The Speech I’d Like To Hear From The Speaker

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The President and his people have spoken of looking forward to a fight over the next continuing resolution to fund the federal government. The President apparently relishes these fights and is confident that I and my party will end up being blamed. If that is to be the case, so be it.

We in the House will not, I repeat will not approve ongoing funding of ObamaCare. The Republican opposition to ObamaCare four years ago was nearly unanimous. We warned, you that the promises being made could not be kept. We tried to communicate that to you that costs would go up not down, that is what has happened. We told you that to essentially nationalize the health industry was a bridge too far, beyond the government’s ability manage it. Now we know that despite four years to prepare the Obama administration can do nothing but delay. We need to be clear on the delays, there are two reasons; the inability of the administration to actually implement their own bill and the fact that they know should implementation proceed it will have a negative effect on Democratic prospects in the 2014 election. That should be evidence enough to tell you that this is a bad bill. You may recall that the bill was delayed in its initial commencement so that it would not affect the 2012 elections and here we are again.

You will remember that the administration and its supporters were hell bent on covering the 30 million uninsured. Recently the CBO reported that even under ObamaCare there will still be 30 million uninsured. What have we gained? We’ve gained nothing except for a law that is depressing individuals earning potential as their hours are cut back to avoid the requirements of the law, we have a law that was incomprehensible to the average person, now however average people are beginning to see what the impact on them will be and they have turned against the bill. Unions who were at the forefront of ObamaCare support are now rejecting it as they now know what’s in the bill. Businesses will not hire due to uncertainty and incomprehensibility, the uninsured numbers remain where they were before. Doctors are fleeing their profession. Your insurance costs are skyrocketing.

Most importantly Americans are coming to see eye to eye with why Republicans opposed the bill. Now, your dissatisfaction grows, uncertainty grows, the people who convinced you what wonderful legislation this would be cannot figure out how to implement it. They know you’re going to hate if more and more as time goes on; It’s too big, it’s too intrusive and above all it’s too expensive. We Republicans knew it was too expensive, we told you that. Our Democratic colleagues told you it would save you money. It has not as insurance premiums have risen each year and will continue to do so. There was much that they didn’t tell you and if you dislike what is happening now just wait, there is more to come; more regulation, more uncertainty, more centralized decision making about your individual health care, 23 new taxes for you to pay. And we’ll still have 30 million uninsured.

If the President wants to join with us to fix this horrific piece of legislation we are prepared to do so. If he wants a fight he will get that too. We are telling you, the American public, the President and the Senate that we will not fund ObamaCare as part of the next continuing resolution. It must be fixed or repealed.

That means that we will likely come to a showdown. We may have to shut down the government to accomplish this goal. We are prepared to do so. We have time to fix this we must fix this. This legislation impacts every single American, overwhelmingly Americans in ever greater numbers want it repealed or fixed. WE REPUBLICANS AGREE WITH YOU! We are the only party that agrees with you. The President and a dwindling number of Democrats tell you that all is well; it’s fine, right on track. We all know now that it is not on track and that the attempt to mislead you has begun again, just like you were misled about the original legislation.

The simple fact is that we either stop ObamaCare now or we may never be able to stop it. Your costs will continue to go up, your care will suffer, you may not be able to keep your doctor, your doctor may decide he doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore; more and more taxes will be attached to all manner of regulation to fund it. We will soon be in too deep to crawl out of the hole and we will be stuck with the worst, most expensive piece of legislation that we’ve see in decades. And still 30 million will be uninsured.

So if it takes shutting down the government to get the attention of the President and his allies, so be it. It is very simply that important. Republicans will not abandon their courage; they will not base their votes on the next election. If we need to go down over a fight, this is the fight to have. This is a fight on your behalf, we will refuse to let the minority dictate to the majority.

The majority of you want nothing to do with ObamaCare. The majority of you see the situation getting much worse with very little optimism for it getting better. We are prepared to fight this fight on your behalf, we are hopeful of your support and patience.
To each of you, allow me to say in closing that Republicans in the House are your only ally. We are your only option if you want ObamaCare repealed or fixed.

  • Bob

    I only see one questionable line in your fantasy speech by the Speaker.It is in the next to last paragraph and goes “Republican’s will not abandon their courage; they will not base their votes on the next election.”…….If only this was true!

    Just as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is ONLY NOW tacting to the right since he is being challenged by a Tea Party conservative for re-election so goes the rest of the establishment republicans.(see Orin Hatch 2012 and Lindsey Graham 2013)Along with Sen. Marco Rubio who is trying to turn his image around with Obamacare after sullying it with Conservatives on immigration.This opportunistic pusillanimous echo chamber would practice apostasy in a heart beat if it serves their own vital interest of re-election. As the article below states they are now attempting to persuade members of the House to take their name off of Rep. Lee’s Obamacare funding bill as well.The Speaker isn’t much different as witnessed this past week with the bill Rep. Justin Amash attempted to pass concerning funding to the NSA to continue their telephone data collecting.

    We as conservatives need to learn where politicians stand, who over promises and under delivers. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK THE COUNTRY ONE POLITICAN AT A TIME.

    From the “Politico” article “GOP Feuds Over Obamacare Tactics”

  • Bob

    Everything in politics is looking at what your next step will be down the road that you intend to travel and preparing for it in advance. Be it getting legislation through or the next election.

    Case in point is this past week Gov. Christie of New Jersey possibly looking toward 2016 attacked libertarian Sen. Rand Paul’s foreign policy ideas as irresponsible. Obviously the RNC’s autopsy report stressed reaching out for the Hispanic vote through passing the Immigration Act while using the other hand to strangle your base. As ex-Rep. Dick Armey (R-Tex.) said “Don’t give up friends you have for ones you are never going to get.”

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    Rep. Peter King(r-NY)slammed Sen. Rand Paul and republicans who voted in favor of Rep. Amash bill to defund the NSA.

    Does that mean we can cross you name off the “Stand With Rand” mailing list Mr.King?

  • Bob

    “This defeatist mentality coming from the Republican party establishment is infuriating. For years these same people saying we can’t defund Obamacare told us we have to repeal the law for the good of the country. And yet when an effort springs forth that has some teeth to it that would accomplish something positive they act like a protection racket for Obama and the Democrats.”

    From the article on the RedState site :”Effort To Defund Obamacare Is Separating The Leaders From The Cream Puffs In The GOP Ranks” by Ulysses Arn 27th of July 2013 (see below)

    This article gives the ultimate explanation through quotes on where the “Establishment” republicans stand and what direction the new leadership of the party want to take. Where is that you ask? Why according to Rep. Tom Cole (RINO-Okla.)and other RINO’s IT’S ALL BASED ON ELECTIONS OF COURSE. They can’t repeal Obamacare until they get a majority. And how do the establishment republicans expect to do that you ask? Well by simply NOT TAKING ANY PRINCIPLED STANCE ON ANYTHING THAT COULD HURT THEIR ELECTION CHANCES. THE “LEADERSHIP????” OF SEN.MITCH MC CONNELL AND SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER AREN’T SAYING ANYTHING IN PUBLIC.


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    In an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS “Face The Nation” (21 July 2013)Speaker Boehner explains that he feels his job as Speaker is simply a facilitator of the conversation in the House and not a republican leader. This is the reason he refuses to take a stance on any issue and just manage whatever people want to do as opposed to leading. Can you picture Nancy Pelosi taking this view when she was Speaker?


  • Bob

    Senator’s Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz oppose Obamacare and the funding of it. Sen. Corker stated that he claims to be opposed to Obamacare but supports the funding of it.”It is “silly and don’t have courage to roll up our sleeves and deal with real deficit and spending decisions.”

    Hmmmm…….Using this logic it hardly seems like rocket science choice on how to properly end this program.

    From the article on the “Conservative HQ” site entitled “Standing On Conservative Principle Is Silly”:

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    I don’t doubt it will come down to this!

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    In an effort I can only suppose to sell Obamacare the president stated yesterday that “The economy would be much better off with more government workers.” If you remember he told us that if the stimulus package was passed it would mean that unemployment wouldn’t go above 6%.Now he says “With more federal workers it would bring down unemployment to 6.5%.”


    From the article entitled “Obama: Economy Would Be Much Better Off With More Government Workers”

  • Everything in politics is looking at what your next step will be down the road that you intend to travel and preparing for it in advance. Be it getting legislation through or the next election.

  • Bob

    R4 Kaart:

    By repeating my quote(28th July @12:59AM)I can only assume you are saying my tirades against the political system is for naught. Perhaps,but by politicians simply looking for what the next move can do to benefit them isn’t the reason the were elected. They are elected representatives of the people and therefore the servants of the people……not the other way around. It may not work out that way in reality but we Conservatives believe we must hold our elected officials to principles and morals. If people feel they want to be elected for monetary gain or for what looking down the road should bring they should stay in the private sector. Case in point I seriously doubt Mr. Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post recently because he wanted to get into journalism. He knows Washington is where the power is and if any internet tax legislation gets passed concerning his giant mail order company “Amazon” will be from there. He hopes he can sway legislation his way through the influence of owning the paper.

    I look forward to any further post you may make.

  • Bill Hedges

    R4 Kaart

    Punching your name, I SEE, you are selling a lot of products. Are you making lots of $$$ DOING SO ??? I may follow IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS and use this site as free advertisement LOCATION becoming another entrepreneur.

    Like others who use this technique I don’t expect much political discussion from you. Doesn’t seem to be YOUR PURPOSE…

  • Bill Hedges

    bumcare IS NOT God blessing America as this video explains. Social medicine for one thing GIVES CANCER MORE OF A EDGE THAN IT DOES HERE NOW…

    CBO says IT WILL DESTROL US financially. In a mix decision judgment by the Supreme Court, we loss booting bumcare OUT OF OUR LIVES. With small consolation The MIGHTY COURT ruled States COULD flee bumcare. THUS cutting our losses to a degree.

    Harming the 85% of those with private health plan Congressman Mike Rogers talks of helping the 15% who choice to be without healthcare which SOME get health care under bum’s mismanagement: