The American people do not want Obamacare, and they are demanding that Washington act to protect them from the harmful effects of this unaffordable and unfair law. The president’s response has been to ignore them, allow the government to shut down, and then use his power to inflict as much pain as possible on the people by closing national parks and monuments, stopping payments to veterans, and cutting off cancer research.
The President’s actions show exactly why we should not expand the government’s power over our health care choices. What power the government has, it will use – and misuse – to advance its own interests, even if that means punishing the American people along the way.
The message behind the Administration’s shutdown bullying is the same message sent by the IRS’s abuses of power against the president’s political opponents. This is the abusive, unaccountable bureaucracy that, under Obamacare, will soon be running America’s health care system.
President Obama is not just using the vast powers of his office as leverage against Republicans – he is abusing his powers as leverage against the American people.
The scenes of World War II veterans being shut out of a monument built in their honor should be a bright red flag of warning to the American people demonstrating what an out-of-control federal government is capable of doing. Each day brings a new and more vivid example of why it is critical that we not allow Washington to reach even further into our most personal and intimate decisions.
We now see how determined the president is to expand the power of the federal government and his willingness to use that power to harm the country in order to get what he wants.
The House has passed seven bills, with more on the way, to fund government. Congress must stand up to the bullying tactics of the left. We can end the shutdown, fund the government, AND protect the American people from Obamacare.
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