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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 30, 2013/ 24 Elul, 5773

Do GOPers have a death wish?

By Deroy Murdock




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Yet again, congressional Republicans have backed themselves into a corner by believing the left's anti-GOP talking points -- this time on Obamacare.

"Shutting down the government just because I'm for keeping it open? That's not an economic plan," President Barack Obama said in Florida last month.

"Defunding the Affordable Care Act is not achievable through shutting down the federal government," parroted Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio keep repeating, they aim to shut down nothing. They want a continuing resolution that funds the entire federal government, except for the new health-care reform law. If Obama signs such a measure, the Federal Aviation Administration will keep controlling jet traffic, and the FBI will keep tracking terrorists. But Obamacare's cash will evaporate, as well it should.

Conversely, if Obama vetoes such a budget bill, he -- not Republicans -- may jeopardize federal operations while ignoring the 54 percent of Americans who disapproved of Obamacare in the latest Rasmussen survey.

Republican lawmakers should stop quivering in fear of a president with a 44 percent Gallup job-approval rating. With a little courage and creativity, Republicans could fight the defunding battle effectively -- if not to immediate victory, then to this dreadful program's ultimate detriment.

First, Republicans control the House of Representatives, the birthplace of spending bills. They should exercise their constitutional power and imminently consider language that funds everything but Obamacare.

Second, Republicans should adopt the left's practice of giving bills delicious titles. How can they counter liberal claims that they want to padlock Washington? Call their Obamacare-defunding vehicle the Keep Government Open Act of 2013.

Third, the House should pass this bill immediately after Congress reconvenes Sept. 10. This legislation then would define the public debate until Oct. 1. Democrats cannot accuse Republicans of closing the government if the GOP gives Senate Democrats and Obama nearly three weeks to respond to the House proposal.

This early vote also will put House Democrats on the record. Do they stand with Americans who face rising premiums and are losing their insurance, even if they like it, or do they stand with Obama, who illegally has decreed exemptions and delays to keep Obamacare wheezing along?

Fourth, with news cameras present, House Republicans should march this physical bill across the U.S. Capitol. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, should declare: "We hereby deliver this measure to the Democratic Senate to complete the people's work and keep America's government open."

Fifth, while the Senate debates this bill, House hearings throughout September should showcase Obamacare's victims. These might include Americans who now work part time, as their employers confront Obamacare's rising costs. Medical-device manufacturers should detail how Obamacare's fresh tax is unplugging new treatments. Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. should explain why he wrote that Obamacare would "destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class."

If public pressure prods enough Democrats to join Republicans in defunding Obamacare, perhaps Obama himself will accept this for one year.

Failing that, the GOP fallback position may be to place the program's funds in escrow in exchange for a one-year implementation delay.

Some Republicans simply would let Obamacare rip. Once functioning, they argue, Obamacare's costs will explode as its "benefits" collapse. The rebellious American people then will demand to have Obamacare's fangs dislodged from their necks.

But how?

Repealing Obamacare post-implementation still will require congressional approval and Obama's signature. If that, essentially, is the battle Republicans would wage later, why not sooner?

"The problem with defunding is that on Jan. 1 Obamacare still will be the law," Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., told constituents in Fallbrook, Calif., last week. "That's why we need to repeal it."

But defunding vs. repeal is no either-or proposition. It's both: If a hostile tank prepares to roll into town and unleash doom, go look for anti-tank grenades. Meanwhile, drain its fuel.

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Deroy Murdock is a columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.



Previously:

08/23/13: Obama administration devolves into Obama regime

08/15/13: GOP must move on Obamacare substitute

08/09/13: PROOF confirmed! IRS caressed liberals, harassed conservatives

08/02/13: ObamaCare should be defunded now

07/26/13: Obama drowns Americans in yet another geyser of words

07/19/13: Conservatives should fight liberal word games

07/12/13: Lies are fueling those who'd kill us

07/05/13: Washington merits Declaration of Incompetence

06/21/13: Celebs should visit, not boycott, Israel

06/14/13: Revive America's can-do spirit

06/07/13: What the IRS will do for ObamaCare

06/03/13: Quin Hillyer throws his metaphor into ring

05/24/13: Meet a few of the illegal aliens with rap sheets whom Team Obama flung onto America's streets

05/20/13: Big government's new legacy of scandal

05/10/13: Why Benghazi is biggest coverup since Watergate

05/03/13: Obama puts U.S. at risk to slam GOP

04/25/13: U.S.-Mexican border welcomes terrorists

04/19/13: In Boston bombing, left wrongly blames right

04/12/13: U.S. tax code, 74,000 pages, lots of laughs

04/05/13: Obama should share in Americans' sacrifices

03/29/13: Karl Rove has no right to lecture conservatives

03/22/13: Black votes could be GOP's secret weapon

03/15/13: Dems, choose between rhetoric, reality

03/08/13: GOP leaders need courage and stagecraft

03/01/13: Sequester should chop federal fat, not bone

02/22/13: Chuck Hagel's Greatest Hits

02/08/13: Control government's guns

02/01/13: GOP lacks guts, imagination on spending cuts

01/25/13: How to guarantee the rich flee

01/18/13: Limitless and lawless bipartisanship

01/11/13: The most frightful environmental nightmare isn't

01/04/13: 'Fiscal cliff' leaves GOP dazed, confused and fractured

12/21/12: How sad that nearly every Democrat and too many Republicans cannot grasp a concept self-evident even to a Cuban Communist

12/07/12: A simple fact on which every American should meditate

11/30/12: GOP should hammer Left about racism

11/21/12: How Squanto became a Thanksgiving symbol

11/09/12: Obama's re-election bewilders

11/05/12: Actually, Obama is growing the economy

10/26/12: Romney's ignored Mitt-zvahs

10/19/12: Obama's most dangerous disappointment

10/12/12: About Behghazi, Obama lied, people died --- and few bother to cry (out)

10/05//12: Obama the exacerbater

09/28/12: Barack Obama, slacker-in-chief

09/24/12: Citizens or subjects? Candidates offer choice

08/17/12: Dems ignore own issues with Medicare

08/13/12: Speech Romney should give on Bain

07/20/12: Obama's green projects bleeding red

07/13/12: EPA, why fine oil firms over fantasy biofuel?

07/06/12: How about remembering Mexican victims of 'Fast and Furious'?

06/29/12: Health-care victory will give Obama headaches

06/22/12: Mitt Romney, get on bus

06/18/12: The 'racist' Florida vote purge obeys federal law

06/08/12: Scott Walker's win should propel big reforms, stiffen pols' spines

06/01/12: Regulators regulate, and that's a problem

05/25/12: WWII hero Karski to receive U.S. Medal of Freedom

05/18/12: Not the behavior of normal Americans

05/18/12: Spacemen to NASA: Cool it on global warming

05/04/12: Libs want to plunge the penthouse

04/27/12: Obama and company are pushing hard on the pedal for deadlier cars

04/20/12: We don't need no stinkin' budget?

04/14/12: New Reasons to Hate Obamacare

04/06/12: Team Obama plays energy policy for laughs

03/30/12: Twitchy Dems need to let workers put tax-cut money in retirement funds

03/23/12: Why not $100-an-hour minimum wage?

03/15/12: The real (high) cost of Obama's health care act

03/09/12: Race-baiting Dems oppose voter ID

03/02/12: Forget kids --- today's debt hurts adults

02/24/12: Dems arise against Obamacare

02/17/12: The voting dead are understated

02/10/12: Holder takes on 'racist' photo-ID cards: Prejudice is widespread --- even Obama backed them

02/03/12: On tax plans, Gingrich trumps Romney

01/27/12: Photo IDs can protect elections, let dead rest

01/20/12: Romney runs hot and cold on global warming

01/13/12: Economic freedom declines in U.S.

01/06/12: Time to yank off Mitt's mask

12/23/11: Boehner hands Dems a gift

12/15/11: The U.S. could learn much from Hong Kong

12/09/11:$687 billion is available to Congress free of strings

12/02/11: Obama criticizes Wall Street but takes money from it

11/18/11: Puerto Rico shows Washington the way

11/11/11: Take heed, America: In Ohio even left-wing unionists voted to repeal ObamaCare

10/28/11: Thanks, Netanyahu, for surge of hardened terrorists

10/24/11:The Obama Spend-O-Rama

10/17/11: Cain stakes his viable claim just by showing up

10/07/11: Green jobs are national scandal

10/04/11: Obama proudly declares class war

09/23/11: Obama wrong about ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress

09/16/11: Obama needs Ryan's vision on jobs

09/09/11: Reaganomics trounces Obamanomics

09/02/11: Labor leaders to Obama: Stop killing jobs

08/26/11: Pro-market Perry vaults over Romney in GOP race

08/19/11: Some rich Americans will not rest until Washington boosts their taxes

08/12/11: Hope, change and free birth control for all

08/05/11: Debt deal does virtually nothing

07/21/11: Dems pro-choice on abortion but little else

07/15/11: Debt deception: If only Dems were honest and GOPers were courageous

07/08/11: Congress' war on light bulb blows up





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