“We can delay it. Maybe we cannot repeal it, but we can delay it, and if we delay it, we can stop the consequences for now. We have to do that. There are many of us that were elected specifically with this mandate. We have to do it now. The president said he is not ready to enforce it and on he is going to selectively implement the law, holding hard working Americans to the fire. Subjecting them to the horrendous fines and at the same time, exempting big business. That is not fair or right and we should not fund that effort.”
Lee is not the only one girding for a fight on the forthcoming year-end spending bill. The Washington Post reported the Obama administration is becoming “more confrontational” on domestic discretionary spending, with some suggesting he’d veto a bill that did not undo the sequester.
Many in Washington seem to believe the best defense is a prevent defense. Of course, the sequester was supposedly locked in after the budget re-sequencing earlier this year. Regardless, playing defense on spending cuts and giving lip service to Obamacare won’t put Obama back on his heels, nor will it produce policy victories.
On January 1, 2014, Obama plans on Obamacare being settled law. Conservatives plan to mount an all out assault to make sure that doesn’t happen. There is no middle of the road on this one.