Jim DeMint and Mike Needham: The Only Way to Stop ObamaCare Is to Cut Off Its Funding – WSJ.com

There are some who argue that ObamaCare can’t be defunded because most of its spending is deemed “mandatory.” Their assertions are wrong. According to the Congressional Research Service, ObamaCare “administrative costs will have to be funded through the annual discretionary appropriations.” Furthermore, annual appropriations bills routinely carry funding limitations to mandatory spending and often block a wide range of potential government activities. The Hyde Amendment to a 1976 appropriation bill, for example, blocked all taxpayer funding of abortion, and has every year since 1976. Congress can disallow funding for ObamaCare and effectively stop the implementation of the law.

via Jim DeMint and Mike Needham: The Only Way to Stop ObamaCare Is to Cut Off Its Funding – WSJ.com.

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