RUSH: We’re happy to welcome to our program Senator Mike Lee from Utah. He’s gonna bring us up-to-date on his effort here to lead the Republican Party in the Senate to attempting to defund Obamacare. Senator, welcome. Great to have you here.
LEE: Thank you, Rush. It’s a pleasure to be with you.
RUSH: Tell me and everybody else what you’re trying to do because there are now people saying what you want to do can’t be done because so much of the spending is locked in. I’ve read no, that’s not true. And then, second question, I remain perplexed. I mean, you got a majority of the American people that oppose this, and I don’t see the Republican Party trying to connect with them, outside of you and a couple others. So a lot of this doesn’t make any sense to a whole lot of people.
LEE: That’s right, it doesn’t make any sense to a whole lot of people outside the Washington Beltway. You see, inside the Washington Beltway, this discussion is controversial. Outside the Beltway, Obamacare is universally despised. This is an issue, Rush, that is no longer just about Republican versus Democrat. It’s no longer about liberal versus conservative. This is about Washington, DC, versus everyone else. This law is despised because it’s gonna make our health care unaffordable. It’s also going to make health care unfair, because the president has said he’s gonna hold hardworking Americans to the line and punish them if they don’t comply with the law’s exacting demands, but he’s gonna give a big carve-out for Big Business. Big Business doesn’t have to comply. The American people shouldn’t have to put up with it. The president said he’s not ready to implement the law. We shouldn’t fund it.