Now that Speaker John Boehner has given in to conservative Republicans demand to include Obamacare funding in their continuing resolution, the White House has officially issued a veto threat. From the OMB:
The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014 and for other purposes, because it advances a narrow ideological agenda that threatens our economy and the interests of the middle class. The Resolution would defund the Affordable Care Act, denying millions of hard-working middle class families the security of affordable health coverage.
If the President were presented with H.J. Res. 59, he would veto the bill.
The veto threat is not even necessary because there is no way the bill would even get past the Senate. At this point everyone is basically just going through the motions to show a handful of conservative Republicans in Congress this defund Obamacare plan simply can’t work.
We are probably going to need to wait until right before the deadline for anything to get done.
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