Rep. Meadows: President Says Obamacare ‘Just Needs a Little Bit of Tweaking Like it were an App on an Iphone’

By Craig Millward | September 23, 2013 | 3:59 PM EDT

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C) (AP Photo)

( - During a press conference on Capitol Hill last week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C) said President Barack Obama talks about Obamacare like it “just needs a little bit of tweaking like it were an app on an iPhone.”

“You know the president has talked that this is a bill just needs a little bit of tweaking as if it were an app on an iPhone. But the problem is, is that an app on the iPhone, when it doesn't work, game over has one meaning. Game over has a totally different meaning when we're talking about health care, and it is time that we fight together,” Meadows said.

Meadows was joined at the press conference by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to express their support of House continuing resolution to fund all provisions of the government except Obamacare.

A continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government must be reached by Sept. 30, to avoid a government shutdown. On Friday the House approved a CR to fund the rest of the government after Sept. 30, while defunding Obamacare 230-189.

“Many of you today will be writing about what happens here in Washington, D.C., but the real story is about what is happening back on Main Street in our districts. That's the real story,” Meadows said.

“Town hall after town hall, I heard real stories about jobs that were lost, health care coverage that was promised but now is not being delivered. And yet what we see is, is that we focus on the fight here when the fight really is about working with the hardworking American taxpayers back home,” he continued.