On yesterday’s show I discussed an argument put forth by conservative Ken Gardner, to the effect that we would be “chumps” if we supported the efforts of Ted Cruz et al. to defund Obamacare. Gardner’s reasoning was that it wouldn’t work, because it would prevent only the discretionary spending, not the mandatory spending, and so all it would do is make a bunch of people upset at Republicans and ruin the GOP’s chances in the upcoming elections.
I argued, in the second half of the first hour, that Gardner was wrong, even if it was the case that the continuing resolution could be used to prevent only discretionary spending. Listen to the show for my full argument. But today I saw this video of Ted Cruz, explaining that he is proposing a rider to defund BOTH discretionary and mandatory spending. It’s worth watching:
So now there’s even more reason to get behind him and his efforts to defund Obamacare. You can sign the petition and donate here.