All Senate Republicans signed a letter to Obama advising that the whole of ObamaCare be delayed. At the same time, the House met today and both Speaker Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor are speaking out. Boehner said the House also sent “letters” to “the president” questioning the “relief” given to businesses but not to individuals. Cantor wants a “permanent” delay.
He [Cantor] then called on the House to pass a one-year delay of the individual mandate to go along with an employer-mandate delay.
“After both bills pass we combine them into one bill to send to the Senate,” he said. “On the delay of the employer mandate, we will make the point that the president doesn’t have the authority to just ignore the law. It will also force Democrats into the position of supporting or opposing the president.” Source: National Review
Cantor told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that when the Government ask for additonal funding for ObamaCare, the House said ‘no.’
We said no, we don’t feel that this law is the right direction to go in. Nor do we feel this administration should have the ability to take taxpayer dollars to go and sell and market this bill.
But I think one of the options going forward, Sean, is to take a look at what this White House has done and say, you know what? If it’s fair for big business to be exempted from this mandate, we ought to say the same for individuals. We ought to go ahead and delay the individual mandate. And as you know, that individual mandate is the crux of ObamaCare, without the individual mandate, the whole law collapses.
And again, I believe that the decision that was made by this administration last week is a game changer because it will and has now demonstrated cracks in the coalition behind this law. And I think you’re going to see bipartisan support to go in and try to come down on the side of the people, not just business on this mandate issue. Source: Fox News
Game changer? We’ve had so many that haven’t changed a thing. Maybe this time…