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Gohmert Votes Against Funding ObamaCare And Against Putting Off Continued Massive Overspending

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Washington, October 16, 2013 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert issued the following statement regarding the Senate bill that puts off dealing with U.S. massive overspending and continues funding ObamaCare which at the same time continues the huge cuts to Medicare, and which the House voted on tonight:

“Tonight we voted on legislation that continues the massive overspending of money we do not have.  This bill borrows even more money that will come out of the pockets of future generations of Americans; our kids and grandkids.  The bill permits all ‘non-essential’ federal government workers to return to work with back pay and raises the limit on America’s credit card to any amount the President cares to spend so long as it is spent before February 7th. 

Unfortunately, the deal also fully funds and implements the disastrous ObamaCare system that lowers the quality of healthcare and healthcare choices while costing more. 

The bill passed tonight does not protect people’s religious beliefs. It continues to require people to pay for abortions in the ObamaCare insurance plans, even when those people believe in their hearts it is wrong.

Though the President has previously announced he would not enforce the mandated penalties against big businesses for next year, he and the Senate successfully fought off our demand that we provide individual Americans with the same waiver provided to big business.

I cannot in good conscience support such a bill that contains so much that the vast majority of my constituents do not support and that does so much damage to present and future generations.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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