Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare
September 20th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare

(CNN) – The Republican-led House on Friday passed a short-term spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare, setting off a showdown with the Democratic-led Senate that could result in a government shutdown in less than two weeks. The vote was 230-189.


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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Scott

    Well its up to the Democrats, they can either approve it or refuse it and shut the Goverment down. If they disapporve then the disgusting Democrats need to be kicked out of office.

    September 20, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Scott

    Well its up to the Democrats, they can either approve it or refuse it and shut the Goverment down. If they disapporve then the disgusting Democrats need to be kicked out of office
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    Rule #1. Never negotiate with terrorists.

    What the House Republicans have done is hold the government hostage. They lost the votes to repeal it, so now they have resorted to hostage taking. The public knows this, and only the most hateful and delusional do see this as a hostage crisis.

    September 20, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Hey Sniffit, that act you're referring to isn't always useless, at least not between divorces ...

    September 20, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Scott

    Rudy NYC

    Scott

    Well its up to the Democrats, they can either approve it or refuse it and shut the Goverment down. If they disapporve then the disgusting Democrats need to be kicked out of office
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    Rule #1. Never negotiate with terrorists.
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    The only terriosts here the the Democrats that are trying to detroy this country, over 70 % of the people want nothing to do with OBama Care. You always defend anything Obama does. wake up and see things for what they are. More and more are waking up, what about you?

    September 20, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Scott wrote:

    The only terriosts here the the Democrats that are trying to detroy this country, over 70 % of the people want nothing to do with OBama Care. You always defend anything Obama does. wake up and see things for what they are. More and more are waking up, what about you?
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    What the House Republicans are doing isn't politics. It's hostage taking. Give us what we want, or we blow up the place.

    What's so bad about it is that the House Republicans made no effort to even reach a compromise before they wrote and voted on this bill. They gathered behind a closed door, without any Democrats, and came up with this bill yesterday. Today they voted on it and passed it. What they've done holds the government hostage. They're terrorists.

    September 20, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Hey Sniffit, that act you're referring to isn't always useless, at least not between divorces ..."

    LOL!

    September 20, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    ""Hey Sniffit, that act you're referring to isn't always useless, at least not between divorces ..."

    LOL! Perhaps that's why the GOP/Teatrolls are so fervently engaged in it right now...they're in between their divorce from reality and their divorce from the majority of the electorate.

    September 20, 2013 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. moliver

    Who needs terrorize when we have the GOP who wants to shut down the government, this is an act of sabotage to the American government, also this is an act of treason by the speaker of the house Boenher and his tea party friends.

    September 20, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. rs

    The only terriosts here the the Democrats that are trying to detroy this country, over 70 % of the people want nothing to do with OBama Care.
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    Funny, polling shows only 24% of Americans want the ACA done away with.... oh, yeah, you guys don't believe in polls... Just watch what happens to the hostage takers now.

    September 20, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Tabeth

    People cannot accept that a Black President succeeded in bringing health care to million Americans
    They can't just swallow that.
    It is envy jealousy and greedy altogether.
    They strive to kill the legacy of his precidency

    September 20, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. kirk

    Scott, where to start, is it 70 or 80? You really haven't figured out the only people the gop fights for is the rich? Look at recent history, who's side did they take on taxes? Whos side on keystone? Grass roots protests set up and paid for by the Koch brothers, that's all you should need to know if the Koch's support it I assure you its bad foro the working class.you should limit yourself on koolaid ( fox news)

    September 20, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. lolo

    Can you believe the bloggers on this board. Your precious republicans will be blamed thats for sure. Also only the KKK Klan wants to stop Obamacare because the black president got it passed into law. Please shut down the government and see who will whine first when they don't get those VA checks, SS checks and so forth. I can't wait. You have no problem wasting tax payers money on this BS you are pulling, but do not have a problem letting true Americans suffer. And you call yourselves Christians. This country is not ran on GOP/TP Policies so get over it. For peole who hate the government so much they surely like to put the government in peoples private lives. The GOP/TP Klan is such a stupid party.They don't even understand how government is ran. I see why all of the crazies were voted into the House.

    September 20, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  13. lolo

    @ Tabeth, it is caledl racism. They can not handle that a black man is president and they will say and do everything in their power to make him illegitimate. Boehner the drunk, Cantor the scammer and McConnell the racist are losing it, because they can not get rid of President Obama.

    September 20, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. Judy

    What a bunch of evil dishonest hypocrites. If you think we are done with this you are dead wrong. Now we will go after every GOP job out there....as the baggers circle the drain. As for weak willed Dems....goodbye

    September 20, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  15. Data Driven

    @Sniffit,

    Ha ha! Great joke, and TRUE. It all boils down to the GOP being the 36-year-old guy at the club, holding an Amstel Light or a sea-breeze, standing against the wall and looking around confusedly. Bwa!

    September 20, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Wake up People!

    I keep saying President Obama should speak out in favor of breathing, then let the chips fall where they may
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    I like the way you think!

    September 20, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. Judith Sabo

    Amusing!!! Gingrich is on CNN to talk ad nauseum about the "sequester" issue while we are expeirencing number shotings & killings around the country....nice diversion Newt!!! We certainily can't discuss the shootings and offend the GUN LOBBY!!!

    September 20, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Ol' Yeller

    I just love it that the this is turning into a circular firing squad within the republican party. I don't believe we should lift a finger to stop this from happening because the American people (especiallly the Independent voters and those who have left the GOP in droves due to their takeover by the far right fanatics) are going to know who holds 100% of the blame. Then when they shut the government down with their tantrum, yet fail to stop the implementation of the ACA and people realize what a great program it actually is, then the Dems will win back the House hands down. Then we have the Senate, we have the Presidency with Hillary, then we get to make the appointments to SCOTUS as Scalia and Thomas retire or die when their head's explode due to the sheer stress of seeing the country prosper under proper leadership. Things are looking better and better for America, and you can always tell when the republicans are starting to panic.... they start feeding on each other. And when you their favorite extreme rightwing nut job Cruz starts getting attacked from the right... then you know the end is near. Muhahahahahaahahah.....

    September 20, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    In the 2010 Mid Term Elections, too many Democrats had things better to do than vote. This ushered in the disgusting, GOP Congress and sociopaths like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Are we going to send these traitors home next time, or will watching "Dancing With the Stars" or "The Kardashians" be more important? IT'S UP TO YOU!

    September 20, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. kayla

    he won re-election, that was the will of the people, people

    September 20, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  21. Wake up People!

    I think that would be a great idea Dominican Mama! And you and I both know what the end result would be. No more obstruction, and it should take care of the phony Dems that hate him too.

    September 20, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. coby7016

    This GOP latest move is like jumping off the roof without a safety net.

    Shutting gown the government to score a political point will kill the economy.

    The damage from killing the economy will be much higher than the cost for Obamacare, we can kiss the GOP goodbye in 2014 and 2016..

    September 20, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    It has been big fun watching the Guns Over People Partial Government Shutdown tea potty implode. Time for more popcorn.

    September 21, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. Catmandew

    I still say let the taxpayers vote on it and go from there!

    September 21, 2013 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
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