U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 933, a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2013:
"This vote represented the House's opportunity to take a stand for liberty," said Congressman Broun. "This was our chance to defund Obamacare, and we didn't do it. I'm always true to my constitutional, conservative principles, and therefore could not support a continuing resolution that paved the way for the full implementation of Obamacare -- one of the greatest attacks on our personal freedom in the history of this nation.
"Obamacare is set to add a near $6.2 TRILLION to the deficit, it's already killing jobs all across the country, it infringes on our freedom of choice, and it completely erodes the quality of healthcare for poor people and seniors. I ask my colleagues, if not now, then when? When will we protect the American people and stop Obamacare from taking effect?
"I supported both pieces of legislation included in H.R. 933 that provide for the military, which are critical to the safety and security of our country. But lumping such important funding for our troops together with funding for Obamacare was the wrong way to safeguard our defense capabilities. Moving forward, I will continue to work to defund Obamacare so that both our liberty and the greatest healthcare system in the world will remain intact for years to come."
H.R. 933 passed the House 267 to 151 votes.