Mike Rounds, Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth & Larry Rhoden Back #GOPShutdown

Congresswoman Kristi Noem isn’t the only Republican in South Dakota championing a government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act.

Every single Republican candidate for the US Senate has endorsed the government shutdown too.

Former Governor Mike Rounds, Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth and Larry Rhoden, along with nearly every Republican Senate candidate in the country, has backed this reckless GOP shutdown.

If Mike Rounds, Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth, Larry Rhoden and their fellow Republican Senate candidates continue to hold the government and the economy hostage by continuing the shutdown, there’s no question it will significantly harm the economy, endanger jobs, and result in devastating consequences for South Dakota small businesses, seniors, students,  homeowners, and children.

Now the pressure is on for Republican Senate candidates like Mike Rounds, Stace Nelson, Annette Bosworth and Larry Rhoden to back down from their partisan political ploys and call for an immediate end to the government shutdown.

While extreme Republicans led the way towards a government shutdown, Democrats like US Senate candidate Rick Weiland repeatedly warned of the devastating consequences a government shutdown would have on the economy and worked diligently to prevent such an occurrence. Now that the GOP has taken reckless and irresponsible steps to shut down the government,  Democrats will hold Republicans accountable for their reckless government shutdown and the fact they blatantly ignored the danger their actions pose to the country.

BACKGROUND:

Nelson Signed Senate Conservatives Fund Pledge That Would Shut Down Federal Government Until Obamacare Was Defunded. According to the Senate Conservative Fund website DontFundObamacare.com, Nelson signed their pledge to shut down the government until Obamacare was defunded. The pledge reads, “I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of South Dakota, and to the American people, that I will: ONE, support the full repeal of Obamacare (also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and TWO, oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it.” [DontFundObamacare.com, accessed9/18/13]

Bosworth Signed Senate Conservatives Fund Pledge That Would Shut Down Federal Government Until Obamacare Was Defunded. According to the Senate Conservative Fund website DontFundObamacare.com, Nelson signed their pledge to shut down the government until Obamacare was defunded. The pledge reads, “I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of South Dakota, and to the American people, that I will: ONE, support the full repeal of Obamacare (also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and TWO, oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it.” [DontFundObamacare.com, accessed9/18/13]

Rhoden Signed Senate Conservatives Fund Pledge That Would Shut Down Federal Government Until Obamacare Was Defunded. According to the Senate Conservative Fund website DontFundObamacare.com, Rhoden signed their pledge to shut down the government until Obamacare was defunded. The pledge reads, “I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of South Dakota, and to the American people, that I will: ONE, support the full repeal of Obamacare (also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act); and TWO, oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it.” [DontFundObamacare.com, accessed9/18/13]

Mike Rounds endorses House Republican government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act. Reported the Argus Leader on October 2nd.  “While Rounds said it was ‘unfortunate that it came to this,’ he said House Republicans did the right thing in holding their ground. It was Democrats who provoked the shutdown by not compromising over the Affordable Care Act, he said.” [Argus Leader, 10/2/13]

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  • dumbrepublicans

    Are there any Republicans left who can think for themselves and who care about there fellow citizen?