Nunnelee joins GOP majority in vote

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Daily Journal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo on Friday joined the House Republican majority in voting to defund the Affordable Care Act while keeping the government going on a stopgap basis.

The 230-189 vote sets up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected to reject the portion of the House budget bill that strips funding from the health care law.

“There is not a single law worse for individual liberty, limited government or job creation than Obamacare,” Nunnelee said in a statement released after the vote.

Mississippi’s other Republican U.S. House members, Steven Palazzo and Gregg Harper, also voted for the bill. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson did not vote.

The provision defunding the health care law was inserted in the bill by the House GOP leadership under pressure from Tea Party activists. Nunnelee’s Tupelo office was picketed earlier this week, and the Tupelo Tea Party issued an email Friday thanking Nunnelee for “standing with the American people.”

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    Alan “Goofus” Nonelee a Tea Potty Legend In his own time!!!

    Here’s saluting you, Alan, this the 21st day of Sept. 2013.

    My favorite comment of the day from the Web:
    “We can all be very grateful the TeaPublicans do not have control of all three branches of the legislature. In spite of all the warnings from without and within the republican party, TeaPublicans are determined to undertake this suicide mission. The really odd thing about all this is once you take away all the frills, lace and rhetoric, they don’t know why they are about to self destruct.”