House Republicans passed the "No Subsidies Without Verification Act" today, which would bar any of Obamacare's subsidies from being distributed until a fully-functional eligibility verification system is in place. Phil Klein must be pleased. The legislation would head-off the widespread fraud and other abuses expected to result from the administration's eleventh-hour weakening of required standards. Under the new rules, individuals and families can receive generous taxpayer-funded benefits without proving that they qualify for them. This "honor system" approach is outrageous, especially considering how much waste and abuse occurs within programs like Medicare and Medicaid -- which actually have operational verification standards. The Wall Street Journal appropriately dubbed the administration's about-face an invitation to "liar subsidies." This desperate delay was rushed through because states and insurers aren't even close to having operational exchanges that fulfill all the obligations set forth in the law. By passing this item, the House is protecting taxpayers:
The House has passed legislation aimed at preventing people from receiving health insurance subsidies under ObamaCare until a better system is put in place to verify who is eligible for those subsidies. Members passed the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, H.R. 2775, in a 235-191 vote that saw support from five Democrats. But like dozens of other bills from the House meant to tweak or repeal ObamaCare, this one also seems likely to go nowhere in the Senate. The White House has said the bill is unnecessary, and President Obama would veto it if it were presented for his signature.
I can't imagine how the country can survive this Progressive monstrosity. So much irreversible economic damage will be wrought between now and 2016 if Obamacare isn;'t stopped cold.
The ONLY remedy, the ONLY patriotic, principled and courageous solution to this Statist menace is for the House to DEFUND OBAMACARE! Get some spine, Boehner!! Do what's right and let the chips fall where they may. Your political hide is not worth the destruction of our Republic.
Yup, what you said.
You may not be able to imagine how the country can survive this progressive monstrosity, but when you stop and think about it, we have been subjected to the progressive movement for a very long time. It is the progressive movement that began the downfall of America with their big brother approach to social issues. And, we are just as much to blame as the progressives. We allowed ourselves to be seduced by the progressives into believing that government could take care of social issues. When families. churches. and charitable institutions gave way to the welfare state because of convience we put the nail in our own coffins.
No real argument with your comment, Brenda. I'm merely pointing out that the solution is bloody obvious. DON'T FUND OBAMACARE. Fund every other aspect of Leviathan so that a shut-down will be on the shoulders of the neo-Marxist in the White House. Problem: bereft of principle and courage, the GOP will allow this economic and medical disaster merely to save their worthless political hides. Yes, in a Republic the People bear full responsibility for the ultimate fate of the country, but this time the majority of We the People are behind defunding Obamacare. Sadly, at present our so-called reps are calling the shots, not We the People. Without exception, every single GOPer who doesn't vote to defund Obamacare must be replaced, this time with hard core conservative patriots.
I personally would love to see obamacare defunded. There is so much wrong with this bill that what few in it are benefits are nullified.
I also am tired of the GOP and a lot of people using reid as an excuse for not doing what needs to be done. Reid is not clean and there is a lot of ammunition that can be used to bring him down. It's just that our so called representatives are afraid to face the lion and destroy him.
Thank God we did not have this bunch of no good, do nothing autocrats when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Welle said and I am with you all the way. Defund Obamacare.
Isn't this what O does...he sits on his butt and passes his rules onto others so he can say "they did it" and then plays golf on our dime..
THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT THIS ECONOMY KILLING MONSTROSITY, SO WHY DO WE STILL KICK IT AROUND?
MESSAGE TO OUR ELECTED REPS: LISTEN TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND ACT ACCORDINGLY OR YOU MAY BE FLIPPING BURGERS SOMEWHERE SOON.