The latest delay in the Obamacare employer mandate is more like something done in a “banana republic” than in a democracy, says conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer.
Appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Monday, Krauthammer was part of a panel discussion on Monday’s delay of the employee mandate for yet another year, taking the issue past this year’s midterm elections.
“The whole idea here that the administration is trying to promote that it’s a timing issue and we’ve got to ease them into this is a farce, ” Krauthammer said. “It’s the substance of it.” In the end, he said, the White House may have to cancel the mandate altogether because it will increase joblessness.
“Generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly,” Krauthammer said. “This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants on any provision.”
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