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Peter Harry Reid says legislation to keep the government running past the end of the month must be first passed in the house Reid says the senate will do nothing until that.
Republicans who control the house are debating how to fund the government and whether to attach a measure a measure to either kill or delay implementation.
But the president's health care law.
Two weeks from today the insurance exchanges that are the foundation of obamacare.
Are supposed to be up and running as officials try hard to get people to sign up.
Tonight chief national correspondent Jim Angle tells us how Republicans are trying to stop it without incurring the wrath of voters.
There is fresh evidence today that obamacare is deeply unpopular a new Fox News poll shows a whopping 68%.
Concerned about their care under the new law -- -- only 31%.
Of Democrats expressed concern several polls show and he doubts wears the White House blames on -- not the law.
The concerted ongoing effort to.
The affordable care.
Republicans have been divided on how to confront obamacare with some such as senators Ted Cruz and Mike -- pushing to permanently leave funded.
But attaching that -- resolution that funds the government after October 1 threatens to shut down everything including pay for the military which Republicans here would be blamed on them.
And Karl Rove found people who overwhelmingly oppose obamacare.
Also -- shutting down the government by a two to one margin.
-- think it is a failed piece of legislation but they don't agree with the strategy of time -- five major.
I have that might lead to it to a temporary shutdown of the government.
So many Republicans have a new strategy delay the law and the individual mandate by year just does the president delayed other provisions including the employer mandate that -- administration -- those folks deserve some relief to.
The same got a delay at least.
It is usually the president now has the latest -- said he wants to delay it for -- businesses and insurance companies.
And so American families are saying what about are really the key to avoiding a judge -- behind the measure that will get democratic votes in the senate a measure to -- law by a year got more than -- democratic votes in the house and one senator says matching the president's other delays might well get those troops senate Democrats facing tight reelection races next year.
This is going to be a tough sell in some of those red states that Democrats have to defend anyway.
So I think it is quite possible I think they'll put a lot of pressure on the leadership to go ahead and delay for here.
And democratic vote -- delay could change the political equation for the president at the narrative changes.
From simply Republicans vs Democrats to Republicans and Democrats vs.
President Obama and that's a better narrative for the Republicans.
Well one year delay even said is -- some of those behind the permanent defund -- mutt I years' worth of delay in obamacare.
Would be better than letting obamacare -- as planned right now they look anything that delays or stops obamacare is a good thing.
Because Obama care is number one job killer in this country.
Republicans Arnold all the laws supporting the ads are so angry they're screaming for -- is or even outright repeal.
Further weakening the president's hand.
Jim thank you.
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