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Obama Hometown Paper: Kill O-Care Start Over

The last paragraphs of an editorial from the Chicago Tribune:

Stop digging. Start over.

November 15, 2013

… Note that the president’s intent to enable the extension of policies his administration deems inferior also contradicts a key tenet of Obamacare: the guarantee that (almost) every private health plan in the nation must offer a lengthy list of mandated benefits.

On some level, then, the president plainly agrees with critics of Obamacare, this page included, that the law needs to be rewritten: He and his administration keep rewriting its major components — remember the mandate that sizable employers offer coverage in 2014? — as practicalities and politics demand.

But in this country we don’t change bad laws by presidential fiat. We change them by having Congress rewrite them or by starting from scratch. Obama doesn’t want to reopen this law for fear that Republicans and some Democrats will substantially rewrite it. But that’s what has to happen.

We understand why the president and leaders of his party want to rescue whatever they can of Obamacare. On their watch, official Washington has blown the launch of a new entitlement program … under the schedule they alone set in early 2010.

What we don’t understand is their reluctance to give that failure more than lip service. Many of the Americans who heard their president say Thursday that "we fumbled the rollout of this health care law" would have been pleased to hear him add: So we’re admitting it. This law is a bust. We’re starting over.

Lest we forget, this is Obama’s (so-called) hometown paper. Which has been quite dependably liberal for decades now.

Has the worm finally turned?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, November 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Hometown Paper: Kill O-Care Start Over”

  1. dasher

    No, and do not even attempt to kid yourself otherwise, good sir.

    D.

  2. Right of the People

    Hey Barry, if you’ve lost the Chicago Tribune, you’ve lost the libtards, asshole!

    You suck.




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