Obmacare is legislation that was passed by both houses of congress and was upheld by the Supreme Court. If people want it changed or eliminated, then new legislation should be passed. It is wrong to shut down our government and to threaten to not raise our dept ceiling because existing legislation is not wanted.
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And ALL funding originates in the House. This was not an oversight by the framers. The people voted in these representatives in the latest election. They were chosen by the people to write the appropriation bills. And if the House doesn't want to pay for Obama care, then so be it. It is the Senate that is obstuction.
The insurance companies and AMA have a hold on the republican party. They are telling them what to say and threating them by pulling money out from their party. I have great insurance and do not resent others from having it available to them either. Insurance wants to cherry pick who they want to write policies too. Tea Party people are selfish and stupid.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Steve Jarding, a lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of government feels Congress has gone so far as to argue “against representative government.” “Let’s just shut it down and eliminate it,” he said. “That line of thinking went out about the time of the Articles of Confederation.”
The latest poll figures signal a voter dissatisfaction that may lead to a 2014 election where “it’s a pox on both parties, throw all of them out,” Jarding said. The current fight is “way beyond the issues. It’s not about what’s good for the country. It’s 100 percent politics.” If you or I couldn’t do the job assigned, we’d find ourselves summarily fired. This is the overwhelming sentiment of the population. “Politicians not interested in doing the job – legislating, instead acting as spoiled children, deserve the axe.”
Only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to multiple polls, a record low. Voters will speak in forthcoming elections. “Incumbent” spells ‘out of a job.’ In fact people are asking for a new law. “If the politicians shut down the government, fire them, hold a new election immediately, and hire people who can do the job.”
People continually predict the defeat of incumbents on a large scale, but it never happens. Voters seem to end up supporting their own legislators in their district and their state and blame "all the other guys" for the country's problems. Voters usually decide that "my congressman is OK, my senator is OK; it's those other people in congress who cause the problems". Watch what happens next year. Incumbents will be overwhelmingly re-elected as usual.
Jarding is notable in Democratic political operative circles for winning races in places Democrats are not supposed to win, and for his focus on white male voters in the South and Midwest that he believes the Democratic Party continues to needlessly cede to their Republican counterparts. In 2006 he authored, with Dave Saunders, the political book, Foxes in the Henhouse, published by Simon and Schuster, which contends that Democrats have proven distinctly incompetent at expressing their common values with "Bubba voters" (referred to as NASCAR Dads by other analysts). To rectify the problem, the winning gubernatorial campaign for Mark Warner sponsored a NASCAR team and a bluegrass band to convey to these voters that Warner did not condescend to them and was not the stereotypical Democrat.
Of just forget he makes his living as a political operative! He gets to speak on the high mound of Harvard so is approved and certified by the secular high priests.
So foolish and silly. Delusion or purposeful dissembling like Stag the corn Monster?
"Only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to multiple polls, a record low." I would need to see more data on how the question was worded. I am sure Democrats disapprove of Republicans because they see them as obstructionists. Republicans disapprove of the Democrats and their Big Government mantra. Independents disapprove of both parties because they don't like partisanship. In spite of this low approval, incumbents usually are re-elected by large margins. I believe there is a divide growing over the size and scope of the responsibilities of the Federal government. This is a debate that needs to occur.