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Rep. Bill Johnson Votes to Delay Obamacare, Blasts Both Parties for Inaction
Posted on: 09/30/2013
By  Mike Cullums

Ohio 6th district Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued a statement last evening explaining why he voted for the House-approved Continuing Resolution that would fund the government and delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act for a year.
 
Johnson stated that the President has already given corporate America a one-year delay in complying with Obamacare's employer mandate, and Johnson believes the same postponement should be provided to individuals.
 
Earlier, in a strongly worded statement released on Friday, Bill Johnson announced that he's helping to lead the effort to pass a resolution called the "Government Shutdown Fairness Act", which would prohibit members of Congress from receiving a salary in the event of a government shutdown.  
 
The congressman stated: A government shutdown is not in the best interest of our nation, and would represent a failure of both political parties and this President to work together to find common ground. I served in the Air Force for 26 years, and I started small businesses after my military service, so I come from a results-oriented culture.
 
"I'm frustrated with the 'dig-in-your-heels-at-any-cost crowd' in Washington, and so are the people I represent. No member of Congress should be paid in a government shutdown, and neither should President Obama or his cabinet. 
 
If my pay should be directed to an escrow account, I will donate that amount to charity. I refuse to profit from the stupidity and mule-headed culture of modern-day Washington.
    
The Washington Post reports that the Senate is expected to vote at 2:00 PM today to reject the House proposal, thus bringing the federal government to a partial shutdown at midnight.
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