President Barack Obama

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.”

Congress passes Reid-McConnell funding, debt ceiling deal

Passage of Reid-McConnell in the House

The government shutdown has come to an end and the debt ceiling has been raised after Congress passed the deal worked out between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

The final deal is funds the federal government through January 15 and raises the debt ceiling to February 7. It also allows for budget negotiations between the two chambers, with the goal of coming to an agreement by December 13. Those points were sort of the basic parts of the deal.

Other aspects of the deal include, according to Jamie Dupree, back-pay for furloughed federal workers, reporting requirements on verification procedures for ObamaCare subsidies, and blocks a pay raise for Congress in FY 2014.

Jon Stewart on Obama’s tax plan

“What? ‘Spending reductions in the tax code’? The tax code isn’t where we spending, it’s where we collect. Oh, I guess what you said is ‘tax code.’ Code for raising taxes. You managed to talk about a tax hike as a spending reduction. Can we afford that and the royalty checks you’re gonna have to send to George Orwell. That’s the weirdest way…just say ‘tax hikes.’ That’s like saying, ‘I’m not going on a diet, I’m gonna as a calories to my excluded food intake.” - Jon Stewart

This has been sitting in my bookmarks for a few days, but I thought it would be good for a slow news day.

Last week after President Barack Obama gave his speech outlining generalities and the same tired rhetoric we’ve heard from him as far as reducing the budget deficit, Jon Stewart took some shots at part of his speech - specifically the part where Obama discusses dealing with “spending reductions in the tax code

I Gots’a Peace Prize!

See Video

Here is a hilarious YouTube spoof of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a US President who has yet to finish his first year in office.

The views and opinions expressed by individual authors are not necessarily those of other authors, advertisers, developers or editors at United Liberty.