Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that Obamacare was “on the way to collapse” due to the dissolution of its key provisions, making the unpopular health care law nearly impossible to fund.
During an exclusive interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, McConnell said that although he doubts the Senate could repeal the law outright, a forthcoming Supreme Court case could cause the collapse of Obamacare.
“There are pieces of it that are very, very unpopular. They eliminated the 40 hour workweek, the individual insurance mandate, the medical device tax, the health insurance tax,” McConnell said. “And, by the way, there is a case before the Supreme Court on the issue of whether or not states that did not set up exchanges are entitled to the subsidies under Obamacare.”
McConnell said the result of the Supreme Court case could allow congress a ‘do-over’ on Obamacare.
“If they decide the law means what it said, if the plain language of the law is, in fact, the law, then I think Congress is entirely back in the whole debate about the whole thing, which would empower us, to use the golfer term, to have a mulligan–a do-over–on this whole issue,” McConnell said. “The Supreme Court could well decide that we get a second chance.”
my, my... how predictable. either/or - or both;
. 'We don't have the spine to act decisively on principle.. so we'll just sit around and hope it fails'.
. From the very beginning there was feasible discussion on how it was designed to fail so that it could be 'fixed' with single payer government provided health care. With this probability in mind --> Sitting around and letting it fail facilitates the goal of transitioning it to single payer government provided health care. Repealing it would eliminate the need to 'fix' it.
The government has gotten into a lot of areas over the years that they don't belong in. Education is one and so is health care. They need to get out of the places they don't belong and work on the ones they should be working on. The TEA Party is looking better and better all the time. Republicans and Democrats are just two sides of the same tired old coin.
Their is no collapse to any of Comrade Obama's actions to date and that includes all the so-called scandals and the criminal actions of Comrade Obama and his Federal Government.
The only collapse of Comrade Obama might be on the Golf Course; after 36 Holes of Whopping it up over how he is Transforming the USA into a Divided Nation & Third World Nation - How sad!
I hope during this Holiday Season folks still care for an Honest, Moral and Ethical Society; which for some reason has not been evident the last 6 years.
It will never happen if Robert's opinion is weighted very heavily. We already know he will rewrite to fit his interpretation of the law or could it be he doesn't have the balls to go against this administration.
It is easy to call for repeal, but it gets harder when one has to count the votes needed to repeal. To repeal Obamacare takes enough votes to override an Obama veto. That is 2/3 of each house (67 in the Senate and 290 in the House) and there will not be enough votes to do that unless a lot of Democrats change their minds and a bunch of RINOs don't betray the country. As of the next Congress in Jan we will have about 55 in the senate and about 25x in the House, far from enough.
Don't blame the GOP for the failure to repeal as it has never had enough votes because the people did not elect enough of them. Defunding Obamacare was never a real option, because of the confusion in health insurance it would have caused, and if the government did not have the money to pay for health care costs, I doubt that the November "wave" would have happened. Actions have consequences, short and long term, often far beyond what one might think. As I mentioned above, unless a lot of votes shift in Congress, there is no way to repeal it while Obama has the veto power. And if the GOP cannot take both houses in 2016 as well as the WH, it may have to be the pending court cases that cause Obamacare to implode. What the GOP will need to have immediately ready for such an implosion is a substitute for Obamacare that uses market principles. Many have been proposed, but there is no agreement yet on any one of them as far as I know.
Dictator Obama Care has nothing to do with health care, and all to do with stealing money from people.
Obamacare is nothing but trouble ... and the trouble will increase and grow if Obamacare is not "dissolved" and "allowed to collapse".
It will be almost impossible to make all Americans happy with a form of Federal Healthcare .... MOST Americans DO NOT WANT a FEDERALLY controlled ANYTHING in their lives.
If Obama and his corrupt Dems are allowed to continually create deceiving bills and policies, then it will take America THAT MUCH LONGER to completely erase everything that Obama has done ... and that WILL happen. Now that majorities in the both Houses of Congress have the "sway" to fight Obama --- the next two years will be filled with struggles against his treasonous actions against America.
Obama is a corrupt LIAR and he will continue to encourage certain Americans NOT to work with White Americans or anyone other than LYING Democrats. What a COMPLETE FAILURE as a leader of the US.
THE MAN IS A COWARD.....!! STAND UP A DO YOUR JOB YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO....!! Nothing but rubber legs and a yellow spine....!! Sad....!! : (
HE AND HIS BUDDY JOHN BOEHNER ARE NOTHNG MORE THAN PROGRESSIVES DO NOT BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY.