Known as a 'filibuster', the overnight talkathon did more than just put Cruz on the radar, it forced the MSM (mainstream media) to discuss the train wreck that is Obamacare.
Contrary to what we've been told, the Affordable Care Act (nicknamed 'Obamacare') is anything but.
Promised savings per family? $2500.00
Actual projected cost increase per family of four per year: $7450.00 (according to the Medicare actuaries).
If Obamacare is so great, how come everyone (and his brother) is trying to opt out?
"The Obama administration's decision to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from participating in Obamacare is fundamentally unfair," says former Education Secretary William Bennett. "Regardless of whether or not they support Obamacare, members of Congress should refuse the special exemption," Bennett said. "The law they enacted should apply to them."
Republican Senator Rand Paul intends to introduce a constitutional amendment that would force all federal employees onto Obamacare.
"I support any effort to make all laws applicable to Congress that we pass," Paul said. "The president wants 100% Obamacare, we want zero. Maybe we make it less bad through a compromise."
Compromise? What a novel idea. This bill has no Republican backing. Not even one Republican voted for it. Not one Republican helped write it.
What's wrong with that, you ask?
Where's the checks-and-balances? We have a 2 party system but only 1 party was invited to the Obamacare dance. Last time we checked it still took 2 to tango. Too bad for us the Republicans (for the most part) are too whimpy to stand up for the folks.
On board or not, the Obamacare train wreck is scheduled to hit the tracks October 1st.
A wise man once said: "I hope to 'stand firm' enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause." -- Abraham Lincoln
"But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. He will take these weak mortal bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same mighty power that He will use to conquer everything, everywhere." -- Philippians 3:20,21
- DEBKAfile: Iran calls on international community to demand nuclear disarmament of Israel; while Syria claims they have weapons able to "blind" Israel.
- Washington Free Beacon: Russia, China hold large-scale war games; NATO to conduct large-scale maneuvers designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military
- Fox News: 300+ companies report widespread cuts because of Obamacare