House conservatives have urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) not to advance any legislation that provides funding to ObamaCare.
Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) led the letter to the leaders, which was signed by 127 House Republicans.
“Since much of the implementation of ObamaCare is a function of the discretionary appropriations process, and since most of the citizens we represent believe that ObamaCare should never go into effect, we urge you not to bring to the House floor in the 112th Congress any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement ObamaCare through the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, or any other federal entity,” the letter states, with the underline emphasis added by the authors. “We also urge you to take legislative steps necessary to immediately rescind all ObamaCare-implementation funds.”
“In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that the ‘power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon … for obtaining a redress of every grievance…,'” the letter adds.
“Americans have made it clear they don’t like ObamaCare.” said Jordan. “Every single piece of this law needs to go.”
“The House of Representatives holds the purse strings. Now that the House has voted to fully repeal ObamaCare, we should continue to do everything within our power to defund this bureaucratic power grab,” said Bachmann. “ObamaCare increases healthcare costs, takes away patient freedom, and hurts America’s job creators – we should not rest until its implementation is blocked.”