Time for President Obama to Overrule Harry Reid

Senator John Cornyn
2013-10-01 14:57:02
THE LONESTAR WEEKLY Senator Cornyn�s E-Newsletter The Lonestar Weekly* **Cornyn: Time for President Obama to Overrule Harry Reid** *�Members of Congress should not be treated differently, certainly no better, than the rest of America when it comes to the law of the land. So those who cast that vote, who walked that plank last night, will be held accountable in the 2014 election.�* U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor this week and in several interviews about the government shutdown and eliminating the special Obamacare carve-out for Members of Congress. Excerpts of his remarks and interviews are below. �*On the Senate Floor* � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Floor Speech After Shutdown.jpg] [link 1] *�Click Here to Watch* [link 2] ��The most amazing thing that I heard today is, the Majority Leader said that Obamacare is sacrosanct. It's the law of the land you can�t touch it.� Well over the last three years, the Obama Administration has repeatedly and unilaterally issued waivers, granted exemptions and announced delays relating to this sacrosanct law known as Obamacare. ��And since when is it beyond the power of the United States Congress to change existing law by amending it or repealing it or defunding it? It's absolutely unprecedented to have a Majority Leader of the United States Senate, someone who knows this institution as well as anyone, to say that Congress is powerless to act when our constituents tell us they want us to act, because they don't believe Obamacare will perform as advertised.� �Members of Congress should not be treated differently, certainly no better, than the rest of America when it comes to the law of the land. So those who cast that vote, who walked that plank last night, will be held accountable in the 2014 election. �The president wanted to demonstrate some leadership. He should demonstrate some leadership. People expect leadership out of the President of the United States. But Harry Reid shut it down. And so Harry Reid shut down the government and got what he wanted. I think it's about time that the president overrule Harry Reid.� *On Bloomberg and Fox News* � [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Sen_ Cornyn on Bloomberg News.jpg] [link 3] *Click Here to Watch* [link 4] �Every reasonable proposal, including the last which would have delayed the individual mandate for a year, eliminated the special carve-out for Members of Congress, went down on a party-line vote.�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Sen_ Cornyn on CR on Greta.jpg] [link 5] *Click Here to Watch [link 6]* �Why do Members of Congress get a special carve-out? Why are Democrats defending that? People are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington.�� �They see spending continue, they see borrowing continue, and they want to see a change and so far it doesn�t seem like the President has gotten the message.� News Releases* *September 30: Cornyn: President Obama is Missing in Action [link 7] September 29:�Cornyn Calls on Reid to Bring Senate Back into Session Today [link 8]September 28: Cornyn Statement on House Vote to Delay Obamacare, Avert Shutdown [link 9] September 27: Cornyn to Democrats: Do You Really Want to be Responsible for Killing More Jobs? [link 10] September 27: Sen. Cornyn Discusses Obamacare Vote [link 11] September 27: Cornyn: I Will Vote To Defund Obamacare [link 12] September 26:Cornyn: No Obamacare Exemptions For Federal Employees [link 13] September 26:Cornyn on Fox News: A Second Chance for Democrats [link 14] September 26: Cornyn Blasts IRS After Tens of Millions in Taxpayer Dollars Go Missing [link 15] September 25:�Cornyn: Democrats, Defund or Double-Down on Obamacare?� [link 16] �* �*� ��� * Social Media* Sen. Cornyn regularly updates his profiles with the latest news and developments from around Texas and Capitol Hill. [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 17]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/instagram-logo-icon.jpg] [link 18]�� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 19]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 20]� [image = cornyn.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Flickr.png] [link 21] Texas Times Column* *August 28: A Celebration of Resilience in West, Texas [link 22] August 5: Texas� Very Own Royal Heir [link 23]* *July 25: Experiencing Texas� Natural Beauty [link 24] July 1: A Day to Reflect and Recommit Ourselves to America�s Founding Ideals [link 25] May 24: Honoring the Fallen in Smithville, TX [link 26] April 23: Courage and Grace in West, Texas [link 27] March 18: Honoring Montford Point Marine Calvin Curtis [link 28] February 28: A Moment Bigger Than The Game [link 29] February 20: Texas Treasure Returns to the Alamo [link 30] February 5: Honoring Members of our Greatest Generation [link 31] � ��* �

Cornyn: Time for President Obama to Overrule Harry Reid

�Members of Congress should not be treated differently, certainly no better, than the rest of America when it comes to the law of the land. So those who cast that vote, who walked that plank last night, will be held accountable in the 2014 election.�

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor this week and in several interviews about the government shutdown and eliminating the special Obamacare carve-out for Members of Congress. Excerpts of his remarks and interviews are below.

 On the Senate Floor

 
 Click Here to Watch

 �The most amazing thing that I heard today is, the Majority Leader said that Obamacare is sacrosanct. It's the law of the land you can�t touch it.  Well over the last three years, the Obama Administration has repeatedly and unilaterally issued waivers, granted exemptions and announced delays relating to this sacrosanct law known as Obamacare.

 �And since when is it beyond the power of the United States Congress to change existing law by amending it or repealing it or defunding it? It's absolutely unprecedented to have a Majority Leader of the United States Senate, someone who knows this institution as well as anyone, to say that Congress is powerless to act when our constituents tell us they want us to act, because they don't believe Obamacare will perform as advertised. 

�Members of Congress should not be treated differently, certainly no better, than the rest of America when it comes to the law of the land. So those who cast that vote, who walked that plank last night, will be held accountable in the 2014 election.

�The president wanted to demonstrate some leadership. He should demonstrate some leadership. People expect leadership out of the President of the United States. But Harry Reid shut it down. And so Harry Reid shut down the government and got what he wanted. I think it's about time that the president overrule Harry Reid.

On Bloomberg and Fox News
 

Click Here to Watch

�Every reasonable proposal, including the last which would have delayed the individual mandate for a year, eliminated the special carve-out for Members of Congress, went down on a party-line vote.  

�Why do Members of Congress get a special carve-out? Why are Democrats defending that? People are sick and tired of business as usual in Washington.  

�They see spending continue, they see borrowing continue, and they want to see a change and so far it doesn�t seem like the President has gotten the message.�

Social Media

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