And lets not forget as part of the shutdown Obama used his executive power as the manager of our government to punish the American people for even considering delaying the full implementation of Obamacare. That is the full implementation minus the carve-outs and exceptions given to Corporate friends and Union supporters!
Looks like US House Speaker Boehner was right all along. The US Senate and especially the RINOS in the Senate including the ultimate RINO Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his ardent followers, yes Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is amongst them, caved in to the Democrats and passed a Continuing Resolution minus any restrictions on the implementation of Obamacare such as a 1 year waiver for the Individual Mandates.
Now they should all apologize to the American people, Speaker Boehner, The Tea Party Republicans in the US House of Representatives and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for going along with Obama’s scorched earth policy involving the National Parks Service. They guaranteed the people would be punished further by requiring them to use a website, healthcare.gov, that is horribly flawed; so much so the only term to adequately describe the experience is FUBAR!
Now along comes the Democrats, including Senator Shaheen (D-NH) who now believe that the Individual Mandate should be waived for 1 year. Just 3 weeks ago, they had the opportunity to vote on just that issue but their leader Senate President Harry Reid (D-NV) refused to let the bills proceed to the Senate Floor for discussion and a vote. Senator Reid thought he was protecting President Obama from having to Veto the bills. This also indicates that Senator Reid feared that the legislation would have passed the Senate!
Remember this in November 2014 when you get a chance to remove US Senator Shaheen from office. Senator Ayotte, you are fortunate that you are good until 2016 election. Perhaps by then you can regain your ideological compass that points to real New Hampshire conservative values and not the values of a War Mongering curmudgeon who basically gave the Democratic response to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) effort to call attention to the financial, economic and social disaster known as Obamacare!
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