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Graves says: Defunding Obamacare Will Lift People Out Of Joblessness



Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), author of the Defund Obamacare Act (H.R. 2682), issued the following reaction to President Obama’s speech about the economy today:

“The president’s speeches haven’t changed, and neither has the economy. We need a policy change, starting with removing the biggest roadblock to quality jobs—Obamacare.


“My Defund Obamacare Act will empower those who have fallen on hard times with the opportunity to work. By putting a stop to all the government-imposed confusion and fines, we can lift people out of joblessness and help them find a good, full-time job.



“The opposition to Obamacare is not just from conservative voices, as the president suggests. Unions are upset about the law’s impact on pay and benefits. Thousands of people in the blue state of California are being dropped from their health insurance. The president himself delayed Obamacare’s rules for businesses, and in doing so, admitted that the law is bad for jobs. 

“It’s time to give individuals and families the same break. Let’s defund Obamacare now so those who are hurting and have struggled for five years have a better shot at finding a job and can once again chase the American dream.”


Rep. Graves’ Defund Obamacare Act has 90 cosponsors in the House. The companion legislation in the Senate, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has 27 cosponsors.




0 #91 HMMMM 2013-08-19 12:25
you all might as well keep your traps closed, what you say falls on deaf ears. try praying as hard as you complain....
Charles O. Hendrix J
0 #92 Charles O. Hendrix J 2013-08-19 23:29
#90 E.W.Your "look up" ability is questionable. Exploiting? Really? In 2010 An Arizona prison operated by MTC allowed three inmates—two convicted of murder and one convicted of attempted murder to escape. Before being captured the escapees murdered a couple in New Mexico. In 2010, a video showed an inmate at the Idaho Correctional Center thrown to the ground, beaten, and kicked. ICC guards made no attempt to intervene, and were later charged with “routinely failing to protect inmates” and deliberately exposing inmates to “prison gangs and violent culture.” In Kentucky, a sex scandal involving female prisoners and guards forced a CCA prison to relocate several hundred women 377 miles away to a state-run prison. In 2010, the GEO group was forced to reach a $2.9 million settlement to provide up to $400 to inmates at six facilities for illegal and unnecessary strip searches.
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Charles O. Hendrix J
0 #93 Charles O. Hendrix J 2013-08-19 23:54
E.W. Since you seem to have trouble finding current data about privatized prisons. This should help you.
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You should know by now I do my homework, most assuredly so when it comes to how business screws the taxpayers and those elected to serve the people are really only serving themselves and their wallets. Conservatives are only concerned with making a profit and pretend they are concerned with government over spending. It is all a smoke screen and a lot of people haven't turned on a fan to move the smoke out of the way to see clearly. Make sure you read all the way to the end.

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