The House will send a continuing resolution to the Senate sometime today, but not the clean CR that the Senate sent to the House. Instead, Speaker John Boehner and the Republican caucus plan to approve a new stopgap funding measure that includes a one-year delay in the ObamaCare individual mandate, exchanges, and subsidies, as well as a repeal of an unpopular tax on medical devices: With a government shutdown less than three days away, the House is charging toward delaying Obamacare for one year and repealing the medical device tax in exchange for funding the government, several sources tell POLITICO. A plan
Comments: I keep reading that Obama and the Dems are panicked at the thought of an individual mandate delay because then there would be time to begin bulldozing the whole thing,
If they delay it for a year just make sure the ear is up on Oct. 1, 2014, period. Then have a vote on it again. People might actually remember who voted for it a month before an election, whereas they won´t remember a year in advance.
I do not recall any leader decrying Obamacare because it strips taxpaying citizens of their freedom. What I hear most often is 1) Obamacare isn´t working or 2) It was passed at midnight or 3) it was passed with 100% partisan vote.
While 1), 2) and 3) bad, 90% of my outrage at Obamacare is "who does the government think it is, taking over the relationship between me and my doctor". I think my concerns will soon be realized by the public - woe unto our government when that happens.
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Ken M., 9/28/2013 1:38:13 PM (No. 9541180)
I´ll wager that, secretly, many Dems would like to just throw their arms up and say the heck with it, it´s a mess and it ain´t gonna work. But they have too much invested, along with pressure from their leaders to mush on regardless.
As other articles here have noted, the whole thing could implode on its own.
Just one impediment: They will never get the various computer systems (exchanges, HHS, IRS. et. al.) to communicate with each other. Many others (snags, impediments, whatever) have been discussed here as well.
How long has the FAA been trying to convert the Air Traffic Control System to GPS from ground-based radar stations? 20 years?
#3 ~ Obama-KKK-are is simple tyranny ~ don´t know what else you can say about it once you say that.
The one thing I don´t want in my way when I need medical care is the gub´mnt or it´s ministers or its agents with their jackboots and filthy blue gloves.
If I have to carry a firearm to visit the doctor I´ll do that. If my doctor asks me questions I don´t want to answer, I won´t answer ~ if she says she´ll get punished if she doesn´t get the answers I´ll tell her to pass it on to the jackbooted thugs "come and get me coppers" ~
We really don´t have to take any of this lying down., We do not need to be nice to the fascists and their running dog lackeys. No more Mr. Nice Guy ~ and as far as their families, I see no reason to be polite or leave them out of the invective. They knew that when they got married and had kids ~ time to target all their spawn.
Now you don´t need to kill someone to be impolite to the point of boorishness ~ so don´t do any of that sort of thing unless they attack you ~ but these people should not experience another day in their lives without an unkind word.
One point overlooked in all these repeated CR and Debt limit crises/ mismanagement is that there has been no Government Budget presented by the Democrats in all five years of BO´s incumbency - this is the real tragedy that they have scooted by with parliamentary trickery and procedures avoiding the issue of unbridled spending the nation into and beyond bankruptcy. People who criticize Cruz and Lee and Co are totally missing the point that these courageous and true hearted guys stood up and made the rest of the Republican sheep take notice, sheep who should rightly be embarrassed that they have been willing to roll over and let this lack of budget fester on and on. It´s high time to shut this rotten government down and then maybe restart it one department at a time - maybe that way we can rid ourselves of a lot of DC deadwood.
s I´m in the mI don´t wantit delayed for a year. The only way we´re going to get rid of it is people seeing the devasting results of it.
I´m all for getting rid of the medical devise tax because it was put in there to raise the costs of a procedure so a death panel type bureaucrat can say it´s too expensive.It´s crazy to hamstring an emerging industry like medical devises anyway.
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