Campaign 2010

Aug 22, 2013

BREAKING: House Republicans Sign Reckless Petition to Shut Down Government

In a move that will only make Congress more dysfunctional, it was revealed today many Republican House members signed a petition to shut down the government, scorch job growth and cripple the middle class – all in order to take away health care benefits that are lowering costs for Americans.

According to Roll Call, extremist group Heritage Action for America launched a $550,000 online ad campaign on Monday to pressure House Republicans to agree to shutdown the government over the health care debate. Rather than look out for American families and their health care benefits, House Republicans followed in lockstep with Washington special interests.

“House Republicans are willing to shut down our entire government over his partisan ideology – putting a radical agenda ahead of the economy, jobs and the middle class,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “House Republicans even wants to take away health care benefits from American families and give insurance companies free rein to hike premiums and pay out excessive bonuses to executives. House Republican's flawed priorities are once again revealed in this irresponsible, reckless and dangerous game of brinksmanship.”

BACKGROUND

BREAKING: House Republicans signed the Meadows letter threatening to shut down the government in order to take away health care benefits for Americans. See the letter HERE


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