House Speaker John Boehner has seen enough of the frenzied changes to the Obamacare law as the Democrats panic over the coming midterm elections. Yesterday he sarcastically took on the Obama administration for their “loose interpretation” of the Affordable Care Act's deadlines.
Boehner said, "President Obama hasn't put enough loopholes into the law already. The administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it. What the hell is this? A joke?" This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the laws for its own convenience and it's not hard to understand why the American people question this administration's commitment to the rule of law," he told reporters at his news conference in the Capitol."
Tuesday, the administration for the 35th time made a change in the health care law announcing individuals “may obtain health coverage under Obamacare after the March 31 deadline as long as they claimed to have attempted to enroll before the deadline but could not complete the process.”
Not to be ignored, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid felt compelled to add his two cents worth. "The joke, I say to my dear friend John Boehner (straight face), is him having more than 60 votes over there to terminate Obamacare. We're at a point now where it really does appear to be extremely disingenuous that they oppose anything that's good about Obamacare, anything good about anything this administration tries to do," he said at his hastily organized news conference.
He ended the comments adding, it’s "the right thing to do."
Boehner was asked by ABC News about his use of the word “joke” placing blame on the entire enrollment process.
He retorted, "March 31st is the end of the signups for this year, but the administration last night came out and said, 'Well, we're going to give you until April 15th if you've started the process,' but it's under the honor system. Why don't they just say we've moved the date to April the 15th because that's in effect what they've done."
Boehner added, "We've got a challenge to show people that we're the party of better ideas. We've got ideas."
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