House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says upcoming spending legislation will forbid the White House from using any federal dollars to pay to implement the health care law.
“I expect to see one way or the other, the product coming out of the House to speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for [ObamaCare],” Cantor told reporters at his weekly press availability Tuesday.
Notice he refers to the “product coming out of the House.” Implicit in this is an acknowledgment that the Democratic-controlled Senate and the White House will fight them bitterly, and somebody will have to tap out. Indeed, it almost suggests that Cantor knows the House will be out-muscled. So it’s not exactly a line in the sand — it’s more like a high opening bid, but more evidence that this will be a chronic fight between the parties.