Ted Cruz Filibusters to Defund Obamacare

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from The Heritage Foundation,

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to begin a filibuster to bolster the cause of defunding Obamacare.

Watch Cruz’s filibuster live online here

“Harry Reid is threatening to use all sorts of procedural gimmicks to keep Obamacare going,”

DeMint continues: “But Americans are catching on that this law is the reason their spouses don’t have health insurance any more, or their kids’ doctor isn’t in their network any more. They’re seeing how unfair and harmful it is.”

And he explains why Heritage and conservatives across America continue to stand up against Obamacare: Because we are fighting for you.

• We’re fighting for the grandmother who is counting on her trusted physician to guide her through the challenges of aging. Because Obamacare means you can’t necessarily keep your doctor if you like him, and it’s cutting down on the health care choices available to seniors.

• We’re fighting for the couple who’s raising their own children while wondering how they’re going to care for their aging parents. Their premiums are going up and they’re wondering how they’ll afford it.

• We’re fighting for the waiter who’s going to school and working full-time. Obamacare is causing many employers to cut back on workers’ hours so that they don’t have to provide them with health insurance. For many people, that means losing income and losing health insurance at the same time.

• We’re fighting for the single mom who needs a steady job to support her kids. Obamacare is making jobs tougher to find, because a lot of businesses are saying they just can’t hire anyone new. The burden of the law’s mandates and regulations is making it too costly.

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