Originally Posted by PeteC
The President and the Dems negotiated with the GOP on the ACA over and over again. Each time when the GOP got what they wanted they still voted against the bill. The ACA has been Law for over 3 years now, implementing the law is no longer a negotiating point. Shutting down the government does not defund the law. Shutdown is political bullshit.
Negotiating the Budget? Another thing that has been blocked. 18 requests over the past year by the Dems to go to committee and negotiate budget points. 18 denials and refusals to go to committee by the GOP.
So now, the Government is shut down and the ACA is still going strong with new portions implemented today, including the Exchanges.
Even John McCain said there was no way to stop the law, let's move on and try to fix what they think is broke. (paraphrasing here)
And I love how Obama is being demonized for making a significant step in the right direction when it comes to peace with Iran. Laughable how it is being held against him.
Besides I heard it said that he should have an easy time with the Iranians since he has had plenty of practice dealing with hardline religious conservative zealots over the course of the last 5 years. (that would be the GOP if you were not paying attention)
The president allowed the extension for the employer mandate, 1 year down the road before it kicks in. The GOP wanted to do the same for the individual mandate and for some odd reason the president will not give in and allow the same for everybody else. Why?
We also have the exemptions of obamacare for the senate and their families, congress and their families, the supreme court and their families and countless corperations and big unions. Why?
As far as this being the law, it is up to congress to and they can overturn this, it is their job as congress to enforce and change laws. The majority of the American people do not want it nor like it including myself. My insurance just went up because of obamacare according to BCBS. A $250 deductible to a $4000.00 deductible.
Socialized medicine is not the answer here it will only hurt the economy and will not give coverage to all Americans.