A few days ago I posted an article on this same topic and have since added more information for your consideration.
America’s President Obama has once again drawn a “Red Line” that he is unable and incapable of defending.
Obama and the Democrats in the US Congress are insisting that they will continue to “Hold America Hostage” by forcing a US Government shutdown and are steadfastly refusing to compromise with the House Republican Leadership unless and until they capitulate on ‘ObamaCare’.
From the beginning, the House Republicans and their leadership have tried to compromise with President Obama and the Congressional Democrat’s to make the necessary improvements to ‘ObamaCare’ to protect businesses and workers across the nation so their lives will not be negatively impacted by its obvious and serious deficiencies;
Ø As loudly pointed out by Obama’s own Union supporters and then using his presidential powers delayed the Union Mandate for one year.
Ø Then because of big business concerns he used his powers to delay the Corporate Mandate for a year. (It appears that he doesn’t want any trouble from either the Corporations or Unions during the 2014 Election year.)
Ø Then recall that the IRS also asked for an exemption from ObamaCare.
Ø Let’s not forget that even the members of US House of Representatives and Senate have exempted themselves (as has President Obama) from the rules, regulations and laws of ObamaCare
Ø And what about all of the unintended consequences of ObamaCare we are just becoming aware of. (please refer to links below)
1. ‘100 Unintended Consequences of ObamaCare’: http://m.nationalreview.com/ar...
2. US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate: http://www.theguardian.com/wor...
But, since he has used his presidential powers to delay the Union and Corporate mandates, he stubbornly refuses to do the same to protect individual citizens by delaying the “Individual Mandate” and the “Mandate for Small Businesses”.
Starting in 2015, businesses with 50 full-time workers or more will have to provide health care coverage to employees working at least 30 hours per week or face a penalty. In the wake of the law, some companies have tested cutting workers hours, while others have threatened to hire to part-time workers in an aim to avoid paying for coverage.
Concern is growing from conservatives and business interests alike that the implementation of ObamaCare will exacerbate an already worrisome trend of part-time work fueling job growth -- 75 percent of the jobs created so far this year were part-time, Reuters reported last month.
Nearly 60 percent of businesses have increased their proportion of part-time workers, according to the Duke/CFO Magazine survey .
Both the Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress have heard loud and clear the complaints and concerns from citizens and businesses all across America about Obama’s healthcare plan (ACA) and yet only the Republicans have decided to listen to them. The polls are now showing that over 60% of Americans don’t want ObamaCare as it is today.
The Republicans in listening and trying to respond to the concerns of the American people have offered up several options to President Obama and the House/Senate Democrats without success.
· The House of Representatives passed four bills to keep our government running and treat all Americans fairly under ObamaCare (which has been plagued by “stumbles,” “glitches,” “crashes,” and “meltdowns”) – all of which were rejected by Senate Democrats. The Senate even opposed a request for a formal conference committee and refuses to appoint negotiators to meet with the House.
· Since the Senate won’t negotiate, the House passed eight other measures over the last few days to fund critical services – veterans benefits, cancer research, emergency and disaster recovery, paychecks for our National Guard and Reserve, nutrition assistance for low-income women and children, and more. The House also voted to open our national parks and museums.
· The Republicans even suggested a plan to delay enacting ObamaCare for one year (which Obama had already done for his Union supporters and large businesses).
Instead, Obama and the Democrats have decided to put politics above the needs of the American People and have denied any and all options that the Republicans have offered to correct the serious flaws in the ObamaCare Health Plan.
The President and the Democrats like to say that ObamaCare has already been voted on and approved. But, let’s remember back to that time when US Congresswoman and the then Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi went on national television and screamed, “we have to pass ObamaCare before we read it”. And, let’s remember that at the same time, the Republicans voted unanimously against ObamaCare & at the next national election the Citizens of America voted for the Republicans to take over the leadership of the US House of Representatives.
As we have seen from the links provided above, there is a lot of legitimate concern about Obama’s Healthcare Plan and the damage that it will do to our nation and its citizens; including families. But instead of listening to the citizen’s honest concerns, we are seeing President Obama, Reed, and Pelosi using partisan politics and trying to blame the “Tea Party” for all the legitimate opposition to the ObamaCare plan.
They are using this issue in the hopes of taking over the House of Representatives once again but thankfully all the recent polls show “It Ain’t Working” and instead their obnoxious ‘gaming’ tactics (wanting to use American Citizens as their unwitting Pawns) are coming back to bite them.
The Democrats are finding that Americans are not dumb when it comes to their own healthcare and its costs and the folks know full well that while figures don’t lie, liars can figure and they are beginning to find out that the numbers for ObamaCare don’t add up; no matter how often the president goes on television to sell his ACA. There is just too much information available to the public that proves the presidents spin is not to be trusted. You see, despite Nancy Pelosi’s screaming, the ACA is being read now, and folks like the Unions, Big Business, Government and now the Citizens of America know what truth is…. That nothing the president promised is the truth.
Now that the President has once again placed himself in another untenable position by imposing a “Red Line” on ObamaCare, he can see no other way out of his debacle other than to continue to force the American Government Shutdown causing much angst and damage to those American’s who are personally being impacted by Obama’s stubborn and ill-conceived tactics.
Maybe it is time for both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to consider calling Russian President Vladimir Putin and Obama’s own Secretary of State John Kerry to see if they can get our president out of yet another 'foot in the mouth’ jam.