Re: THEY DID IT; THE GOP PASSED LEGISLATION IMPOSING A ONE-YEAR DELAY ON OBAMACARE
posted at 9/29/2013 9:14 AM EDT
In response to andiejen's comment:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House pushed legislation toward passage Saturday night imposing a one-year delay on parts of the nation’s new health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days’ time.
Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure even before the House began debating it, and the White House issued a statement vowing a veto in any event. Republicans are pursuing ‘‘a narrow ideological agenda ... and pushing the government towards shutdown,’’ it said.
Way to go GOP...esp. the Tea Partiers who have co-opted the formerly fiscally conservative party.
You are willing to wreck our economy because you did not get your way. That is what elections are for...and Obama won the last two with Obamacare as his signature piece of legislation.
For those of you who are entirely selfish and did not care about the big picture...Obamacare is only going to affect those who buy their own health insurance. That is about 10-15% of those with health insurance. The rest of us will see no changes...except of course those who do not have health insurance and now will be able to but it.
So, drop the hyper partisanship for a moment, and ride the curl with me on this:
who does the one year delay really benefit?
if you say Republicans, you would have to believe that't he republicans can turn their PR machine around and make a dent in the over-the-top endorsement by the mainstream media.
if you say democrats, then, you are spot on. The one year delay will insulate most people from the destruction being wrought by Obamacare. Bohne-head knows this, and is carefully walking a thin line here that will result in two things: democrat victory in the midterms, and letting the cement set in around Obamacare.
In summary, this is a win for the supporters of Obamacare being presented as a consession. Expect some lip biting, followed by Obama reluctantly "giving in" to the "TEA party" demands.
all the establishment candidates win.
last point: the idea that this only impacts those with out insurance is an outright lie, and you know it. What about the 21 taxes? What about the executive ordered mandates? What about your much touted preexisting condition coverage? How about the mandated coverage of children to 26? What about the national database? What about the IAPD boards?
the list goes on For this Trojan horse into our lives from our own government.