Long: Defunding Obamacare Not Simple

Reports that House Speaker John Boehner won't try to defund President Obama's Affordable Care Act will no doubt make many voters unhappy. Missouri Congressman Billy Long tells News Talk KZRG he expects heated debate when he returns to Washington in September.

"It's gonna be a hot, hot September. There will be a lot of issues including Obamacare and the debt ceiling... people are getting fed up."

Long adds, though, that defunding Obamacare is easier said than done.

"The problem with trying to defund it is that 85% of it is mandatory spending. Meanwhile, there are people out there saying that all we have to do is shut down the government and that'll stop it. They need better information."

Long was speaking in Neosho last night at the annual watermelon feed sponsored by the Republican Women of Newton County and Newton County Republican Central Committee.

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