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Obama Would Rather Default Than Join Obama-Care

From an approving Politico:

Obama vows veto over Vitter measure

By JONATHAN ALLEN | October 15, 2013

President Barack Obama told House Democratic leaders Tuesday that he would veto debt-ceiling legislation if it includes a provision pushed by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and House GOP leaders that would cut health subsidies for congressional and senior executive branch officials, according to sources familiar with the discussion at a private White House meeting.

The version of the provision included in a bill the House is slated to consider Tuesday night would eliminate employer contributions for lawmakers’ and Hill staffers’ health insurance purchases, and require the president, vice president and political appointees to enter into Obamacare exchanges without a tax subsidy.

Where is the outrage? Obama would rather risk default than enroll in Obama-Care. And the Democrats are willing risk the ‘full faith and credit of the United States,’ are willing to throw the entire world into economic chaos — just to preserve their 70% Obama-Care premium subsidy. And yet we have not heard one word about this from our media watchdogs.

Obama brought up the issue of the so-called Vitter language unprompted, according to one of the sources.

Which just shows what he really thinks of Obama-Care.

The president and congressional Democrats also discussed how to set caps for discretionary spending for next year given the possibility that a short-term spending bill could fund the government for only a few months, and their shared perception of a need to come up with a larger budgeting plan to avoid governing, as Obama often says, "from crisis to crisis," the sources said.

Then maybe Obama and the Democrats should try coming up with a budget? Something they haven’t done for five years.

While Obama said he would veto the Vitter language, he was "more irate," one of the sources said, over the Republican proposal to limit his ability to use tools referred to as extraordinary measures to avoid a default.

In other words, Obama was irate that the Republicans wanted to take away his power to default.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Would Rather Default Than Join Obama-Care”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Golly, could this all be a Scam?

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