posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 12:52 PM
This week, House Republicans went after the Obama administration for delaying a key part of the heath care overhaul. The punishing mandate requiring
employers to provide health care for employees or face fines was pushed back until 2015.
"It's clear we have no idea the full scope of delays and disarray that may be coming. The American public deserves answers," Rep. Fred Upton,
R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said in a statement.
Republicans are basically suggesting that the delay is a result of the program being in complete disarray. Democrat leaders immediately responded:
In explaining the decision, officials said they were responding to businesses' concerns that the reporting requirements were too onerous -- they
said they would simplify that system and give employers an additional year to comply.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid described the change as merely a "willingness to be flexible" and work with businesses
I offer another suggestion. The midterm election will occur in 2014. When considering the 2014 midterm election, the obvious question is whether it
will be a continuation of the dynamics of 2012. Will Republicans continue to have problems with minority, female, younger, and moderate voters? If
that happens, it will certainly bring about Republican losses in the House or Senate. So how can Democrats make sure Republicans have the same
troubles they had in 2012? EASY! They just have to use the same formula and run on the same issues that gave them success in 2012!
Democrats know they will face a serious backlash during the next phase of implementation of Obamacare. We know they are trying to
suppress the confusion and hide the cost
of Obamacare. They know the burden on
businesses will be significant and it will result in higher prices, higher unemployment and less hours for the average worker; we’re already seeing
this. Is it a coincidence that we now have a delay until 2015???
It’s obvious to me this delay until 2015 was done to kick the can down the road and pave the way for Democrat political victories in 2014 and 2016.
For the midterm elections, the burden of the mandate won’t be realized at all (repeat of 2012). Looking at the 2016 Presidential election, we will
only have a small taste of the mandate and Democrats can say, “Despite Republican opposition, Obamacare is finally underway”. They will play off
the mandate as ‘growing pains’ and promise it will get better soon if ONLY THEY ARE RE-ELECTED!
I think we’re seeing this administration playing politics with heath care once again. They don’t want to fix anything. They just want to keep
using healthcare as a political tool so they can paint the Republicans as uncaring. They plan to make the 2014 and 2016 elections about Obamacare and
they will ask voters, “Do you want to keep your wonderful Obamacare or elect Republicans who will cater to their corporate friends and take your
health care away.
Obamacare is the Democrat's new race-card and has been used since 2008. The question is, how many will fall for this tactic once again?
edit on 4-7-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)