Sarah Palin: Stop The “Hysterics” Over Government ShutdownBy: Amanda Crum - September 23, 2013
Sarah Palin wrote a commentary for Breitbart.com over the weekend, and in it she tackles everything from Obamacare to the impending government shutdown, calling out Republicans for being unable to stand their ground when it comes to defunding the health care initiative.
“When you’re living on a fixed income, having to pay hundreds of dollars more each month for health care will cut into your ability to pay for basic necessities like food, electricity, or gas (which has increased 90% under Obama). Open your eyes, America. When the full reality of Obamacare strikes home, we’ll thank God that principled leaders like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee took a stand to stop it in its tracks,” she wrote. “But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!”
Palin also wrote about the government shutdown rumors and took it back to the days when Clinton was in office.
“Republicans in Congress support funding the government. If the Democrats block these funding measures, a government shutdown is on them. In the meantime, stop the ridiculous hysterics. Heck, about the most significant thing that happened during the last government shutdown was Clinton hooked up with Monica,” she wrote.
On Friday, House Republicans approved a measure to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act and sent it to Senate. Later this week, they hope to implement a one-year delay on the law in exchange for avoiding a default on the national debt.
“We had a victory today for the American people, and frankly, we also had a victory for common sense,” Speaker John A. Boehner said. “Our message to the United States Senate is real simple: The American people don’t want the government shut down and they don’t want Obamacare.”
President Obama urged Congress to “do your job” in response to the plan, saying in a public address in Kansas City, “They’re focused on politics. They’re focused on trying to mess with me. They’re not focused on you.”
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