Mike Lee says fight against ObamaCare is not over

Now that the debt ceiling has been raised through February 7 and the government shutdown has come to an end, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) used his official page to discuss the last crisis and bring the public’s attention to the fact that Washington is out of touch with the American people.

Lee stressed that the fight to defund ObamaCare might have seemed pointless to those who now regret that the Affordable Care Act was funded, and the debt ceiling raised as a result of a deal worked out between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). According to the senator, this fight ended the same way ObamaCare began, “in a last-minute deal, negotiated in back rooms, then forced on Congress and the American people.”

“The Washington Establishment can’t bring itself to believe that this is why Congress has a poor approval rating – because Washington doesn’t listen to the American people. It ignores them. And when the American people can no longer be ignored, the administration shuts down national parks, blocks veterans from going to their own memorials, uses the IRS to target certain groups, and holds hostage critical funding for cancer research, low-income women and children, veterans’ health benefits, border security, and our National Guard.”

While some conservatives suggest that House GOP should have considered they did not have enough influence or bargain power to ensure that Democrats would go with their plan before pushing the fight to defund ObamaCare, Sen. Lee believes that “fighting against an abusive government in defense of protecting our individual rights and freedoms is always the right thing.”

ObamaCare is hurting the economy. Former supporters of the Affordable Care Act reform are voicing their discontent with the increasing premiums. People are losing their jobs so that companies can prepare financially for the blow. Lee wrote that “every day brings a new story of a family whose deductible has doubled, or a married couple that can’t keep the plan they have, or a business that can no longer provide insurance, or workers who are seeing their hours cut or losing their jobs altogether.”

The disappointing tales concerning ObamaCare continue to pile up and fuel those who have plenty of reasons to distrust the government and bother those who still had some hope the reform would benefit Americans in need.

According to Sen. Lee, this law is hurting Americans and they are less than happy that this crisis has come down to this. Washington may have had the upper hand in this battle, but the people have the final say. “There will be very real consequences for people in both parties as a result of the implementation of this law,” assured Lee.

While ObamaCare seems like a lost cause for some, Lee insists that it isn’t over and that lawmakers “have an obligation to fight for the American people.”


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