Skip to comments.GOP gloats over Obamacare delay [“We told you so”.......]
Posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
GOP gloats over Obamacare delay By: Jason Millman July 2, 2013 08:31 PM EDT
Obamacare opponents on Tuesday had a We told you so moment.
As the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in the employer mandate, leading Republican lawmakers and political strategists painted the decision as an admission of the laws failures and a blatant attempt to shield Democrats during the 2014 elections.
Delaying the employer mandate is a clear admission by the Administration that the health care law is unaffordable, unworkable and unpopular, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said in a statement. Its also a cynical political ploy to delay the coming train wreck associated with Obamacare until after the 2014 elections.
The administration defended the delay as an effort to provide flexibility to the business community, but its bringing negative attention to the law just as the White House and its health care allies launch a major campaign to sell Obamacare to the public. Enrollment in the exchanges starts in October.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who this week received a Democratic opponent in his 2014 reelection effort, used the delay to again call for repeal and replace.
Obamacare costs too much and it isnt working the way the administration promised, McConnell said in a statement.
House Speaker John Boehner also called for repeal and replace, rehashing Democratic Sen. Max Baucuss train wreck comment. Baucus who helped write the law - earlier this year said he was worried that implementation would be a train wreck a line that his GOP colleagues immediately picked up and amplified.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Translation: "F*ck campaign promises. Suckers."
I agree! GOP can do a happy dance but 90% of the people are not even aware of the damage that Obamacare can do. They still think it is fab because they haven’t felt the affects.
And here I thought nobamacare was the law of the land. Guess I was mistaken. Sorry.
Congress is so voting "present" in their legislation of late. Lazy B@$tards.
Ban the whole stinking mess and get rid of every a-hole who voted for it.
Hear! Hear! I’ve told my Congressman and his staffers the same thing. They just look at me like I have two heads. They’ll tell me all about the repeal votes they’ve taken. My response to that is with Harry Reid in the Senate, a repeal vote is about as profitable as talking to a wall.
I wish the House had enough spine to tell the Senate there's not going to be a vote on the immigration bill until everyone has read it.
All 1200 pages of it.
Send the null set back to Hairy.
Gloating is much worse than the gross stupidity and incompetence that brought about this cluster.... /S
"Obama has let big business off scott free for an extra year while the little guy still has to pay."
“You gotta wonder why they won’t. “
Because most Republicans are statists only mildly different than the Democrats.
At what point did the GOP have a veto proof majority in the House and Senate?
Wasn't Obamacare a bill the started out as something else, that got field-dressed and used as a sabot after the House passed it?
Baucus was scared to vote for it in committee—so former RINO Senator OLYMPIA SNOWE voted with the RATS to send it to the floor.
WE HAVE OLYMPIA SNOWE TO THANK FOR THIS COMMUNIST NIGHTMARE.
“Well the GOP can gloat all they want to but they had the opportunity to repeal this crap!”
Umm it has been repealed numerous times in the House, apparently you were asleep when that happened?
Disgusting. Almost as bad as Michelle’s unshaven armpits.
If I were a liberal Democrat in 2013, I’d be $h!tt!ng on everyone too.
This is a political ploy to win over the low information voters - and it will work.