It’s that time of year again when Republicans start threatening to shut the federal government down if they don’t get their way, and this time their ransom demand is the defunding of Obamacare.
According to The Blaze, there is a coalition of Republican senators who have vowed to block a continuing resolution that will prevent a government shutdown.
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told TheBlaze Monday he has recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans to help him defund President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.
Fifteen Republican senators, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.), James Inhofe (Okla.), David Vitter (La.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), John Thune (S.D.), and Chuck Grassley (Iowa), will block a continuing resolution to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30 if it includes funding for Obamacare, Lee said.
They won’t be any more successful this time than they were last time, but let it be known that these men are willing to crash the economy if it means they can deny healthcare to people who can’t afford it.
That’s all this is about.