By Tom Quiner

Obamacare is a good thing, isn’t it?
The Democrats told us so when they passed it. And yet their leader, our president, keeps delaying the implementation of the law.
Many moderates and independents are concerned with what they see as an overreach of presidential powers when Mr. Obama arbitrarily keeps extending the implementation of Obamacare. That’s not what the law called for as passed by Congress. This blogpost isn’t concerned with that issue today.
Instead, I ask a very simple question: if Obamacare is the great thing the president and his party promised us half a decade ago, why are we delaying its implementation?
His latest presidential fiat delays the implementation of the employer mandate. There is a good reason for the delay. The mandate will throw millions more off of their existing policies, laying bare the president’s lie to the contrary.
Worse, the employer mandate will cost people their jobs and reduce their hours.
It is imperative for the president and his party to delay implementation of a law that will hurt working class families until after the next round of elections. Once millions more feel the brute force, the raw pain of Obamacare, Democrats would be subjected to devastating losses in the 2014 midterm elections.
Obamacare is bad for Americans. If it wasn’t, Democrats would be screaming at the president for delaying full implementation of the law named after him.
They aren’t, because they realize the pain it is inflicting on all of us, and the worse pain to come.
Mr. Obama will delay Obamacare in a fruitless attempt to save a law that he realizes is the only accomplishment of his failed presidency.
How sad.

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  1. Harlan Bergman on February 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I think the Dems want Obamacare to fail. That way they can go to a full scale single-payer system which is what they wanted in the first place.

  2. guychandler on February 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    It is with a wary stride that I enter American politics, especially in an environment that leans to the centre-right and beyond. I am an Australian, who due to my father’s military career (which generally would suggest a right-leaning tendency despite the reality of my political orientation), has spent almost half my life in the States, and it is from this straddled perspective that i reject, or at least contest the idea that universal healthcare is a negative (d)evolution of society. Obamacare, as far as I understand it, will not exclude private healthcare, or the much cherished American ideal of self-determination and pioneerism – it will merely provide a road to healthcare for the most vulnerable parts of American society. In regard to your mention that Obamacare will hurt the working class, I cannot provide a link to an article/source I read discussing the fallacy of this statement (which undermines my argument), but I can provide a theory as to why its implementation has been delayed… Perhaps, like the oft-debated topic of gun control in the US, Obama believes it will hurt his chances of re-election to force universal healthcare down the throats of a people who reject government control. I guess, ultimately, it boils down to an individual’s trust in governmental procedure.

    • quinersdiner on February 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks for writing, Guy. I think the goals of Obamacare were noble. The architecture is a disaster. As I have written before, there are more efficient ways to accomplish the goals. Come again.

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