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◼ GOP should try again to delay Obamacare's individual mandate - Byron York/Washington Examiner @ByronYork
Last July, after President Obama unilaterally delayed the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, House Republicans asked why the break should apply only to businesses. Why shouldn't individuals be relieved of the burden, too?
So the House voted, 251 to 174, to delay the individual mandate. Twenty-two Democrats joined Republicans in voting for delay. A total of 174 Democrats voted to keep the mandate as is.
Of course the move went nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate. But that was before Obamacare implementation began Oct. 1. It was before the canceled policies, the higher premiums, the higher deductibles, and narrower doctor networks that have come to define Obamacare for millions of Americans....
A clean vote on the individual mandate would be infinitely more effective for Republicans. That's not to say it would succeed. Of course, many House Democrats will still vote against delay, and Senate Democrats will kill it.
But Republicans held dozens and dozens of votes on Obamacare in years past when the public had little idea what was at stake. Republicans warned that Obamacare would be a disaster, but voters didn't know what was coming. Now, they do. Maybe it's time for the House to start voting again.
HAVE "THE TALK:"
◼ About Common Core
◼ About Benghazi
◼ About Gun Control
◼ About The IRS targeting Conservatives
◼ About Government Invasion of Privacy
◼ About The NSA spying on all Americans
◼ About The Obama SCANDALS
◼ About Fast and Furious gunrunning
◼ About the Propaganda
◼ About the lies...
◼ And yes, about Obamacare