Barely a month ago, U.S. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, launched an online petition in what they said was the last chance to stop Obamacare. The DontFundIt.com effort received another boost Tuesday when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin signed the petition.
Palin said, in a statement released by the Senate Conservatives Fund website, about the official The DontFundIt.com petition, which has registered well over 600,000 signatures:
On Oct. 1, millions of Americans will be required to enroll in Obamacare Forced enrollment in Obama’s “Unaffordable Care Act” is weeks away. This beast must be stopped — by not funding it. Today, Todd and I joined with many of our fellow citizens to urge those in the U.S. Senate to not fund Obamacare.
We The People must continue to make our voices heard and hold those elected to serve this great nation accountable. Those in the Senate and those seeking to serve there must stand strong against this devastating program before it reveals its true face now recognized by both sides of the aisle as the bureaucratic and economic beast that will deny our families, our businesses, and our sick the ability to access health care.
The time for rhetoric and ceremonial votes in Congress is over. The time to take serious action to stop Obamacare is now. Join us in urging Senators — Don’t Fund Obamacare! Just remember – if you fund it, you own it!
“I’m grateful to have Governor Palin’s support as we fight to stop the funding for Obamacare,” Lee said in the statement. “She has the respect of millions of freedom-loving Americans across the country for her courage to fight for the principles that have made our country prosper. I know her support is a big boost to this effort.”
Cruz also applauded Palin’s support for the groundswell pushing to defund Obamacare.
“I want to thank my friend, Governor Palin, for supporting this grassroots movement to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said in the statement. “She’s a tremendous voice for liberty, and her strong support adds to our growing momentum to stop this ‘huge train wreck’ and help American families restore jobs and opportunity.”
DontFundIt.com lists which senators – and candidates who hope to replace them – have pledged not to fund Obamacare in 2014.
The website is affiliated with the Senate Conservatives Fund, whose website describes the group as a “grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate.”
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