ObamaCare's Biggest Hurdle? Obama
'Washington Post' slams continued tinkering with the law
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 12, 2014 1:59 PM CST
President Obama smiles during his joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – This week, the White House again delayed the ObamaCare mandate for medium-sized employers to provide health care to workers; it also lightened requirements for large employers. The Washington Post editorial board has had enough of the tinkering: Its members are fed up with "President Obama’s increasingly cavalier approach to picking and choosing how to enforce this law." The administration's latest move was an effort to avoid anger ahead of the midterm elections this year, the editors write, and that's not a valid reason to ignore the "plainest interpretation of Congress’s intent."

Imagine if Rand Paul were in the White House: Would Democrats tolerate him pushing back "provisions of ObamaCare he thought might be too onerous to administer"? At the National Journal, Major Garrett offers a similar sentiment: "It’s time to concede that no one has been more adept or aggressive about delaying and defanging ObamaCare than Obama himself." Garrett points to a New York Times piece citing 13 changes in 12 months. "The only pattern is chaos," he writes. Click for his full piece; the Post's is here.
 

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