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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lee Leads, Boehner Cowers

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2013, 01:01 PM

Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com asks:

How would you react if House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, ordered you to pay for health-insurance plans that provide abortions?

Or ordered you to give President Barack Obama the money he needs to implement a regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith?

Or cut a deal with Obama to give Obama the money to enforce Obamacare's dictatorial health-insurance mandate on individuals -- but not on big businesses?

Would you consider Boehner a good conservative? A good Republican? A leader who stands with courage in defense of liberty?

"The truth is Boehner has already cut deals with Obama that made you pay for the initial implementation of Obamacare," Jeffrey writes.

"He now appears poised to cut another deal," Jeffrey continues. "This one will make you pay for the final implementation of Obamacare. It will make you pay for the actual enforcement of a regulation that forces Christians to act against their faith. It will make you pay for the actual enforcement of the individual mandate -- but not the employer mandate Obama has suspended. And it will make you pay for a new system of federal subsidies that will move a large part of the middle class onto the dole and allow people to use tax dollars to buy health plans that provide abortions."

Can this be stopped? Is there an alternative to this "leaderhship"? Yes, says Jeffrey.

"Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is now urging the same plan King and Bachmann urged two years ago," Jeffrey writes. "Prohibit all funding for Obamacare in the next CR. In a recent interview, Lee told me he was urging House Republicans to pass a CR that defunds Obamacare. He said he will propose a defunding amendment to any CR that comes up in the Senate."

Meanwhile, what has Boehner been up to? "At a press conference last week, Boehner was asked about Lee's plan. 'We have not made any decisions about how we're going to deal with the CR,' said Boehner."

Jeffrey concludes: "Mike Lee is emerging as a new leader in the cause of liberty. John Boehner appears to be cowering again."

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