Sept. 19, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to support a continuing resolution from the House of Representatives, H.J. Res. 59 as amended, that will defund implementation of the health care law:
"The message for the Senate is very simple: If you vote to fund Obamacare via the continuing resolution, you will own the health care law. If you vote against a continuing resolution that defunds Obamacare, you will own it, too.
"H.J. Res. 59 will eliminate the Medicaid expansion and the insurance subsidies via the state exchanges, as well as prohibit funding for the implementation of the law by the government. There is simply no other plan on the table that will get rid of this law before it goes into effect.
"The American people will make no distinction between those who are overtly in favor of the health care law, and those who obstructed the only plan that might have gotten rid of it. That is the choice facing every senator. That is the political reality.
"If you're not in favor of stopping Obamacare before it goes into effect, you're in favor of it. You're in favor of the destruction of the 40-hour work week. You're in favor of dismantling the best health care system in the world. You're in favor of knocking people off their health coverage of choice and forcing them onto government-run, taxpayer-funded insurance. The American people do not want this, and it is time for the Senate to finally stand with them."
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