Skip to comments.Boehner to Obama: We want the individual mandate delayed for a year like the employer mandate was
Posted on 07/09/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Populism is fun.
I never thought Id see the day when the White House, the president came down on the side of big business but left the American people out in the cold as far as his health care mandate is concerned, Cantor told reporters after House Republicans met for their weekly closed-door meeting. And we, as House Republicans, are not going to sit still for that.…
What the president did is outrageous, Boehner said. The idea that were going to give big businesses a break on Obamacare but were going to punish small businesses and families? Its wrong. And well have another vote. Count on it.
Here’s the letter Boehner sent to O inquiring about whether there are any more “glitches” and surprises in O-Care’s implementation that the White House knows about but is keeping quiet for now. ObamaCare repeal votes are usually party-line (or almost party-line) but I’m intrigued by this one. With the midterms getting closer and Democrats getting nervous about their party’s signature boondoggle, maybe a vote demanding a modest one-year delay in the individual mandate will draw more than token support from them. That means nothing legislatively since Reid will certainly block the House bill in the Senate, but it’ll be spun by the GOP as a bipartisan vote of no confidence in ObamaCare generally. What’s a panicky Democrat who’s reluctant to humiliate Obama to do?
While they’re busy taking votes, here’s one more for them to take:
If Republicans were smart, theyd draft a bill based on the following mantra: No Subsidization Without Verification. That is, they should take a stand that nobody can receive subsidies through Obamacare before the government has a system in place that can independently verify the information as accurate.
If such a piece of legislation becomes law, it would effectively delay one of the central provisions of Obamacare indefinitely, because after more than three years, the government has not been able to figure out a way to meet the technological challenge of verification. As stated in the HHS rule published Friday: After reviewing and considering the appropriate public comments and completing a technical analysis, we have concluded that the service described in the proposed rule is not feasible for implementation for the first year of operations. This service would involve a large amount of systems development on both the state and federal side, which cannot occur in time for October 1, 2013.
Of course, Obama and his fellow Democrats would likely block such an attempt by Republicans. If they do so, they will be put into the position of explaining to the American people why they are willing to hand out a over a trillion dollars of taxpayer subsidies without proper procedures in place to prevent fraud.
Boehner mentions O waving bye-bye to ObamaCare’s anti-fraud provisions in the clip, but it seems to be a secondary line of attack after the populist individual/employer mandate talking point. It shouldn’t be. The average low-information voter might not be paying close enough attention to understand the distinctions between the two mandates. Everyone understands the point about verification, though. If we don’t leave people to the honor system in reporting their taxes, why should we leave them to it in demanding welfare for health insurance? That hits taxpayers in the gut. Not sure the mandate point does.
Weak. Defund it, then get back to the tanning bed.
De-fund it you gutless turd.
Go back to sleep, Boehner. Don’t bother the adults.
Another Boehner FAIL. He should demanding that the law be implemented on schedule, or totally repealed. No letting the Dems off the hook in the 2014 election!
No letting Republicans off the hook in the 2014 election.
I said it.
Delayed for a year? THEN WHAT?
He’s an idiot.
His response to Obama’s unconstitutional delay of part of the law is to ask (whiny begger) Obama to unconstitutionally delay another part.
These are legislative duties. Moron.
This country doesn’t need a legislature. Damn banana republic.
It is a violation of the US Constitution (AKA: contempt of congress) for POTUS to pick and choose which parts of legally passed legislation is worthy of enforcement by the executive branch. That is not within the purview of the powers provided to POTUS.
Boehner is a first among equals; all congress-critters are idiots.
Screw that. Destroy the entire friggin’ law, John.
Seriously, John, why not challenge the illegal DELAY of the employer mandate? This is the Assclown’s SIGNATURE legislation...remember the tweet “It’s. The. Law.”?
Make him suck it, John, and make him pay for it with historic losses that make 2010 look like a slap on the wrist.
whiny begger = Beohner , not Obama.
Delaying the individual mandate just punts everything until after the 2014 election.
The only way the LIV’s will understand this law is to force them to comply with it.
The Democrats shoved ObamaCare down our throats, and it is time to shove it back up their ***.
Ding Ding Ding!
Go have another drink and stay out of it. Delaying it only helps the dems for 2014.
people to boehner. we want obamacare defunded. immediately.
I’m as happy to hold the R’s accountable. Someone sure needs to primary Boehner!
The HELL with postponement, WE WANT THE MFer repealled!
RE: The HELL with postponement, WE WANT THE MFer repealled!
The House has voted to REPEAL Obamacare 37 times ( the latest one in a bill introduced by Michelle Bachmann ). They all suffered the same fate when it reached the Senate.
DEFUNDING would probably be the easier thing to do at this point.
Then, hope that the GOP takes over the Senate in 2014 and then re-introduce the repeal for the 38th time.
Of course, you will be met with Obama’s veto pen.
Get some nads Boehner and kill this bill that the majority of Americans dislike.
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