White House says Obama would veto House Republican budget bill

WASHINGTON Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:34am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a business roundtable with company CEOs in Washington, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a business roundtable with company CEOs in Washington, September 18, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a stop-gap government funding plan from Republicans in the House of Representatives that defunds Obamacare health reforms, the White House said on Thursday.

In a brief statement, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Obama would veto the bill "because it advances a narrow ideological agenda that threatens our economy and the interests of the middle class."

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Inertia wrote:
“Interests of the middle class?” Sure – because I LOVE seeing my healthcare premiums soar every year.

You can’t force a company to give away tons of services to a segment of the population and expect the costs to everyone else (who is actually paying for them) to not increase to make up the difference. No such thing as a free lunch… or insurance. Business 101, first day of class.

Sep 19, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Inertia wrote:
“Interests of the middle class?” Sure – because I LOVE seeing my healthcare premiums soar every year.

You can’t force a company to give away tons of services to a segment of the population and expect the costs to everyone else (who is actually paying for them) to not increase to make up the difference. No such thing as a free lunch… or insurance. Business 101, first day of class.

Sep 19, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bullfrog84 wrote:
Loose translation: “Its the only thing I will have changed in two terms and for better or worse I’m going to do it!” I thought part of the presidents job was to get parties work together to find a solution? Seems like he’s just doing whatever he thinks despite the opinion of the people he’s supposed to represent.

Half the country in favor of Obamacare and half against is not acceptable. Perhaps more people need to research what exactly is changing here. He not nationalizing healthcare, he’s nationalizing insurance. Read up and ask yourself; Is that really going to fix the problem or is it just going line someone else s’ pockets?

Sep 19, 2013 11:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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