September 29th, 2013
06:19 AM ET

House delays Obamacare; shutdown looms

In a move that makes a government shutdown more likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices.

The temporary budget resolution now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats have consistently said any changes to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law is a deal-killer.

On top of that, Obama has already issued a veto threat.

If Washington can't reach a deal, a government shutdown will begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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  1. rupert

    Please dont shut down the govt. It will hurt many people.
    And no more foreign aid either. Think about that one washington.

    September 29, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Ronin

      There aren't any foreigners who need our "aid".

      September 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Please do shut down the government. When the left wingnuts figure out they can go without government for a few days they may actually figure out the Tea Party is right, we need LESS GOVERNMENT REGULATION, LESS GOVERNMENT INTRUSION, LESS GOVERNMENT OVERALL.

    September 29, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    But hamsta. What ever will washington do without giving our money to people across the globe?

    September 29, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    Hamsta. We must keep uncle sam open. Otherwise how can we stay in the red.

    September 29, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    Go left wingers
    Go right wingers
    Destroy us

    September 29, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    The MOST useless and unproductive Congress in history! If it weren't for the fact that seniors, military personel and survivors would not be their benefits than yea, i would say go ahead shut it down! Then we could fire whole bunch of them and start over! We sure couldn't get any worse than the lazy bums we have presently!

    September 29, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Hey chrissy, your list is missing a few items. Illegal immigrants, welfare recipients, fraudulent disability claimants, and the lazy people who sit on unemployment for two years.

      September 29, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Hey Hamsta- Illegal aliens cannot use Obamacare, they have to use what Reagan put into place the emergency room. Fact is what I have said on many occasions on here, republicans in southern states use Welfare in red states the most where those states are also the states that get more money back than they put in. Sorta like Walmart not paying a living wage and people have to get welfare to live. They work the 30 hours they have been given but with no benefits. (Another wealthy tactic so the middle class cannot make a wage or have health insurance) When you have no jobs being generated by the republican wealthy,(remember how the wealthy were not taxed higher because they were going to generate all those wonderful jobs?) well the republicans lied about that too. Vote democrat legislators and president folks the only way to pay off the debt and lose the dead weight in Washington.

      September 29, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Oops meant to say would not "recieve" their benefits.

    September 29, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    I think the dems should take out the Obama shutdown and in place of removing Obamacare they should tax the Oil companies and make it so the wealthy cannot take their money over seas. Let us see how the congress votes then.

    September 29, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      IBefore you liberals start foaming at the mouth hating me because I am a 1%er for saying this realize I am just as poor as you, I don't even have cable TV or a computer. I am the 1% of the 99%ers that realize taxing the rich man is a BAD idea. I have 1%ers in my family, the property taxes alone my family pays in a single year on the land we own is more than most 99%er pays in their lifetime. Taxing the rich man affects your pay, your ability to find employment, and the benefits of your employment. Maybe it's time to instead stop giving tax breaks, food stamps and government subsidized housing to chickenheads who think they are something special because they spit out a bunch of kids they can't afford and weren't smart enoygh to find a man that wouldn't become a deadbeat.

      September 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      CNN did not post my reply to this, and I did not even curse.

      September 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Time for the wealthy not to make as much, we had millionaires in missouri on welfare.

      September 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    The tax that the republicans were railing on death panels, false. The railings of the republicans on tax on tanning, it ended up being $4.00 over the amount to tan 8 times. The medical device tax they are railing on wheelchairs, I found one the other day for $119.00 tax of 6% would be approximately $6.64. So they are callling the sky is falling again. Guess what folks, this latest sky is falling tactic is not about saving you money on a wheelchair it is taking away the way Obamacare is funded. Devices such as the wheelchair would be the way it is funded, the republicans such as Hamsta still have not read the PPACA or Obamacare. So the recent sky is falling tactic is another BS reason to stop it. They do not want the signature good thing that he has done for the american middle class to be here next year. No more putting it off. Dems go vote in this non-election year elections for congress and send the tea party and republicans packing.

    September 29, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Scottish Mama believes that propoganda? I feel sorry for you, you are the useful idiot who helped put the socialists in power. Don't you know the useful idiots are second in line to "take a shower" in the gas chambers?

    September 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Your one liners do not impress me Hamsta. What propaganda? You never elaborate, because you have not one fact to site. Name calling, always a losing arguement, because you have nothing to back up your rhetoric. I guess you go to the local library to use the computer, or your inheritance hasn't been given to you till your 25?

      September 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      You still believe in the lying congress which has been proven to be wrong every time they open their mouths about Obamacare. Name one thing they have said is true. 1 thing.

      September 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Name one thing in the Obamacare that you do not like, that is fact of course, that effects u personally.

    September 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Hamsta i didnt forget anyone on MY list. MY list consists of the groups that i feel should not be in jeopardy because Congress refuses to do the job the WE appointed them to do. And where i come from if someone refuses to do a job that you've been hired to do you are quickly fired and replaced! The thing YOU keep missing @ hamsta (because you're always foaming at the mouth) is the original plan for Obamacare was simply to "Provide AFFORDABLE healthcare for ALL"! It was the republicans that added all the other garbage. There should be regulations in place for medical care. If there isn't we will continue to see more and more outrageous increases on all things medical, simply because they can!

    September 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    While you are supposedly researching your claims, why don't you do a little research on exactly WHO is funding your beloved repubs. Bet, if you're honest that is, that you will find it is those that stand to gain the most by not having any limitations put on them. Such as insurance companies, pharmacuetical companies, etc.

    September 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    Hamsta- chirp, the sounds of silence?

    September 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    Working on the sabbath-Hamsta?

    September 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
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