Greg Brannon: BOTH of NC’s senators need to join the fight to defund ObamaCare

gregbrannonPolling shows two-thirds to three-quarters of North Carolinians expressing serious dissatisfaction with ObamaCare.  The North Carolina General Assembly has voted to refuse federal money earmarked for funding health insurance exchanges — a key component of ObamaCare.  There is clear evidence that fear and uncertainty about the law  is slowing the economic recovery and causing businesses to put off hiring decisions.  Yet. both of North Carolina’s senators — Kay Hagan (D) and Richard Burr (R) — are sitting on the sidelines in DC while others lead a fight to defund this looming bureaucratic train wreck.

Kay Hagan was a proud cheerleader for ObamaCare taking great pains to tells us all how good it is going to be for us.  Burr has described the fight to defund ObamaCare as “the dumbest idea.”

Dr. Greg Brannon, a GOP candidate for US Senate in 2014, told roughly 100 supporters at a gathering in Moore County Friday night that Burr and Hagan were failing in their roles as  “ambassadors” for the people of North Carolina by refusing to join an effort, led by Utah senator Mike Lee (R), to cut funding for ObamaCare out of any continuing resolution that may be passed to keep the federal government running through the end of September:

“Party loyalty — loyalty to your caucus leaders — should have nothing to do with your position on this legislation.  The rule of law should be the main concern here.  There is nothing in The Constitution that empowers the federal government to sink its claws into our health care system and intrude into our lives like this. Our leaders in DC should be deferring to The Constitution, looking at the damage this bill is already doing to our economy and our freedom, and listening to the people back home.  Kay Hagan and Richard Burr need to do the right thing for the people of North Carolina and sign on to Senator Lee’s effort to pull ObamaCare funding.”

By the way, Congress is voting on a continuing resolution because they still haven’t passed a budget.  Passing a continuing resolution is a lot like overdrawing your checking account, then demanding your bank give you more money until you can talk your boss into paying you more.

It’s absolutely irresponsible.  HOW can you expect to instill fiscal discipline if the threat of running out of money never materializes? If you know you only have a set pot of money —  and nothing ,more — you’re more likely to make responsible financial decisions. 

Congress is ignoring its explicit constitutional responsibility to pass a budget while ramming through health care legislation that has absolutely no basis in or standing with The Constitution.