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Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) must be having a big ol' sad that he can't be in the House voting to repeal Obamacare every other week. So he's getting in on the act, and one-upping the House. He's not just willing to destroy Obamacare, he's ready to take down the whole government to kill the law.
Speaking on Fox News, Lee said Republicans determined that refusing to fund Obamacare was the "last stop" before the individual mandate and the law's health insurance exchanges are set to go into effect at the beginning of next year.

“Congress of course has to pass a law to continue funding government—lately we’ve been doing that through a funding mechanism called a continuing resolution," Lee said. "If Republicans in both houses simply refuse to vote for any continuing resolution that contains further funding for further enforcement of Obamacare, we can stop it. We can stop the individual mandate from going into effect.”

Lee added that his effort, which he said was backed by "13 or 14" Senate Republicans and a host of House Republicans, wouldn't target popular Obamacare provisions that already had gone into effect, like a measure that allows children to remain on their parents' health insurance until the age of 26.

Hell, what's one more hostage? We've got the budget, we've got the debt ceiling, and now we've got the mechanism Congress has had to use to keep the federal government's lights on—the continuing resolution. It's sort of shocking that they didn't already get there: It is the surest way to finish the job they've started and to reach their ultimate goal of destroying the federal government.

All because a lot more people will now be able to get more affordable health insurance.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT.

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