"Listen to the American people," is the cry from House Speaker Boehner this morning as both side prepare to defend the decisions that this ping-pong lawmaking continues to point to. With government shutdown looking increasingly likely, Boehner prods the Senate that 'the people' "don't want a government shutdown and don't want Obamacare."
On the House floor this morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) challenged Democratic leaders in the Senate to listen to the American people – who don’t want a government shutdown and don’t want ObamaCare – and pass the House’s plan to delay the president’s health care law and repeal the medical device tax:
“Mr. Speaker, my colleagues, as I travel around my district and around the country, the American people are worried about their job, they’re worried about their incomes rising, because they’re all under pressure. The economy's not growing. Why isn't it growing?
“One of the issues that’s standing in the way is ObamaCare. The fact that nobody knows what the rules are, employers scared to death to hire new employees, cutting the hours of many of their current employees, and for what reason?
“This law is not ready for prime time. The House has done its work. We passed a bill on Saturday night, sent it to the United States Senate that would delay ObamaCare for one year, and would eliminate permanently the medical device tax that is costing us tens of thousands of jobs that are being shipped overseas.
“Senate decided not to work yesterday. Well my goodness, if there’s such an emergency, where are they? It's time for the Senate to listen to the American people just like the House has listened to the American people and to pass a one-year delay of ObamaCare and a permanent repeal of the medical device tax.”