the end of the month. Funding to operate the federal government runs out at the end of September.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will also push to delay the health care law for a year as part of a plan to extend the government's ability to borrow. He said debt ceiling talks will include a path forward on tax reform and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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OldDiver wrote:
Silly Republicans, is this the 42nd time they voted to do this? Clowns is too kind a word for them.
on September 18,2013 | 06:18AM
serious wrote:
The Republicans were voted in by working people not the 43 Million on welfare. The Bill was jammed in when the Democrats controlled both Houses. Lots of other things as per Obama's campaign promises could have been accomplished instead of this faulty piece of legislature that even the sponsors of the Bill don't understand it.
on September 18,2013 | 06:33AM
OldDiver wrote:
Nice fairy tale, serious.
on September 18,2013 | 06:50AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Defund this massive tax hike.
on September 18,2013 | 06:59AM
Grimbold wrote:
Basic health care for all would be good. The problem is that mad medicine can do now extremely expensive procedures for conditions from which people would normally die. Just one transplant and further care can cost more than that person ever earned in their whole life. Thus Obamacare will increase our tax burden even more. Death is normal and should not pushed out with Frankenstein medicine.
on September 18,2013 | 07:03AM
eoe wrote:
I'm sorry, I thought you were a republican, and I thought republicans didn't like death panels. Remember?
on September 18,2013 | 10:03AM
kuroiwaj wrote:
OldDiver, this time the labor unions are behind the defunding. The unions finally found out that their Cadillac health plan would be taken away by Obamacare. Yes, unions cannot keep their health plan. Obamacare makes for interesting bed fellows.
on September 18,2013 | 07:28AM
kispest wrote:
You are a brainwashed liberal, far away from reality.
on September 18,2013 | 09:19AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Silly, do you know and understand The Affordable Care Act? If you do, either you are a liar or an incredibly brilliant person.
on September 18,2013 | 10:17AM
Venus1 wrote:
I am 'sick and tired' of Republicans!! New feeling/thought for me !
on September 18,2013 | 06:24AM
serious wrote:
Then look at what Democrats have done for Hawaii--highest cost of living, highest housing prices, worst traffic--etc etc!!!
on September 18,2013 | 06:34AM
alfhawaii wrote:
The Republicans in Congress have ruined this country with their dismal leadership going all the way back to Newt the Hypocrite.
on September 18,2013 | 07:36AM
Grimbold wrote:
The beginning of the end was Democrat Lyndon B Johnson who started all that entitlement mentality.
on September 18,2013 | 07:53AM
MartyL wrote:
What planet were you living on Alf when the dot com bubble burst (Clinton), welfare became the safety net for all (Roosevelt), entitlements (gee, every Dem I can think of). When are people going to learn it takes a family or at least a responsible mother or father, not a village to raise a child and that teaching a person to fish rather than handing him the fish teaches self-reliance. And Venus1, let's hope that Obamacare is overturned otherwise you'll be waiting in line for treatment of your 'sickness and tiredness' behind all those others who no longer have doctors that have time for them.
on September 18,2013 | 08:55AM
kyle50 wrote:
don't forget the great education system....
on September 18,2013 | 08:48AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
Democrats or Republicans, it does not matter.
on September 18,2013 | 08:04AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
One can only hope. A remote dream but worth nonetheless. This has turned into a blessing for the big drug and healthcare companies and nightmare for the rest. Waivers, exemptions, incredible complexity and ultimately worse care for all. Obama had a shot at a single payer system that would really have helped but chickened out politically, a pattern we've seen happen again and again over the past years.
on September 18,2013 | 08:03AM
eoe wrote:
You are right. They should have nationalized the entire health care system, instead of trying to implement the Republican's "free market" version of health care.
on September 18,2013 | 10:07AM
loquaciousone wrote:
The rudderless Republican party is more interested in preening in front of the cameras than solving our problems.
on September 18,2013 | 08:41AM
MartyL wrote:
And the dullard Democrats have to cry to the liberal media about 'phoney scandals' to try to take the heat off of them as people are starting to realize there isn't anything to the smoke and mirrors surrounding the office of the president now.
on September 18,2013 | 09:00AM
kispest wrote:
Thanks to the democrats, Hawaii became a welfare state!
on September 18,2013 | 09:22AM
eoe wrote:
Hmm, last time I checked Hawaii had the 18th highest per capita GDP of all the states. Must be all those welfare payments.
on September 18,2013 | 10:11AM
lawman1175 wrote:
I grew up with much pride in our country and in our president, regardless of political party. We are the USA! I've tried to give our current administration the benifit of the doubt, but he continues to disappointment. The handling of Syria and the line in the sand comment was the last straw for me. The world is looking and we are a paper tiger. When will both political parties put there agendas on the side and do what's best for the people?
on September 18,2013 | 09:09AM
false wrote:
Agree. Give Obama a sword to fall on. And some crazies want a museum in Hawaii for this bozo?
on September 18,2013 | 10:17AM
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