GOP House Looks To Put Delay on Obamacare Individual Mandate … Or Does Obama & Democrats Only Want to Protect Business?
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BARACK OBAMA’S FAIRNESS TO THE PEOPLE?
What’s good for the goose, should also be good for the gander. Or in this case, what the employers have been granted in a delay in the employer mandate should also be provided to individuals.
Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans are looking to protect average Americans as President Barack Obama has taken the side of “big” business with regards to Obamacare. House Republicans are asking for the same one year delay for “We the People” in the individual Obamacare mandate as Obama has granted to employers. Of course the fact that Barack Obama is not allowed to just arbitrarily extend one part of a law and not the whole thing is another issue. Speaker John A. Boehner stated, “Is it fair for the president of the United States to give American businesses an exemption from his health care law’s mandates without giving the same exemption to the rest of America? Hell no, it’s not fair.” Polls show that Americans overwhelming are for a delay in the “individual mandate” … so will Obama only benefit business and not the people?
Boehner & Cantor discuss the unfairness of Obama in benefiting business, but not individuals.
House Republican leaders on Tuesday seized on the Obama administration’s one-year delay of a mandate for larger employers to offer health insurance or face penalties, demanding the same postponement for the mandate on individual insurance purchases and promising a series of showdowns aimed at dividing Democrats from the White House.
After more than two years of voting repeatedly and unsuccessfully to repeal the health care law, Republicans believe they are getting traction thanks to what they see as the Obama administration’s self-inflicted wound over the employer mandate.
House leaders began devising strategies that would most likely start this month with multiple votes, the first to codify the one-year delay on the employer mandate, then another to demand a delay on the individual mandate. They calculate that Democrats would first vote to back the administration’s decision, and would then have a hard time opposing the second measure. Some Republicans raised the possibility that a provision to repeal the individual mandate could be attached this fall to legislation raising the government’s statutory borrowing limit.
Even some Democrats are livid at Barack Obama for being one-sided in their protection against the train wreck known as Obamacare. As reported at the Weekly Standard, Democratic senator Tom Harkin, who’s retiring at the end of this term, had some blunt words for the Obama administration over the recent change to Obamacare … “This was the law. How can they change the law?” Good question, he can’t. Barack Obama and the Democrats have been put into a box … Do Democrats side with the unpopular Obama legislation from a lame duck president or “We the People”. How peeved do they want to make the voters?