Senator Burr Opposes Government Shutdown To Fight ACA

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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!

      • Vis Fac

        They don’t do anything anyway, sans get in private citizen’s business and harass them just for fun. Social security checks that don’t get issued to illegals and welfare and food stamps for deadbeats would be a positive. I’ve been retired for ten years and have yet to draw SS. People who properly plan don’t need to.

  • 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.

  • Progressive Republican

    “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.”

    Really? The dumbest idea I’ve ever heard is commonly referred to as Reaganomics. Y’know, convincing poor people they can become rich by giving rich people more money.

    We’re still waiting for it to work as promised.

    • Vis Fac

      You really have no clue what Reaganomics is do you? Under Reagonomics I was able to start a small business where I paid taxes. Hired employees who paid taxes for 30+ years Under Carter I couldn’t open up a lemonade stand. Under Clinton’s second term I closed up shop why do you suppose I did that? Would you work 18+hrs. a day for a half of one percent while the government made 35% off your labor?

      • Progressive Republican

        Neither of us believe that dreck. If I’m wrong and you DO buy that, you should have fired that accountant and found someone more qualified. Y’know, like some second grader who just aced his math test.

        We’re STILL waiting for it to work as promised.

        • Vis Fac

          Well My friend I suppose you have a mouse in your pocket Because I am living proof that Reagonomics did work. If it didn’t for you you never applied yourself, but like the typical liberal waited in line and got left out.

          • Progressive Republican

            It never worked as promised. Not here and certainly not in Chile where it nearly caused their economy to implode as well.

            It did work for some. You were lucky. Most were not.

          • Vis Fac

            I was not lucky I exploited opportunity while most waited for things to come to them. I was aggressive worked hard and sacrificed I ate soup for months mortgaged my house and did what ever was necessary to succeed I worked my ass of to get what I have something most people aren’t willing to do. Unless they were born into it any successful individual will tell you the same story. I know many fellow entrepreneurs who have the same experience during Reagan’s presidency and his economic policies. If people would actually open their eyes disregard what the media says and actually do some research and above all get some common sense they might just learn something about economics Wall Street is NOT an indicator of the economy. Wall street panders to the ultra rich bankers that ODUMBO bailed out on our dime. Forget what the media says look at local strip malls retailers who have gone under or downsized ask a business owner how the economy is. You will get an earful. Now I ask you; when was the last time a poor man gave you a job?

          • Progressive Republican

            Re-read my reply above. It NEVER WORKED AS PROMISED!!!

            You did get one thing right. Wall St. activity is not an accurate indicator of economics health.

            Should Obama have allowed the banks to fail and the economy to completely collapse? Who do you think you are, Herbert Hoover? Look how well that worked out for America. Ever hear of “Hoovervilles”?

            I need ask no retailers about the economy’s condition. I’m well aware of it. This is EXACTLY what was predicted by economists thirty years ago when Ronnie sold the rubes on the idea that poor people could become rich by giving rich people more money.

            Thus, the war on the middle class began in earnest.

            The middle class is the driving force of the economy. More people with more money means more demand which means more production. It’s been proven time and again. The results are irrefutable.

            Median wage growth had kept pace (roughly) with GDP growth since 1789 until 1982, at which point it leveled off. It has since dropped while productivity and GDP have all continued to rise. If you think that this is NOT a direct result of Reaganomics then you’re a waste of my time.

            We’re done.