GOP Loves Stalled ObamaCare, Wants Repeal
The gloating, and calls to ditch it, commence
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 3, 2013 9:03 AM CDT
Mitch McConnell speaks on Capitol Hill in this file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Republicans are in elephant heaven today over the Obama administration's decision to postpone the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, gloating that it proves what they've been saying all along: that the law is, to quote Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, "unaffordable, unworkable, and unpopular." Many accused the administration of attempting to shield Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterms, Politico reports, while Mitch McConnell and John Boehner both used the occasion to call once again for the law to be repealed and replaced.

Darrell Issa questioned whether Obama even had the legal authority to delay the employer mandate without congress, calling it "another in a string of extra legal actions taken by his administration to mask the horrible impact his law will have." Democrats, meanwhile, are defending the move as appropriately cautious. "I’m pleased the administration is listening to me and the many businesses that are concerned," said Mark Begich of Alaska, a moderate Democrat up for reelection.

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Devo74
Jul 4, 2013 12:32 PM CDT
Liberal democrats are mindless people and it's scary..
Devo74
Jul 4, 2013 12:29 PM CDT
All these moron in here want this bill rammed down there throats what's the hurry !!! Oh I forgot a lot of them here are demo gods and Reid & Pelosi supporters just like when she said OHHHHHHH we need to pass the bill before you can read it >>>>>>>> LOL LOL LOL LOL
cornelison
Jul 3, 2013 9:54 PM CDT
It sounds like Republicans want to legislate "right to die" bills. They rejoice by increasing profits of the health insurance companies. The GOP values profits over the suffering and death of millions who cannot afford health care. Republicans would be more consistent if they ran on getting rid of Medicare.