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Rubio's Senate Republican Caucus Asks Obama to Delay Obamacare

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

Immigration reform amigo Senator Marco Rubio and the entire Senate Republican caucus have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Hussein Obama, requesting that he “permanently” delay the full implementation of Obamacare for ‘all’ Americans, not just for big businesses.

 The letter is written on the heals of Obama’s big Obamacare flinch, where he delayed the implementation of the employer mandate for big businesses until 2015. Read more about his flinch here.

 “[W]hile your action finally acknowledges some of the many burdens this law will place on job creators, we believe the rest of this law should be permanently delayed for everyone in order to avoid significant economic harm to American families.”-Senate GOP

 It’s a fat chance the President will listen to these dastardly Republican’s request to scrap his legacy legislation.


 Here is the letter- 

July 10, 2013

 The Honorable Barack Obama

President

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

 

Dear President Obama:

 We write to express concern that in your recent decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate, you have unilaterally acted and failed to work with Congress on such a significant decision.  Further, while your action finally acknowledges some of the many burdens this law will place on job creators, we believe the rest of this law should be permanently delayed for everyone in order to avoid significant economic harm to American families.

 In response to questions about the administration’s decision, your senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said, “We are listening,” while referring to the concerns of the business community over the onerous employer mandate that will result in fewer jobs and employees working fewer hours.  We have been listening as well, and as more employers have attempted to understand your burdensome requirements in the Affordable Care Act, the louder their outrage has become.

 We are also listening to the views of the American people.  A recent Gallup poll from June of 2013 showed that a majority of Americans disapprove of the Affordable Care Act.  The same survey revealed that for every one person who believes they will be better off under the Affordable Care Act, two believe they will be worse off.  Opposition to your health law is growing, and it will continue to grow as more Americans realize that the law is built upon broken promises and will result in higher health care costs and more taxes.

 Under the individual mandate, the IRS, which is still under multiple investigations for unfairly targeting conservative groups, will play a central role in the implementation of the health care law in our country.  Last fall, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that nearly six million Americans, primarily in the middle class, will have to pay a tax under the individual mandate, which was two million more than previously estimated.   When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, the average individual mandate tax will be nearly $1,200, which clearly contradicts your previous statement that the individual mandate “is absolutely not a tax increase.”

 Further, families are facing significant increases in premiums.  Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an analysis of premiums and concluded that under your law some Americans will see their premiums “double or even triple,” which is the opposite of your promise that premiums will go down by $2,500 for American families.

 Given the widely-held belief by the American people that the Affordable Care Act will not fulfill its promises and will result in higher costs for American families, we implore you to listen to the American people.  This law is unworkable and harmful to the economy and to American families, and your actions to delay the employer mandate are an acknowledgement of this fact.  While your recent action provides temporary relief for some, we believe that all Americans deserve permanent relief from this onerous law, so that we can adopt common-sense reforms that will actually lower costs and that Americans support.

 Sincerely,

 



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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • DebraP

    “One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost” -Obama commie adviser Valerie Jarrett talking in her usual Orwellian speak. Translation: what is up is down and what is down is up, so we’re going to make sure the cost of healthcare goes UP.

    Did the Senate Repub Caucus be sure to send Valerie a “courtesy” copy of their letter along with a note reminding her of her own words?

  • Stan Lee

    The House has the card to play against this very lame “Affordable Healthcare Law.” The House is supposed to have the final say about defunding a law which is a national disaster. It will bring a collision between the House’s constitutional function and Obama who is convinced that he can rule by presidential orders.
    Isn’t it time a shoot-out is held between the President, the Constitution, and the House which controls the federal purse? The Republican House shouldn’t dodge the confrontation forever, it only enables Obama’s recklessness by allowing him free rein.

  • Rone

    Rubio wants to be out front for another meaningless photo-op. But he has no character and lied repeatedly about his intentions on promoting Amnesty. He is a liar and can’t be trusted. I will support anyone who runs against him.