September 26, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Gary North explains the D.C. gang’s games.
Shutdown: ObamaCare (No) and the Federal Government (No)
Written by Gary North on September 24, 2013
The House of Representatives is making a symbolic attempt to shut down ObamaCare. The members know that they cannot get this through the Senate. Obama would veto it even if they could.
Why are they doing this? Because they can. They can let the voters back home know that they are taking a stand. They identify themselves as anti-ObamaCare. They can run on this platform in November of 2014.
Once the bill is rejected, they will have to calculate how long they can continue to refuse to vote for the debt ceiling. Will they last beyond the time when the Treasury Department can no longer cook the books by playing games with federal retirement funds?
Will they eventually capitulate? Yes. Again, they are making a symbolic gesture: “We don’t like the deficit.” Do they hate it so much that they are willing to shut down or make $700+ billion a year in spending cuts? No. They will catch too much opposition from voters who are on the dole.
DR OBAMACARE II