Memo to GOP: Don’t Delay Obamacare

Chris Ruddy: GOP, Please Don't Delay Obamacare

A Worried President Obama

There is wide-spread, bipartisan support to delay the implementation of Obamacare. Many conservatives see the delay as a first step towards abolishing it altogether. Their concern is that once Obamacare is in effect, it will be with us forever. This however, is the wrong tactic. Conservatives should support the immediate implementation of Obamacare and allow the skyrocketing insurance premiums, website fiascos, and Medicare cuts to speak for themselves.

Obama himself is so concerned about these upcoming Congressional elections that he delayed the employer mandate initiative for at least six months. I am shocked that Republican Congressional members are working to help the President with this delay.

Poll numbers show how widespread opposition to Obamacare. A CNN poll last month reported 57% opposition to the bill and just 39% in favor of it. Labor Unions and the AFL-CIO, which once supported President Obama, are opposed to the bill. Even a writer of the bill, Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus, admits that Obamacare is a “huge train wreck”.

Given the bipartisan concerns over Obamacare, this is the time for Republicans to unite and force this implementation that the Democrats wanted so badly in the first place. President Obama is afraid that with full implementation, there will be massive blowback against the Democrats who supported the bill. He is right to be concerned. Let Obamacare be implemented and let the voters decide.

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