Rand Paul on ObamaCare Battle

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Delaying the Affordable Care Act for a year would be a "victory" for Congress and the nation, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday.

Paul told "The Steve Malzberg Show" lawmakers have to "do anything we can to stop the monster."

"I’d just as soon get rid of the whole thing but if we can’t get rid of the whole thing (at least not now), we ought to do everything we can to make it less bad," he said. ". . . If we can slow down or derail ObamaCare for a year, that would be a victory."

Rand chided President Barack Obama "with his kingly powers" for amending the new healthcare law "after the fact," including subsidies for congressional staffers.

"He isn’t asking us about any of these things," Rand said. "This is legislation that he’s amending after the fact. It’s blatantly unconstitutional, it’s illegal, but he just goes right on doing it."

And he praised Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for his historic 21-hour speech on the Senate floor, saying "it was a great feat of stamina" that "brought a lot of attention to an important problem."

Even some Democrats see "real problems" with the new law, he said.

"The Teamsters Union came out and said, ‘look, we’re not happy to pay a tax on our good healthcare benefits we have now,’" he noted. "Ex-President Bill Clinton [is] also saying, ‘you know what, a lot of people are going to be required to buy this insurance but aren’t going to be able to afford it because we’re driving the prices up.’" (But as usual, Ex-President Bill Clinton is talking out of both sides of his mouth.  He was also simultaneously attacking Fox News for presenting all sides of the argument as promoting division, rather than educating the voters and presenting a fair and balanced presentation of the facts.)

Rand said whether the Senate passes a continuing resolution with "some modification to ObamaCare" or passes a CR "in the short term and it does nothing . . . I can’t, in good conscience, vote to fund ObamaCare."

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I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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