Bonnie Petrie

Political Struggle Could Cause Government Shutdown

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The Republican led House wants to defund Obamacare, even it it means temporarily shutting down parts of the federal government.



Houston Republican Congressman Ted Poe says “its is time to free America from the shackles of Obamacare.”

Houston Democratic Congressman Gene Green says on the contrary, the Affordable Care Act will benefit millions of Texans.

Green says “in Texas we have the highest percentage in the number of uninsured in the country.  So the Affordable Care Act will help Texans actually support their families and give their families healthcare.”

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican Tea Party favorite says a government shutdown is inevitable unless democrats abandon the Affordable Care Act.

Congressman Green says Obamacare is worth preserving.

He says “this is not government funded healthcare.  This is actually private sector, providing health care through a national exchange for people to go buy it.”  Still the political stalemate could lead to a government shutdown as early as next week.

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