Thursday, August 1, 2013
Petition seeks to defund Obamacare
A new national petition to block funding for Obamacare already has more than 130,000 signatures. The site, www.dontfundobamacare.com, urges Republicans to withhold funds in budget legislation expected over the next two months and lists where each GOP senator stands on the issue. "This is the last opportunity we’re going to have to stop Obamacare before the January 1 deadline so we have to refuse to fund it now," Utah Sen. Mike Lee says on the site. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas agrees, saying on a radio show today that the White House's goal is to get enough people "addicted to the subsidy" so that the program will never be rescinded. In the West, both Idaho senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, are listed as having pledged to defund the health care measure.