House votes down Affordable Care Act

New spending bill strips funding for Affordable Care Act, but won't pass the Senate. Steve Handelsman has more in this report.
New spending bill strips funding for Affordable Care Act, but won't pass the Senate.  Steve Handelsman has more in this report.

On Capitol Hill, Friday was the first major volley in the nasty new battle over Obamacare.

This time, in a House vote, killing the Affordable Care Act got linked to keeping government running.

It's the Tea Party driving this attack on Obamacare, dragging GOP leaders along.

Republicans are split, but in the House they voted together to keep government going but only if Obamacare ends.
On the House floor, democrats slammed the GOP.

"With its destruction obsession with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act," said democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House Democratic Whip.

But republicans celebrated.

"The American people don't want government shut down and don't want Obamacare," said House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

Speaker Boehner did not want to link the two, but was forced to by the Tea Party.

As they headed home, moderate republicans aimed their wrath at Texas Tea Party GOP Senator Ted Cruz.

He's seen as the leader of the push that most believe cannot kill Obamacare but could shut government.

In Kansas City, President Obama, used the internal GOP fight to his advantage.

"One republican senator called shutting down government to kill affordable care act dumbest thing. I agree with him," said the President.

At the Washington Navy Yard, workers who endured the mass shooting , Monday, could lose their paychecks October first.

"Well certainly yeah - it would affect anyone's financial situation if they stopped receiving their paycheck," said one contractor.

Ten days left and there is not only no deal yet, and little hope one will be reached by the end of the month.

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