Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint believes defunding Obamacare is the best hope for stopping the President’s unfair, unworkable, and unpopular health-care law.
During two appearances on Fox News yesterday, DeMint shared details about Heritage Action’s upcoming “Defund Obamacare Tour” and debunked the myth that Republicans want a government shutdown over the issue. DeMint told Greta Van Susteren:
I think the stakes are so high with Obamacare, that the results are going to be so devastating to our economy, to jobs, to healthcare, that it’s certainly worth the Republicans’ drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘We’re not going to fund it for this year,’ and just stand on that principle.
Those who worry about a government shutdown are missing the point of a fight to stop Obamacare, DeMint explained to Neil Cavuto:
This is not any attempt to shut the government down. In fact, we at Heritage believe the government should be fully funded. They shouldn’t have a fight over government shutdown.
DeMint announced he will be traveling around the country in August with Heritage Action, participating in town-hall events in nine cities. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is planning to join the Dallas event.
We’re going to talk to people all over the country, try to get them engaged with what’s going on up here, because this is really the last chance for Congress to stop Obamacare.
DeMint argued that fighting back against Obamacare is an issue that cuts across party lines and has implications for all Americans.
The president pushed this down the throats of not just Republicans, but the American people, and I think a lot of people resent it now and more and more are going to resent it as they lose their health insurance.
Heritage Action’s town-hall meetings will be open to the public. Here’s a list of the nine cities (click on each link for more information):
- Fayetteville, AR
- Dallas, TX
- Tampa, FL
- Nashville, TN
- Birmingham, AL
- Indianapolis, IN
- Columbus, OH
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Wilmington, DE
Sarah Edwards is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation.