President Barack Obama on Friday complained to employees at a Ford auto-plant that Republicans are willing “to send our economy into a tailspin” but on Saturday, former U.S. Congressman and Director of Programming at nextgeneration.tv., retired Lt. Colonel Allen West responded that Obama obviously fails to understand the difference between politics and policy.
West said, “President Obama quite obviously fails to understand the difference between politics and policy, and instead misinterprets legislative procedure as “messin” wit me. How deplorable.”
“Now, if it were House Speaker Allen West, who did get two votes by the way, this is how I would be ready to respond to Harry Reid's foolishness: I would have a bill ready to fund the government with a 6-Continuing Resolution (CR), at current spending levels, that includes a delay in implementation of the individual mandate aligned with the delay of the employer mandate to Jan 2015,” West said.
“The six-month CR would also have attached a provision to rescind all 2000 previously granted waivers and exemptions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and no subsidies or exemptions for Members of and staff of the U.S. Congress. Also, the CR would require subsidy verification for individuals entering into government exchanges. Lastly, the CR would have attached a provision to stop the mandatory PPACA cuts to MEDICARE, estimated to be around $270B and no funding for additional 16k IRS agents called for by PPACA. And Speaker Boehner, feel free to adopt this legislative proposal, there is no idea patent law here,” said West.
While Obama and the Democrats led by Harry Reid continue to threaten to kill any GOP budget plan that doesn’t include funds for Obamacare, Republicans put forward a new alternative to Obamacare on Wednesday that seeks to expand coverage, increase the options for buying insurance, and equalize the tax treatment of insurance bought on the individual market, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Support for President Obama’s Obamacare has steadily fallen from 51% in January 2013 to 39% as of August 2013 but has been vastly ignored by the Democrats.
West ended his statement and said, “President Obama, this is not a case of "messin' wit ya". This is how I learned about statesmanship from former Rep. E Clay Shaw Jr.”