Republicans were quick to skewer the White House Monday for its announcement that it will delay another key part of the Obama health care law and give mid-sized businesses more time to comply with requirements to provide health care to employees.
House Speaker John Boehner said the president is “rewriting law on a whim.”
“If the administration doesn't believe employers can manage the burden of the law, how can struggling families be expected to? This continued manipulation by the president breeds confusion and erodes Americans' confidence in him and his health care law. We need fairness for all, with relief from ObamaCare for every American."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated that the whole law should be scrapped:
"The White House seems to have a new exemption from its failed law for a different group every month. It's time to extend that exemption to families and individuals-not just businesses. The real answer is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that lower costs and that Americans support."
The Republican National Committee pointed to the 2014 elections as the “remedy” for Obamacare:
Whether you are an American worker, employer, a union member or healthcare provider, you've had enough. What's the remedy? Elections matter. Democrats may try hiding from President Obama on the campaign trail, but when it comes to his signature accomplishment, ObamaCare, each Democrat Senator up for reelection this year helped make it a reality.
And House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made an Olympics joke at Obama’s expense:
First published February 10 2014, 2:27 PM