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A Three-Year Obamacare Moratorium
Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/22/2014 | Larry Kudlow

Posted on 02/22/2014 9:17:48 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles

So how about this simple 2014 campaign idea: The Republicans, as a party, tell the voters that if they keep the House and recapture the Senate, they will immediately push for a three-year moratorium on Obamacare. On all of it: The mandates. The time extensions. The taxes. The regulations. The job losses. The reductions in hours worked. The part-time hiring. The website. The potential taxpayer bailout of insurance companies. The verification of income. The lack of personal security and threat of ID theft. And the whole wet blanket that Obamacare has thrown over the economy and the health-care system. The GOP should simply say, “Elect us and we will put a three-year moratorium on all of Obamacare. And then we’ll go back to the drawing board, bringing in Republicans and Democrats, and figure out a better plan.”

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abolishobamacare; moratorium; nullifyobamacare; obamacare

1 posted on 02/22/2014 9:17:48 AM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

A real American candidate would promise to go to Washington with an oak stake with which to kill ObamaCare.

Kill the Beastly Bill!


2 posted on 02/22/2014 9:21:02 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

A permanent moratorium is better than a 3-year one. Since apparently none of the goodies actually made into the bill and all the bad elements remain, why keep any of it?


3 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:21 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

The democrats want the moratorium more than anything. They are in the process of re-writing the history of Obamacare. By the time it collapses the LowFos will believe the Republicans wrote and passed Obamacare. Obama and the democrats were the only ones brave enough to stand up to the republicans foisting this terrible law. (Oh, you mean we can’t call it Obamacare anymore?). Just in time for 2016 there will be saint democrat to lead us out of the republican dark ages to the glorious workers’ paradise of single payer government universal healthcare.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 9:31:16 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
A Three-Year Obamacare Moratorium

NO! REPEAL...REPEAL...REPEAL!!! Let the free market do its job. The explosion of our economy after a full repeal would be mind boggling.

5 posted on 02/22/2014 9:34:07 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Really? . . . I’ll get my job and insurance back? Fat chance. I lost my job and insurance. The damage has been done, and not just to me . . . to millions of Americans.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 9:38:52 AM PST by laweeks
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To: CommerceComet

You’re right. I don’t think a temporary reprieve would be enough for companies to regain confidence that the government isn’t going to go ahead and stick it to them. They need the specter of obamacare removed. Then they need to see a pro-business government in DC. That won’t happen until bammy is out.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 9:40:02 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

If they could win a 3-year moratorium they could win full repeal. This is a stupid idea.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 9:51:53 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Obama set the precedent that president can arbitrarily suspend o care when he wants. these dummies will”push”, fir suspension . demoncrats play chess while our team plays checkers.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 9:53:22 AM PST by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I think the expression “trying to get the toothpaste back in the tube” applies to this situation.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:55:42 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: CommerceComet

That unruly bill managed to stick its octopuslike arms into some matters that were mostly administrative, but will create chaos if arbitrarily withdrawn... like state Medicaid programs.

To moratorium the known trouble spots would be good, until we can figure out how to back the monster out in an orderly manner. Knee jerks are not helpful here.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 9:58:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nixonsnose

Even Democrats are getting nervous at this, however. Because if a Democrat president can play such games, so could a GOP one.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 9:59:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

That would only put everything and everyone - insurance companies, businesses, doctors/hospitals, etc, in limbo...everything would be at a stalemate.

It need to be KILLED - so everyone cAn start rebuilding before it’s everlastingly too late.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 10:00:46 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
It's a start.

Just set it so that a vote will be required in three years to start it back up (or whatever the Repubs could come up with to replace ZeroCare). And they should "fix" healthcare by putting in place policies that help keep the costs down.

This is how the Dems do things. Look at the FCC debacle: they claim to be backing off, but you know it will come back in another form after all the hubbub dies down. They also claim it wasn't what their detractors claimed it was, but we all know the truth.

Get Dems to agree to a "moratorium" on ZeroCare and then never go back to it, replace it.

14 posted on 02/22/2014 10:01:29 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Organic Panic

I have concluded Obama has retreated to a defensive position from where he is protected against the constant incoming fire.

He is awaiting the Supreme Court to kill the whole thing. Obama can then claim it wasn’t his fault........ the court did it.

That will be the outcome. The court will do it in.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 10:05:05 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

Who has the authority to declare a moratorium?

A person familiar with the Constitution would say “Congress is the legislative branch of the gov’t; and the duty of passing bills, or declaring a moratorium would be exclusively a legislative duty”.

An idiot without any idea how gov’t is ran, would say “The President” - and that’s why Obama is usurping the Constitution. We have a country full of ignorant idiots.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 10:09:55 AM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
To moratorium the known trouble spots would be good, until we can figure out how to back the monster out in an orderly manner. Knee jerks are not helpful here.

Given the 3-yr moratorium, it's evident that costs will skyrocket -- the government is going to be shoveling money at the health insurers to cover their losses (not to mention funding the subsidies).

After those three years pass, the choice will be evident:

1. Either continue to shovel billions and billions annually...

2. Or raise taxes on everybody an insane amount.

The single-payer option will, of course, cost about the same -- which can only be addressed by the same kind of tax increase.

The only rational answer will be to carefully dismantle the system. The only objections will come from those who are getting it "free".

17 posted on 02/22/2014 10:11:25 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

What good would that do? It’s like these temporary halts that Obama keeps conjuring out of thin air. Businesses (and individuals) are just going to hold what they got for the inevitable problems that will STILL come up from this craptastic law.

BOTTOM LINE: You can prepare for a kick to the balls all you like, but it’s still gonna hurt when it finally comes.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 10:14:10 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: okie01

And here is where the “carefully” part comes in.

A one line repeal is going to precipitate chaos. A careful deconstruction will be required.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 10:21:58 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

No it’s not like the thin air halts. It would be infinitely better rooted in rule of law.


20 posted on 02/22/2014 10:22:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

And it helps if you can put on a metal jock strap....


21 posted on 02/22/2014 10:23:23 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

How about proposing a permanent moratorium?


22 posted on 02/22/2014 10:29:53 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: HiTech RedNeck
To moratorium the known trouble spots would be good, until we can figure out how to back the monster out in an orderly manner. Knee jerks are not helpful here.

There is no clean way to kill this abomination. There will be ugly unintended consequences with either a moratorium or a repeal. Get rid of Obamacare now and it is not likely to return. Keep it on life-support with a three-year moratorium and a Democrat President in 2016 resurrects the whole thing and probably makes it worst. Don't presume on the future - if we can kill it now, kill it.

Isn't a moratorium exactly what the Democrats want? They don't want this albatross around their necks in the 2014 mid-term elections or 2016 Presidential election. They keep their prize bill on life-support to be resurrected when the political coasts are clear. They might put up token opposition to the moratorium idea but ultimately they will "reluctantly" come along.

Push for repeal on all fronts and only fall back to a moratorium position if necessary after all attempts at repeal fail. You should never lead with your compromise position.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 10:38:22 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

The elite GOP would love to run on a 3-yr moratorium. Keeps them straddling between in$urance companie$, LIV’s, and the “change-the-tone” idiots.

Politically and economically, this is the dumbest idea since the Stimulus and Obamacare itself.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 10:46:29 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: CommerceComet

No, they do not want anything based in law.

They want stuff based in thin air.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 10:49:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
Its not that the establishment republicans don't get that the people want obomacare dead and gone, clearly by offering only to postpone it these establishment republicans whores are trying to appease their masters. Their own corruption is being used against them and the establishment republicans are doing all they can (lying) to regain some wiggle room. I would bet they are all watching closely what political corruption has caused in the Ukraine and hoping it won't come to America while they are still slurping slop from the public trough. Sadly, Karma happens!
26 posted on 02/22/2014 11:01:30 AM PST by drypowder
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To: HiTech RedNeck
A one line repeal is going to precipitate chaos. A careful deconstruction will be required.

We saw the chaos induced by the thoughtless introduction of Obamacare. We don't want to replicate that.

Understand, as well, that many of the features of Obamacare are buried in other, unrelated laws. The "death panels", for example, are in another bill (name escapes). This was done intentionally, simply in order to make Obamacare exceedingly difficult to deconstruct legislatively.

If we are to pull-up Obamacare, root and branch, we must understand a.) that it has many branches and b.) its roots are as tentacles, gripping various segments of society.

27 posted on 02/22/2014 11:29:06 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: bigbob

Agreed!


28 posted on 02/22/2014 12:32:15 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles
So how about this simple 2014 campaign idea: The Republicans, as a party, tell the voters that if they keep the House and recapture the Senate, they will immediately push for a three-year moratorium on Obamacare...how about this simple idea - Republicans in the House tried this last fall, by sending bills to the Senate which would have kept the government operating in return for delaying the individual and business mandates for a set time - Reid and Obama killed them by inaction, and the people blamed the GOP for "shutting down the government" - the American public is too ill-informed, intellectually lazy, and just plain stupid to understand such a plan as Larry proposes
29 posted on 02/22/2014 9:40:04 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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