Capitol Hill Building . Washington DC.A credible source tells the OLC that Obamacare can be defunded and a government shutdown avoided through the passage of a bill proposed late last week by Georgia Representative Tom Graves (R) – the Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution.

See: http://tomgraves.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=349424

Rep. Graves’ bill accomplishes the following:

  • Defunds Obamacare for one year. This allows for repeal/replace efforts to continue, or if necessary, further defunding.
  • Takes the “government shutdown” narrative off the table.  Graves’ bill allows for the defunding of Obamacare while fully funding the federal government at sequestration levels through fiscal year 2014 – including debt and interest payments, Medicaid, Social Security, the military, and pensions.
  • Delays implementation of Obamacare. No provision of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate, shall have effect until December 31, 2014.

Contact your representative today and tell him or her to support the Graves bill! Phone calls work best. Locate your representative at this link: http://www.house.gov/

Once Rep. Graves’ bill is passed in the House, only Senate Leader Harry Reid and President Obama can bear responsibility for a government shutdown by refusing to advance the proposal. In addition, the bill holds Democrats accountable for Obamacare, for its destructive, unmanageable policies, and for the fundamental unfairness of delaying the law for certain businesses and special interests while keeping it intact for the average American.

The Graves bill currently has 42 co-sponsors in the House, and with support deteriorating for Representative Eric Cantor’s “deem and pass” scheme, momentum is shifting in favor of the Graves’ solution. Senator Mike Lee has endorsed the Graves bill; and Senator Cruz’s aide spoke favorably of it as well, noting they are still reviewing the legislation.

Rep. Graves expressed in a statement,

“Our plan will achieve fairness for every American by fully delaying and defunding Obamacare until 2015. This approach builds upon the Obama Administration’s policy of delaying portions of Obamacare and relieves taxpayers of the burden of funding a program that is not being implemented.”

Please do your part in helping to stop and defund Obamacare now! This is a critical moment in our country’s history. It is unjust and immoral to allow the American people to be knowingly harmed by this damaging and unpopular law. Let your voice be heard! Contact your representative today about supporting Representative Graves’ Stability, Security and Fairness Resolution.

In Liberty,

 

Ted Stevenot
President
Ohio Liberty Coalition
www.ohiolibertycoalition.org

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

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