Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunlight

It's an interesting gambit from Republican House leadership about the implementation of Obamacare.  Legislate the changes that our President wants to implement under executive authority. For example, the unilateral delay of the individual mandate.  Why not make it a part of the law?
"The fact that the Obama Administration threatens to veto Congressional actions that mirror what they are secretly doing is embarrassing, and deserves an explanation. Do House Democrats who voted in favor of the individual mandate support this unilateral delay? It is about time the White House and Democrats say one way or the other whether they want to ever see the full implementation of ObamaCare. Let’s stop playing games, and legally delay these penalties that clearly the Obama Administration even admits are destructive." 
We all understand that the President is in a bind over his signature legislative accomplishment, and it looks like the Republicans are trying to help him out.  That's about as bipartisan as you can get.

According to Hot Air, the measure passed the House,  237 - 182, with a dozen Democrats voting for the measure.  Let's see if Harry Reid takes it up in the Senate.  That should be interesting.  With the hell the Democratic senators are facing, I don't see why it isn't immediately brought forward in the upper chamber.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

I'm betting Dingy Harry is digging the deepest hole he can find for 'that' bill!!!