The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) released a new radio ad today targeting U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) for his refusal to oppose funding for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare).
The conservative pundits and politicians have been vocal about defunding Obamacare, President Barack Obama's health care law that's approaching full implementation within the next two years, in the budget for fiscal year 2014. Defunding, they claim, is the only way to get rid of the law.
Since Democrats won't approve a budget bill without funding for ACA, the defunding would mean government shutdown.
The ad "Stop," scheduled to air for two weeks, says as follows:
Republicans in Congress can stop Obamacare by refusing to fund it, but Senator Johnny Isakson refuses to join the fight.
Johnny Isakson voted to give President Obama money to implement Obamacare earlier this year, and he'll do it again if you don't make your voice heard.
Obamacare is unaffordable, unworkable and it's unfair.
It will hurt Georgia families.
Many could lose their doctors.
Others may be forced to pay higher premiums.
Obamacare is a job killer, yet Johnny Isakson refuses to do what it takes to stop funding for this liberal train wreck.
Please visit DontFundObamacare.com and sign the online petition urging Johnny Isakson to oppose all funding for Obamacare.
Again, that's DontFundObamacare.com.
This could be our last chance to stop Obamacare.
It's time for Johnny Isakson to start listening to us, not his friends in Washington.
Send Johnny Isakson a message.
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Many congressional Republicans have refused to join in the efforts to defund the health care law, calling it unrealistic. The effort is mostly political posturing because neither Democrats nor the President will approve a bill without funding for ACA.
Another Georgia lawmaker Tom Price (R-Ga) said he'd rather engage in negotiations with the President to delay the law for a year, especially since the President already delayed parts of it until 2015.
Price said that "delay for a year is a solution" as oppose to defunding.
Isakson voted repeatedly to repeal ACA or parts of it in recent months. In July, the senator sent a letter, along with 45 Republican senators, to President Obama asking him to "permanently" delay ACA to avoid "significant economic harm to American families.”
Still, conservative Republicans say that lawmakers cannot claim they oppose Obamacare yet vote to fund it in the 2014 budget bill.