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House votes to delay Obamacare's individual mandate
Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:14pm EST | By David Morgan and Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 03/05/2014 1:41:28 PM PST by gooblah

(Reuters) - The Republican-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay for one year the tax penalty Americans will pay under President Barack Obama's healthcare law if they decline to enroll in health coverage for this year.

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1 posted on 03/05/2014 1:41:28 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Cue the Barry Facepalm in 3..2.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 1:43:51 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: gooblah

The EXEMPT will continue RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE,
as predicted. SSDD.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 1:44:02 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: gooblah

If Harry Reid were smart, he’d let the Senate take this up and pass it just to give his vulnerable RATs an election year fig leaf even if BO vetos it.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 1:45:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: gooblah

They HELP the Rats by giving them a delay. The only delay I will accept is a permanent deferment.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 1:48:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Actually send it to Reid’s desk and if he doesn’t forward it for a vote, now go all out saying he was responsible for everything. Toss his sorry butt under the biggest bus out there and back up over him....again and again.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 1:51:46 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Agree. This is another pointless exercise by a clueless and conviction-less party that only wants to look like its doing something.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 1:52:12 PM PST by Starboard
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To: gooblah

Way to go GOP.

Help Barry all you can !!!!


8 posted on 03/05/2014 1:52:28 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You wrote:
“They HELP the Rats by giving them a delay. The only delay I will accept is a permanent deferment.”

I agree with this. Instead they should be running against it. A short delay is a losing tactic if it allows the demonrats to stay in power


9 posted on 03/05/2014 1:53:34 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: gooblah
They might as well delay it...no one can left holding the bag can afford the high prices in this continued bad economy anyway.

Anyone ever see an entire country of working surfs made to be criminals overnight by their own economic system while the elite and poor get a pass?

We are France! Anyone have any cake?

10 posted on 03/05/2014 1:54:44 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Fai Mao

Hey...you wouldn’t want the repubs to lose the friendship of their DIMocRAT colleagues, would you? I mean...maybe they wouldn’t get invited to Georgetown parties.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:19 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: freebird5850

Just go ahead and kill the damn thing and tell Soros the America people didn’t fall for the NWO Mark of the Beast trap...


12 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:35 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Iron Munro
Way to go GOP. Help Barry all you can !!!!

Not necessarily. They can bring it to a vote again next year. Every time they do so, it's a smack in the kisser for the Dems. Without the penalty, Obamacare is a big loser for the insurance companies, which means sky-high premiums, which is yet another smack in the kisser for the Dems. Until the GOP has majorities in both chambers and the White House, Obamacare cannot be repealed, but merely tinkered with.

13 posted on 03/05/2014 1:57:34 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: gooblah

Why? Its the law. How many times has Obama or a Democrat said this?
If it is a bad law as in you need to change it now, why did you pass it in the first place?


14 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:08 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

> Actually send it to Reid’s desk and if he doesn’t forward it for a vote, now go all out saying he was responsible for everything. Toss his sorry butt under the biggest bus out there and back up over him....again and again.

And then shoot him with silver bullets, drive a stake through his heart, and cut off his head for good measure...


15 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:22 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Fai Mao

Both sides play us for fools out here in real American land. So sick of the whole shebang of them in D.ecrepit C.esspool -— save for precious few conservatives.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:29 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Why? He already IS responsible for the entire mess.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 2:06:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: gooblah

Wow,,if this is repealed,,can you imagine how unhappy the oh so compliant O-bots will be? They are the ones who ran out and got coverage as soon as possible so they could arrogantly proclaim how wonderful the process is,,,,and to find out they didn’t really have to do by the deadline given,,,,

PRICELESS!


18 posted on 03/05/2014 2:12:05 PM PST by austinaero
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To: gooblah
Why did they even have to vote to change the law?

Couldn't Boehner just claim Speaker of the House Privilege and unilaterally change the law?

19 posted on 03/05/2014 2:15:10 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Zhang Fei; Iron Munro
Without the penalty, Obamacare is a big loser for the insurance companies, which means sky-high premiums, which is yet another smack in the kisser for the Dems. ...Obamacare cannot be repealed, but merely tinkered with.

Will a sufficient number of O voters be affected by those economics? If so, will they be able to connect the dots?

You are probably correct about not being in a position to repeal O'care, but why facilitate a soft landing for the progressives? Why not pass a permanent delay and let them choke on it?

20 posted on 03/05/2014 2:16:06 PM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
They HELP the Rats by giving them a delay.

By offering one, yes. It forces the Dems in the Senate to kill it or 0bama to veto it, hence owning the penalty. Clever politics, I suppose, but the entire rotten thing should be axed. That won't happen with this Senate.

There is, of course, the possibility that the Senate could pass it and 0bama could sign it. Always a downside when you're too clever by half.

21 posted on 03/05/2014 2:18:48 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: gooblah

Now is the time to REPEAL obamacare, not qualify it!

For me it is over for Republicans, I want a third party, it has been increasingly evident it cannot be reformed.

A third party could just be called the Tea Party, well some will say that guarantees the dems a win...

In those famous words...”At This Point What Difference Does It Make”!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 2:19:43 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Billthedrill

The smart thing to do is to constantly remind the people that the Rats alone own Obamacare and that they are delaying it only for political reasons, not because they give a tinker’s damn about the people they represent.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 2:20:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep. And the Dems really don’t want that. I heard 0bamacare referred to as “bipartisan” the other day. The talking points are out.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 2:24:04 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Great minds DO run in the same circle----you've outlined my exact daydream:

......send the Repub bill to Reid’s desk and if he doesn’t forward it for a vote, say he was responsible for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g......then toss his sorry Demo'rat butt under the biggest bus out there, and back up over him....again and again....

25 posted on 03/05/2014 2:24:27 PM PST by Liz
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To: gooblah
Obamacare is broken....delaying for one year any part of it will not fix it...Obama is illegally whittling away at his Obamacare mess trying to help Democrats/Progressives run for reelection....and the House votes to help him...pretty stupid and all those who voted for Obamacare and not their nation's welfare will hopefully suffer not being elected. France is the perfect example (of non-sustainable) idiocy.
26 posted on 03/05/2014 2:25:21 PM PST by yoe
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To: jsanders2001; EQAndyBuzz
......if Reid doesn’t forward it to the Senate for a vote, toss his sorry butt under the biggest bus out there and back up over him....again and again......

......then shoot him with silver bullets, drive a stake through his heart, and cut off his head for good measure...

Gee, wish I had thought of that.

27 posted on 03/05/2014 2:28:41 PM PST by Liz
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To: gooblah

Commit this to memory, and post maniacally everywhere (like me):

The earth has cooled .36°F since 1997.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 2:29:53 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Fai Mao

Republicans.

Snatching defeat out if the jaws of victory.


29 posted on 03/05/2014 3:06:37 PM PST by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: gooblah

Why would the Republican led house vote to delay the individual mandate for one year? Why not let Obamacare crumble under it’s own weight? Is this a giant fix by the Republicans to keep this terrible law going? To allow this mandate to continue might just be the straw that broke the camel’s back, so why not let it continue? It looks like, despite all the rhetoric, the Republicans are in on the fix. Otherwise, why wouldn’t they just sit and watch it crumble? I grow more cynical by the moment!


30 posted on 03/05/2014 3:15:38 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
Why would the Republican led house vote to delay the individual mandate for one year? Why not let Obamacare crumble under it’s own weight? Is this a giant fix by the Republicans to keep this terrible law going? To allow this mandate to continue might just be the straw that broke the camel’s back, so why not let it continue? It looks like, despite all the rhetoric, the Republicans are in on the fix. Otherwise, why wouldn’t they just sit and watch it crumble? I grow more cynical by the moment!

Because the GOP is looking for a way to NOT look like they are in support of implementing Obamacare WHILE letting it be implemented to such a point that it can't be undone.

That way they can continue to manipulate conservatives into voting for them while pleasing their Big-Money Corporate Campaign donors, you know, the Chamber of Amnesty(Commerce) and others.

Typical GOP-E Trojan Horse behavior.
31 posted on 03/05/2014 4:07:50 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
Why would the Republican led house vote to delay the individual mandate for one year? Why not let Obamacare crumble under it’s own weight? Is this a giant fix by the Republicans to keep this terrible law going? To allow this mandate to continue might just be the straw that broke the camel’s back, so why not let it continue? It looks like, despite all the rhetoric, the Republicans are in on the fix. Otherwise, why wouldn’t they just sit and watch it crumble? I grow more cynical by the moment!

Because the GOP is looking for a way to NOT look like they are in support of implementing Obamacare WHILE letting it be implemented to such a point that it can't be undone.

That way they can continue to manipulate conservatives into voting for them while pleasing their Big-Money Corporate Campaign donors, you know, the Chamber of Amnesty(Commerce) and others.

Typical GOP-E Trojan Horse behavior.
32 posted on 03/05/2014 4:10:39 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Earthdweller

Serf’s up!


33 posted on 03/05/2014 5:15:31 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Actually send it to Reid’s desk and if he doesn’t forward it for a vote, now go all out saying he was responsible for everything. Toss his sorry butt under the biggest bus out there and back up over him....again and again.

Standing up and cheering your most excellent post.

34 posted on 03/05/2014 5:20:28 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

Dad gummit...I did it again. :)


35 posted on 03/06/2014 1:31:17 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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