Boehner's job is to defeat conservatives no matter what. He joins his pals the democrats on that. He could have stopped funding for ObamaCare long ago and chose not to. Muslims get to opt out of ObamaCare but not Catholics. Boehner is enshrining sharia law and is fine with it.
7/12/12, "Boehner Dodges Question of Whether He Will Fund or Defund Obamacare," CNS News, Kendra Alleyne
"House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would not say on Thursday whether he intends to permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation the House enacts to keep the government funded past Sept. 30.
The federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 and begins on Oct. 1. The continuing resolution under which the federal government is currently being funded expires on Sept. 30. Any money spent after that date by the administration must first be approved in a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.
If the Republican majority House includes language in the bills to fund the government past Sept. 30 that prohibits the administration from using any money to implement Obamacare, the administration will not be able to implement Obamacare.
The Health and Human Services sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate, a regulation issued under Obamacare, will take effect Aug. 1. It will force Catholic individuals, employers and institutions, and others who share the moral views of Catholics on sterilization, contraceptives and abortion, to act against their consciences by purchasing and/or providing insurance that pays for these things.
If the House refuses to give the administration funding to implement Obamacare, the administration will not be able to implement this regulation. If the House approves legislation permitting implementation of Obamacare and this regulation, the administration will be able to implement the regulation--and force Catholics and Catholic institutions to act against their conscience. "....
- [Ed. note: But Muslims are exempt per sharia law.]
(continuing, CNS News): "This week a group of House conservatives put together a letter that calls for Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) “not to bring to the House floor in the 112th Congress any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement Obamacare through the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, or any federal entity.”
At a press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Boehner, “Do you intend, as many House conservatives are asking you, to deny funding to Obamacare, which would include defunding the HHS sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate?
Boehner said, “You know, I’ve not seen this letter yet, but I’ve read that I’m about to get one. So when I get it, when I get it, then I’ll be able to comment on it.”
As of late yesterday, at least 80 Republicans had signed the letter, including Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Allen West (Fla.), Trent Franks (Ariz.) and Louie Gohmert (Tex.). Reportedly, there are 100 signatures now on the letter.
In an e-mail announcing the letter, Wesley A. Goodman, director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach at the House Republican Study Committee, said, “We have the ‘power of the purse.’ A Republican House should not bring any bill to the floor that funds the implementation of Obamacare, and we should take every action to rescind money out the door.”
The letter is still in circulation and could potentially garner more signatures. The House Republican Study Committee said it anticipates sending the letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor
- at the end of this week." via Drudge
"Muslims may claim a religious exemption that is denied Christians and Jews....Non-Muslims are, in effect, paying a tax to subsidize Muslims."
5/11/12, "ObamaCare’s Muslim Exemption," PJ Media, Herbert London
- "Equal protection"? Muslims are exempted from the mandate because insurance is haraam."
ObamaCare uses the Social Security language of the Internal Revenue Code to determine who is eligible for “religious conscience” objection to the insurance mandate. Specifically, the law provides exemptions for adherents of “recognized religious sects” that are “conscientiously opposed” to accepting benefits from any insurance, public or private.As a consequence of this provision, Muslims may claim a religious exemption that is denied Christians and Jews. Since Islam believes insurance is haraam (forbidden) and likens insurance to gambling, the religion is excluded from requirements, mandates, or penalties set forth in the bill. Others who fall into this category are the Amish, American Indians, and Christian Scientists. Although the U.S. Constitution grants all Americans equal protection of the law, some Americans are more equal than others.
ObamaCare is specifically written not to apply equally to everyone. It is in most respects a law intended to discriminate — what some might call an extended Jim Crow law. If this seems exaggerated, consider: Jim Crow laws were based on racial discrimination, while ObamaCare is predicated on religious discrimination. Government acted based on a preconceived and arbitrary understanding of what is right.
For example, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Max Baucus indicated that the purpose of ObamaCare is as much about redistributing income as it is about reforming health care. This is an application of government’s iron fist, putting income distribution and religious discrimination in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
By any reasonable standard, ObamaCare (and the Congress that enacted it) is completely unfettered from the Constitution. If logic — Washington logic — accommodates Sharia’s prohibition against gambling and hence insurance, Christians and Jews should claim that the state’s ability to expropriate property under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, thereby legitimating an exemption for these groups as well.
Muslims are given exemptions from law everyone else must follow. What has actually been enacted is a wedge between Muslims and Christians and Jews. Americans are pitted against Americans, Christian against Muslim, the Torah against the Koran.In a curious way the privilege granted Muslims and denied to most others translates into what Muslims call “dhimmitude,” or the taxing of non-Muslims in exchange for the acceptance of their presence. Intentionally or not, ObamaCare allows for the establishment of this practice and Sharia dictates in the United States. Conversely, if a Christian refuses to pay for required health care insurance, liens can be placed against assets and hard prison time could accompany noncompliance. Non-Muslims are, in effect, paying a tax to subsidize Muslims.
This is precisely the issue ObamaCare has insinuated into the national health care debate. Whether one accepts the proposition, cross-subsidization is built into the law: the young are coerced into underwriting the elderly and non-Muslims are being coerced into subsidizing Muslims. Taking from Peter to give to Paul usually pleases Paul. But the question of fairness remains, as does the “equal protection” clause in the Constitution. Ultimately the public will ask why some should be favored to the exclusion of others.
It is certainly odd that the U.S. circa 2012 has become Animal Farm, with privilege granted to some and not others. Equal protection is now simply one of those clichés honored more in the breach than in practice. There may be many reasons for opposing ObamaCare, but none is more important than the illogic of differential treatment.
In the 1960s, civil rights legislation attempted to redress the wrongs of the past by arguing race should neither be a preference nor a handicap. As I see it, this is not only a fair standard, but a distinctly American standard. By offering privilege to some and denying it to others, contemporary legislators have embraced the Orwellian perversion that is fundamentally incompatible with our traditions, notwithstanding moments when aberrational behavior was in the ascendancy.By arguing the Muslim view that insurance is haraam, legislators open themselves to the thin edge of the wedge. What is likely to be next? Are there other concerns Muslims consider inappropriate because of the demands of Sharia? At what point does this form of “soft extortion” end? The answers are not apparent; neither is there justification for an Animal Farm scenario that defies equal treatment before the law." via Instapundit
ObamaCare billions continue to race out the door as GOP 'leadership' refuses to stop a penny of it. GOP 'leadership' has parked the ObamaCare funding measure in a committee where it will stay.
9/29/11, "Draft spending bill would defund Obama healthcare law," The Hill, Sam Baker
"House Republicans released a draft spending bill Thursday that would cut off funding for many parts of the healthcare reform law, though the bill remains deadlocked in the Appropriations Committee.
The draft legislation would attempt to derail implementation of the law. It would specifically block any money from going to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight — the office handling the bulk of the implementation effort — as well as the recently disbanded office in charge of setting up the controversial CLASS program.
All told, the bill would rescind $6.8 billion, according to the Appropriations Committee. It would block funding for the Affordable Care Act until legal challenges over the law’s individual coverage mandate have been settled.
But the bill isn’t likely to see a markup any time soon. Although it would cut spending on a wide range of programs within the Health and Human Services Department, its total spending levels are still too high for two of the committee’s Republican members."...
5/23/11, "The Political Class continues to strongly oppose repeal, while most Mainstream voters favor it. A plurality (47%) of those in the Mainstream still think repeal is likely;
- 74% of Political Class voters disagree."...
5/22/11, "Has "ObamaCare" Begun The Undoing Of The Republican Party?" Bill Sher, California Progress Report
(Makes sense to me. ed.)
8/8/11, "ObamaCare or America?" Dr. Milton R. Wolf, Washington Times
"The Obama administration now admits Obamacare will not reduce health care costs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a report last month indicating health care costs will rise faster under Obamacare than they would have in its absence."...
11/4/10, "Ruling Class GOP Declare War on Country Class Conservatives," RushLimbaugh.com
Spoken after the historic Tea Party victories in November 2010 that landed in the GOP because they had nowhere else to go, not because the GOP wanted most of them.
"The ruling class of the Republican Party doesn't want conservatives having any kind of a foothold, any success or any leadership in the party. ...(item half way down page)....So it appears to me they're (GOP) perfectly happy being in the minority if it means not supporting conservatives. (2/3 down page, Rush was using the term conservatives generally describing the new people elected in Nov. 2010)... Apparently the
- establishment Republicans
- will fight harder and more viciously to stop conservatives
- than to stop Obama and the left. "...(2/3 down page).