Republican Party Chair Priebus Says Obamacare Delayed To Win 2014 Elections
Priebus started our discussion by saying,
Obviously the President likes to talk and it's one thing he's pretty good at, and I'll give him this, he's managed as the President of the United States to be judged by the things he says and not what he does.,,He really is good at it. Having people believe that what the speech says is actually what the governing is all about is a particular talent he has. But that's about the only one he's got. Leading is another issue.
According to Chairman Priebus the problem with Obamacare is,
There are two sides to Obamacare. One, says an employer has to comply with the provisions of Obamacare if they employ more than 50 people. So, what are companies doing? They're getting waivers and they're making people work part-time so they'll qualify under the bill. So the other side of the equation says if you're an individual out there, an employer or anybody, you have to comply with the provisions of Obamacare. The problem is that Obama and his administration have delayed the employer side because it was a disaster and they knew they couldn't implement it. But now you have the individual side that says you have to comply even though the employer that employs you doesn't have to actually comply. So how does the individual comply when the employer doesn't have to comply?
When asked why Obamacare was being delayed Priebus said,
They have six (Congressional) seats, and you're in one of them that is up in a state that Obama didn't receive more than 43% of the vote in the Presidential election. So Mary Landrieu and folks that are running up in South Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, West Virginia, they don't want to be on the ballot with Obamacare so they're going to delay it. So we're all going to get this delay and people are going to do a little victory lap. The problem is they're going to come back and try to put this thing back in place permanently.
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