GOP Attack Plan – ‘Starve The Beast’

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by admin on 26-07-2010

One GOP lawmaker has already formulated a 2011 plan of attack should Republicans take control of the U.S. House of Representatives: Serve subpoenas, conduct exhaustive hearings and slash funding to “starve the beast” of the Obama administration’s big-government programs.

“Oh, I think that’s all we should do,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the GOP Youth Convention in Washington, D.C., today. “I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another and expose all the nonsense that is going on.”

She added, “And it’s very important when we come back that we have constitutional conservative leadership because the American people’s patience is about this big, so we have to make sure that we do what the people want us to do.”

Hear Bachmann, columnist-author Ann Coulter, Alan Keyes, Tom Tancredo, former U.S. Sen. and Adm. Jeremiah Denton, best-selling authors Jerome Corsi and Aaron Klein, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Victoria Jackson and others at the Taking America Back conference.

Bachmann told the crowd the federal government has been taking over the private economy at an unprecedented rate since President Obama’s election.

“Before, 18 months ago, the private economy was 100 percent held in private hands,” she said. “But today 65 percent of the economy is now held in government’s hands either through direct ownership or control.

“This is your future we’re talking about. So we got to unravel that, and we’ve got to get the private sector back to being private and the government back to being government.”

Finally, Bachmann told convention attendees, conservative lawmakers must move quickly to cut off funding to the administration’s programs beginning with Obama’s health-care plan.

“This is the year. This is it,” Bachmann said. “All of our chips are on November. If we don’t get it back and then starve the beast the House, we have the power of the purse so we can starve Obamacare. We don’t have to fund any of these programs, and that’s exactly what we need to do: Defund all of this nonsense and then unwind it.”

As WND reported, a plan that would enable members of the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare is already gaining momentum this year with a total of 150 signatures.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND the entire GOP leadership team in the House is on board, as well as the full delegations from California and Texas.

All of the GOP representatives and 34 Democrats opposed Obamacare when it was passed on a narrow 219-212 vote earlier this year. King said 212 representatives, at least, should be in favor of overturning it, since they opposed it before.

Then it will be up to the four, five or six Democrat votes that would be needed to turn from endorsement to rejection for it to advance.

“Who would have thought we might have a chance to repeal Obamacare – this term?” exclaimed Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, in response to the plan by King.

Now it’s time for the public to turn up the pressure, he urged. Farah’s public petition drive is intended to coalesce support for King’s measure.

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