You Can’t Even “Shutdown” Obamacare

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 7:05 am

Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-Utah) threat to shut down the government unless President Obama defunds Obamacare is stupid, doomed and unworkable. In case Lee’s inability to properly defend the threat or several Senate Republicans calling it a bad idea are not enough proof that this plan is doomed, there is a new report by the Congressional [...]

Sen. Lee Shows His Hand on Government Shutdown Threat

By: Monday July 29, 2013 7:12 am

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) came remarkably close to admitting his threat to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded is an empty one, made to score political points. On Fox News Sunday Lee basically acknowledged Republicans are not prepared to actually shut down the government to push their agenda. From Fox: [CHRIS] WALLACE: But, again, [...]

If You Are Going to Vote No Anyway, You Might as Well Score Some Political Points

By: Friday July 26, 2013 7:06 am

One of the political issues to emerge on Capitol Hill is a threat by a handful of Senate Republicans to shutdown federal government unless President Obama agrees to defund Obamacare. From the Huffington Post: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared on Monday that he and other congressional Republicans would be willing to shut down the federal [...]

Hostage-Taking Officially Begins: GOP Senator Says He’ll Filibuster Raising the Debt Ceiling

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 2:06 pm

It’s official: at least one Republican senator is now committed to filibustering the raising of the debt limit unless Democrats give in to his demands. From The Hill: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has told supporters in Utah that he will filibuster the legislation to authorize Treasury Department officials to add to the nation’s multitrillion-dollar debt. [...]