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(Updated)A Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling is a Vote to Implement Obamacare: Another Hidden Slush Fund

An article released this morning by FreedomWorks reveals that Congressman Fred Upton has discovered in the PPACA (Obamacare Law) an UNLIMITED slush fund for the implementation of Obamacare.

Just when we thought there were no more brazen audacities left to report about in Obamacare, here comes a doozy.

House Republicans have uncovered, tucked away in Section 1311(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), an UNLIMITED Obamacare implementation slush fund.

That’s right.  Unlimited.

An open tap on the US Treasury, this little gem — discovered by Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee — can be used for anything the President wants to spend taxpayer money on, under the guise of “actitivites related to establishing” Obamacare health benefit exchanges.

(Emphasis mine)

The article goes on to includes the actual language from the law which appropriates  “…any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated” to the Secretary of HHS to be used for implementation of the Act.

The urgent matter this creates is regarding the upcoming Debt Ceiling vote.

Many legislators have gone on record as being in favor of raising the debt ceiling as long as there are meaningful reforms attached, i.e. Balanced Budget Amendment or a cap tied to the GDP.

However, now that we know HHS has the authority to utilize ALL un-appropriated funds in the Treasury, that now makes a vote to raise the debt ceiling, regardless of any strings attached, also a vote to implement Obamacare. As soon as the debt ceiling is raised, those funds then become available to President Obama via Kathleen Sebelius to do whatever he wishes in the name of Obamacare.

Please contact your Congressman and Senators aware of this provision and urge them to vote AGAINST any increase in the debt ceiling unless this slush fund is specifically repealed.

We MUST do everything we can to stop the takeover of our health care and NOW is the time to take action.

UPDATE: My Congressman’s office (Westmoreland R-GA3) advised that Rep. Fred Upton has submitted a bill to repeal section 1311(a) of the PPACA. Of course we all know it will go absolutely nowhere in the Senate.

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