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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 10:40 a.m. MDT

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T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

@Tyler D "Who made this (straw man) assertion?"

Roland Keyser says there's no legal option, and that it's illegal, illegitimate, and impossible. UtahBlueDevil says it's undoable. Ranch invoked a bogus phrase from some imaginary oath of office to make it appear unconstitutional. "one vote" called it disdain for the law. You called it the same thing.

Standing in opposition to those assertions is reality: the Constitution allows the current Congress to defund legislation passed by a previous Congress. It is fairly commonplace. Think of the border fence, for one example, which is the law of the land, yet goes unfunded. There are many other examples.

@KJB1

Yes. Correct. They can do all those things. The other thing they can do is defund Obamacare. I'm grateful to them for trying. Obamacare is a huge disaster.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

last time I checked the House was elected just like Obama
yet it is Obama that is ignoring the law and selectively/illegally delaying and modifying portions for political purposes and convenience

leftists should not throw stones in glass houses

listening to Obama rail against supposed right wing ideologues leaves one in a stupor of incredulousness at the hypocrisy

a bit of reality
Shawnee Mission, KS

@VickieB

In our past health insurance system, insurance companies were free to charge drastically higher rates to the sick, or deny the sick coverage all together. ObamaCare requires insurance companies to accept every aplication that comes in. The ONLY reason insurnace companies are willing to be in the insurance business with that rule is because of the individual mandate. If everybody has to buy insurance, healthy people will sign up to subsidize the sick. That's the only way the system can work.

If you remove the individual mandate, private insurance companies will pull out of the market. If there are suddenly no insurance companies willing to offer health insurance, the government will take over with a single-payer system.

Is that what you want?

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Yes having thought about it, the Obama Administration has no credibility in claiming the Republicans are not obeying the law of the land. Holder himself has shown that he will pick and choose what laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore. This is not good for our elected government from either side. Especially when every elected official takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. "In dangerous times we are." (Yoda).

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

They voted no or abstained. The law passed. Now they want to have a re vote by forcing a shutdown and defaulting the United States.

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