House Passes Bill to Fund Government, Defund Obamacare

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The U.S. House passed a short-term spending plan to continue funding government operations through mid-December but withhold funding for Obamacare.

In the never-ending battle over President Obama’s signature health-care law, the GOP fired the opening salvo in what promises to be a contentious 10 days.

If the measure, which would extend government operations by only three months, or an alternative bill is not passed, the government will shut down.

The legislation would fund federal agencies at an annual rate of over $986 billion but would also leave in place automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

Those are set to take place in January.

The bill includes language to prohibit any funding going to implementing the health-care law, leading House GOP leaders to declare victory Friday.

“The House has listened to the American people. Now it’s time for the United States Senate to listen to them as well,” said House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH).

Also acknowledging that the proposal to end the health-care law is at the centerpiece of the budget plan was House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Whether it happens is another story. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to move quickly next week to strip the health-care provisions from the bill.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said upon passage of the measure that any bill that defunds Obamacare “is dead” and “a waste of time” in the Senate.

Still, House lawmakers voted by a 230-189 margin to approve the funding measure. Two Democrats voted for it. One Republican voted against it.

“This place is a mess. We’re not here to expand government, but we’re not here to eliminate government,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said.

“If the idea is to limit government, let’s work together to do that. But what is brought to the floor today is without a doubt a measure designed to shut down government.”

The bill now moves to the Senate, where it has no chance of being passed in its current form. Whether the sides can come to a deal in ANY form is the open question.

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hopefully democrats now realize that obamacare will ruin this country. the govt can't continue to pay for everyone who is too lazy to finish grade school and get a job. that is not what the govt was setup to do. soon all businesses will leave the USA and go to countries that have less tax. democrats, especially blacks and latinos that feel all republicans are evil, need to wake up!

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The only reason Obama was ever voted into office to begin with is because the liberals of this country are guilt ridden. He was Black- that's it! He never lead or governed anyone. They trashed all the conservative constitutional believers and passed out free cell phones and just flat out lied to all the poor people. They said that people with money didnt care about you but obama cared. Then they did it again 4 years later because the poor were desperate, the minorities drank the Kool-aid and gays felt like they had a friend in Obama. Obama lied again to them. People cannot find jobs because Obama cannot persuade big business into believing the economy will get better so business's will not hire people. Small business will not hire because the economy is so bad they cannot foot the bill for obamacare for their employees. The average worker is so fu*king pissed that we USE to tip well and now we don't tip at all because we look at you as you serve our meal and we beleive that YOU voted for this shit for brains President! We no longer give to charities because Obama voters will receive the funds, the same people who caused this stuck in the mud life. Obama is not a leader and 51% of America had a hand in taking us down! 3 more years we will be in this sewer hole. Obama is like most Liberals he blames the House or Oil Conpanies or the rising of the god damn sun. He doesnt ever take the blame. His media protects him. He plays the race card with Trayvon. He wants to blame George Bush but he knows no one will listen to that anymore. I find it hard to have sympathy for anyone who gave him a vote. It's hard to give a damn about anyone's misfortune that is an Obama follower. No one is acknowledging the finger pointing any longer. Your democratic women applaud Obama and want there rights and they have no value for life as they want long term abortion. Democratic women like Miley Cyrus act like strippers but they want respect? You Democrats will lay in your own shit and we will not reach out any longer. I hope the bottom falls COMPLETLY out of this Administration. I hope you followers go hungry and desperate for years then maybe you will learn. Obama is a clown act and you people are his circus.

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'Merica! The only alleged civilized country in the world WITHOUT universal health care!

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Obama should be empeached. He has lied about the IRS and their singling out conservatives on the accusations of saying they are racist. Fast and furious and Libya. Obama is a liar and he is trying to get people with jobs to support the sorry ass people who don't want to work.

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..............where will the money come from?
SYRIA?

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@ abe

Sorry @abe, my comment was for @s

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@ abe

It's impeached but I agree, someone needs to fix the problem of handing out funds for free food, free cell phones, free healthcare, free shelter to the people who are to lazy to get a job and rely on all of the taxpayers that get up and go to work everyday. Some people do need assistance to get on their feet but 80% are douchebags who think they are owed something in life.

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Obama being President is Americas biggest mistake in years! Blacks who are normally religious, they don't believe in abortion or homosexuality- yet still the voted for Obama because he is BLACK!!! Liberal whites voted for Obama because they hate their own white race! I personally cannot bring myself to talk to anyone who voted for this sorry excuse for a man! Obama is not a leader and the people that voted for him should have the shit slapped out of them! I would never help anyone who voted for Obama

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@ Sims

You don't know shit

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@ Yvette

I know you are an Obama black racist aren't you! Your stupid sorry ass should never be allowed to vote again! You are one of the ones that helped destroy this country with your ("I want a black Prez.) vote! You are in the hole and all people like me will never pull you out! I hope it was worth it.

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Please people GET RID OF OBAMA HEALTHCARE. OVER 300 WELL KNOW EMPLOYERS ARE CUTTING HOURS, JOBS, AND OPPORTUNIST ARE SHUTTING BUISNESS DOWN. WE ARE KILLING THE WORKING MAN LIKE WAL-MART AND MCDONALD'S PEOPLE.

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@ lynn

No, thats been happening for 33 years to MAXIMIZE profits.

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@ lynn

You are wrong

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@ Yvette

She is not wrong she is paying for your food stamps! Your chickenshit ass is unemployed and hopeless.

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@ Yvette

I am with Yvette

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@ lynn

Btw this bill doesn't hurt me as much as it is the rest of America. I really love my nation

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@ lynn

Preach on my fellow citizen

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British healthcare is the best! Getting peeps to buy healthcare in u.s. will be a mess.most will probably pay the fines. Good luck tho.

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@ hot+dumb+italian+mike

You are full of shit' britan is broke and look at the Arabs that move and pay in very little! Britain is socialism. U DOBT know WRF you are talkin g about.

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@ No

You moron what are you even saying

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