March 25, 2011
Repeal Obamacare's Mandatory Spending
By James Wilson

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "By preventing people and companies from taking care of themselves, government feeds its own growth." - Downsize DC co-founder Harry Browne (1933-2006)

Many of Obamacare's opponents believe that if we can't outright repeal it, perhaps it would be easier to defund its implementation.

But even that is harder than it sounds.

That's because the Obamacare bill contained obscure provisions requiring $105 billion in MANDATORY spending over the next nine years.

This means Congress can't merely defund this amount in a budget bill. It must specifically REPEAL these provisions.

If they aren't repealed, the federal healthcare bureaucracy will continue to grow.

That's why I sent a letter telling Congress to repeal Obamacare's mandatory funding. I encourage you to do the same.

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

You should repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). I believe it will harm our health, liberty, and property. In addition, it . . .

* Denies this and future Congresses the power of the purse
* Denies the people the right to self-government

That's because the PPACA contains provisions that require $105 billion in MANDATORY spending over the next nine years. This means . . .

* Congress cannot merely "zero-out" Obamacare funding, like it can with other laws and programs
* It must specifically REPEAL these provisions, which is much harder
* The people will be taxed to pay for the funding of giant new healthcare bureaucracies, without their consent

The people and Congress from now until 2020 will be forced to live with what Congress did in 2010.

This violates the principles of representative government.

The funding of new laws should be determined by each Congress through the budget process. This $105 billion in mandatory spending impedes Congress's right to set its own priorities.

As a matter of principle, you must . . .

* Repeal ALL of Obamacare
* Or, until that can happen, insist that any spending bill also contains legislation that REPEALS these mandatory spending provisions

Stand firm!


You can send your letter using's Educate the Powerful System.

And we invite you to "like" us on Facebook and share Downsize DC with your friends:

Jim Babka
President, Inc.

Blog commenting is currently under construction. In the meantime, you can send an email if there's something you'd like to tell us.

What Can We Do For You?

We can help you downsize the federal government, if you want that. All you have to do is join. It's free! In return...

We'll give you an army.

We're recruiting a huge army of supporters to work for what you want.

We'll give you influence.

The Downsize DC Army will exert relentless, resistance-numbing pressure on Congress.

We'll make your voice heard.

We'll use our growing army to make your beliefs heard by everyone, everywhere, every day.

We'll give you winning strategies.

Ideas like our "Read the Bills Act" and the "One Subject at a Time Act" will give you the leverage to win the public debate, control Congress, and Downsize DC!

We'll give you powerful tools.

  • Your free membership includes a subscription to our free email newsletter, the Consent Chronicle, which national talk show host Jerry Hughes calls by far the best newsletter he receives.
  • You'll be able to use our Educate the Powerful SystemSM to pressure Congress. It's easy. All it takes is a few mouse clicks and keyboard strokes. You can do it in your bathrobe while you're drinking your morning coffee, or during a break at work.
  • You'll also gain access to our 16-page strategy document, "The Downsize DC Vision." You'll learn about important insights like "ignoring an axiom," and powerful strategies like "picking off the herd." One reader called this document "the unified field theory" of political change.

To gain these benefits, just enter your email address in the box below and hit Subscribe!

Subscribe to the Consent Chronicle
Enter your email address twice: