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Senator Burr Opposes Government Shutdown To Fight ACA

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., says the idea of shutting down the U.S. government to block healthcare reform implementation is “the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”

Support is building among congressional Republicans for using a continuing resolution — providing funding for routine government operations — as leverage in their campaign to block implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is among the loudest voices supporting the stand, The Hill reported Friday.

Burr said Thursday stopping the funding in not achievable, and argued Republicans risk taking the blame if the government is shut down over the issue.

“I think it’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard,” said Burr. “As long as Barack Obama is president, the Affordable Care Act is going to be law. Defunding the Affordable Care Act is not achievable through shutting down the deferral government.”

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  • DalasKnight

    I think Burr is full of it! Shutting down the government would be the best thing for the American people!!

    • Mike W

      Do you really want the federal govt. to shut down? The FBI and the Border Patrol all go on vacation. Same for the District of Columbia police. Social Security checks are no longer mailed. Medicare shuts down. etc.

      • IsThisAmerica

        Sure is funny my Mother got her S.S. check the last time it happened. Some agencies are exempt from the government shut down. Only the idiots in Washington take a (paid) break.

      • DalasKnight

        The economy is going to crash soon anyway. They may as well shut down and let the people get used to having to fend for themselves! The border patrol is a joke! We have 16 million illegals here that should not be here! The government is nothing more than a tyrannical joke that has us looking more like the old USSR than the Constitutional republic we are supposed to be! The politicians are so inept that we would be better off if they would shut down! We could at least re-set and start over again!

  • guy r west

    this guys nuts but then i wounder how many of them have ever had any comon since. ive hurd of edicuiated idots befor but its gotten way out of hand all i can say is its time for america too wake up and get prayed up only one jueus christ can afect peoples hearts and looks like thats whats needed

  • Sarah Conner

    Social Security checks are all in the system and will be spit out on time…border patrol isn’t allowed to do their jobs according to American Law…we have to endure some loss to recover our country…if you can’t do that,then are you really worried about the direction our country has taken ?…Tighten your belts,America,we must do this to recover our country…

  • IsThisAmerica

    I remember when slick willy shut the government down. Hmm, didn’t even miss it. Go for it, shut it down save some money. Defund obamacare because no one I know can afford it. Affordable Care Act, what a joke. I just don’t know what else to say.

  • Ibn Insha

    I have no problem shutting the government down. It does not do anything anyway.

  • Marshall Watson

    Senator Burr, just who bought you out? The true Republicans should kick you out of the party. Truth be told the best thing that could happen for this country right now would be for the government to shut down. We would save a lot of money and I doubt any body would notice except the freeloaders.


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