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Reading Obamacare before passing
it would have been a waste of time

Washington Examiner [DC], by David Freddoso

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/14/2014 9:52:26 AM

During the original debate over Obamacare, we saw some of the perils behind amateur attempts to read and decipher complicated legislation. A cottage industry of genuine misunderstandings arose – although those who tried to read those thousands of pages deserve credit for trying when most members of Congress never did. But some of Obamacare´s provisions are very simple and can confuse no one – for example, its deadlines. The requirement that businesses with more than 49 full-time employees provide them with insurance (or else pay fines) was to take effect on Jan. 1. The White House decreed last summer (without

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stevendm, 2/14/2014 10:06:55 AM     (No. 9732203)

As much as I hate to admit it, Obama may have some standing as for as being able to change the dates on this disaster. Read the law and it says something like "The law will take effect in the months after Dec 31, 2013". Any same person would read that as Jan 1, 2014. But isn´t March 2015 one of the months after Dec 31, 2013? Are all laws written in this confusing manner?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 2/14/2014 10:16:50 AM     (No. 9732216)

What really amounts to a waste is anything between the time Zippy the Magic Negro assumed office and the time he leaves. Whenever that might be.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/14/2014 10:19:55 AM     (No. 9732220)

What if ...

Just using the "months after ..." argument, what if the next U.S. president decides that January 1, 3007 (three thousand seven) was the effective date?

Who can complain?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/14/2014 10:20:09 AM     (No. 9732221)

democrat mantra, "my time is more important than your life."


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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2014 12:35:18 PM     (No. 9732527)

The fix was in and the criminals ran things...it was inevitable.

Now that we know, why isn´t the SCOTUS doing their job...

Robert, we hold you PERSONALLY responsible for this nightmare!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: schnapps, 2/14/2014 3:31:46 PM     (No. 9732773)

I did. And yes, it was a waste of time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/14/2014 11:20:59 PM     (No. 9733164)

Voted the dumbest title of the week.

"Somebody had to write that bill"
Don´t write something you can´t read before you force it on US.

How many times has it changed since it was written ?

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