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.