Steve King said late last week that he is not giving up his fight to repeal President Obama’s health care legislation – sometimes called Obamacare.
King, in looking ahead to the third anniversary of Obamacare this week, blamed the President’s plan for the ballooning national debt.
“It’s oddly appropriate this day falls in the middle of sequestration and debate around the budget. After all, this single piece of legislation is responsible for a growing chunk of this nation’s debt,” King said in an email.
“I haven’t made any decisions about my political future — trust me, you’ll be the first to know when I do,” King continued, referring to talk of him running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. “But I want you to know no matter what, I will not stop fighting to repeal ObamaCare. To say it’s an uphill battle is an understatement, so I’m going to need your help.”
King praised a budget brought by former Presidential candidate and Senator Paul Ryan, saying that plan would balance the budget if Obamacare was repealed. “President Obama knows this,” King said, “and that’s why he’s gone from Jekyll to Hyde over the past week, courting Republicans and being uncharacteristically amicable with leaders across the aisle.
“But don’t be fooled. The President’s sudden change of strategy does not change the fact Obamacare is bad for America and repealing it will go a long way to resolving our debt issues. That’s why I’m asking you to renew your support to repealing Obamacare once and for all today.”
King asked for donations in an email, in order to help repeal Obamacare.
“Mark ObamaCare’s third anniversary by renewing your support to repeal it. Please stand with me today by donating $25, $50, $100 or more to my campaign.”