House Attacks White House Over Delaying Obamacare For Businesses – But Not People


GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are calling on President Barack Obama to grant the American people the same one-year reprieve from mandatory state-managed health care that the White House recently announced it would be granting to businesses.

House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said he “never thought I’d see the day when the White House; the president, came down on the side of big business but left the American people out in the cold as far as this health care mandate is concerned.”

Other Republicans predicted the business-only delay would shift the cost of Obamacare’s first year of subsidized health care from companies to individuals.

House speaker John Boehner and Republican colleagues wrote Obama, pressing him to let individuals in on delaying the much-dreaded implementation of a wealth-redistributing health care law that critics say is too byzantine to ever succeed.

“We agree with you that the burden was overwhelming for employers, but we also believe American families need the same relief,” the GOP coalition remarked.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • manuel

    So, the namby pambies in Congress will allow the POTUS to change part of a legally passed law, but only the part that might benefit the Dims? I was always of the opinion, the Congress passed laws and the administration applied them to the people. Guess that is not the “new normal”. obama pressured the SOTUS to bow down to the queers and now he has the US congress under his thumb also. How wonderful is this?

  • nobaloneyhere

    Typical GOP thinking. They just don’t get it. Obama delayed the business side of the crap sandwich to eliminate a campaign issue for the GOP in next year’s election. It’s no wonder this party is so incompetent in dealing with the president.

  • Fedup

    If the gutless wonders in the House really meant business and had some balls, they would shut down the damn government until that worthless P.O.S. and his “healthcare reform” were both flushed down the toilet!

  • 1 4 liberty

    I am really getting frustrated and tired of seeing our GUTLESS representatives cower down and just take this B**LSH*T. They have the responsibility to protect our rights and the constitution and they ARE FAILING in doing just that. The executive branch MAY NOT change the law just because they want to. That is the purpose of having three branches of government. They cant see the forest through the trees. They are ignoring the fact that the real reason for the one year reprieve is so this issue does not let them lose seats in the 2014 election. Once this is implemented, EVERYONE will see how horrible this law really is and want to unseat all the idiots that voted for this without reading it.
    What a crock of Sh*t. We really need to get these MORONS out of there and replace them with people who understand the purpose of the constitution and have the will to abide by it.
    They ALL took an oath to protect the constitution. I guess that once in DC everything changes.
    Impeach Obama and send him and his family to Gitmo with his friends.
    I’ve had enough of this crap.

    • jimwilson81

      Especially people like Pellosi.

    • vilage idiot

      It is not only a responsibility to protect our rights and the Constitution, it is a mandate and we are expected to ensure that they perform that mandate. They work for us and not the other way round which they seem to forget!

  • 1 4 liberty

    I truly believe that “WE THE PEOPLE” are no longer represented. A very SAD time for our country.

    • jimwilson81

      You are right.It’s now, “THE ELITE OF WASHINGTON D.C.”

  • Robert Peterson

    The whole thing will be in the trash, The sooner the better

  • IsThisAmerica

    Since when did the president start making laws? I think everything he does is by excutative order. I thought the president could not do that. Why is he getting away with it? I know the spineless ones won’t do anything about it. He seriously needs to be investigated, starting with his background and getting all his records unsealed. What is he hiding? Everytime he opens his mouth I see putrid being spewed forth. I can’t stand to look upon him. All I see in his face is hate. Pure hatred for America. He is the biggest racist and yet he accuses everyone else of being racist. He takes multimillion dollar vacations while our country doubles down to try to save. He meets behind closed doors. He has known terrorists in the white house, must be the reason he closed it to us we the people. By the way we own that white house not him. We allow presidents to live there. That bill is unconstitional and should burn on the senate and house floor. Medicare works just fine.

  • globalvillageidiot

    There are those who are idiots and then there is congress. Mark Twain considered that he had repeated himself with those words – probably right. What is so strange is that folks are so scared of this being, whatever for?