March 26, 2014
They Said It Wouldn't Happen ... But It Has - Again and Again and Again and ...Topics: Political News and commentaries
The corrupt, incompetent, lawless, and obviously dishonest Obama administration just expanded its long and growing list and pattern of Obamacare delays. Supposedly, they're all designed to show flexibility and help the poorly designed law work better, but they also reinforce a public perception that Obamacare deadlines never really mean anything - laws mean nothing to the administration ... they're all subject to the political will of the president.
In testimony before Congress on March 12 , HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured members of the House Ways and Means Committee that the March 31 deadline for Obamacare enrollment would not be extended.
Then on March 16 when asked by Meet the Press host David Gregory if the individual mandate would also be subject to delay Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications Dan Pfeiffer said "That will not happen:
However, here they go again!
[...] Beyond the craven expediency of this subversion of the letter of the law, the latest ACA delay exposes yet more mendacity from the administration. By checking a blue box on the ACA website, users will be able to avoid having the penalty associated with the individual mandate. That is, essentially, a delay in the individual mandate -- something that administration officials insisted as recently as 10 days ago that they neither could nor would do.Much more here ...
"We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period," Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokeswoman Julie Bataille told reporters on a March conference call. "In fact, we don't actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014."
So, what happened to that "'not having' the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014"? Did it just suddenly disappear? The answer is, of course, not just no ... but hell no. Those statutory requirements and the requirements of the Obamacare law, as passed by Congress and signed by the president, are still there and still apply. Clearly, what we have going on is nothing less than the president lawlessly providing political cover for vulnerable Democrats as we approach the 2014 midterms.
But keep in mind that, as Andrea Mitchell pointed out at MSNBC (shocker from the libtard media) ... such delays undermine the administration's (supposed) case against the GOP:
Which brings us to Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt's point: 'All these ObamaCare delays show that the law just isn't worth the pain'.
Posted by Hyscience at March 26, 2014 11:01 AM
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