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Karl Rove former deputy White House chief of staff and senior advisor to president George W.
Bush and Fox News contributor of course joins me now -- Good morning -- you know in that this is another effort by the GOP to try to derail.
Obama care or to delay in this case the individual mandate to have it match up with the employer mandate which has an extra year.
Two -- can we'll work.
Well it will be a talking point let's be honest -- this house is gonna take up two majors this week it'll pass them.
And then they'll go over and die and the senate to two majors are first one by Todd young of Indiana.
That would delay for one year the individual mandate the requirement that as of January 1 individuals have health insurance or pay a fine.
There's a second major sponsor but Tim Griffin of Arkansas.
That would -- that would validate the president's decision to.
Delayed the employer mandate.
For a year this is to draw attention the fact that the president has no statutory authority to delay it for a year or so.
There in essence -- -- thirty gigabytes in this present you didn't have the authority to do it but we're happy to provide it to you.
But both of these measures are political talking points they will -- nowhere in the senate but they help.
Educate the American people about the about the shortcomings of it and will allow the Republicans to make the point.
That the president's decision to delay the employer mandate was all about politics he's worried that a 2014.
He doesn't want to have a lot of companies particularly small businesses.
Starting to have to pay a fine of 2000 dollars for every worker above thirty in their in their worker base their employment base.
For failing to provide health insurance coverage.
-- you know what one of the big issues here is what's the alternative and when you look at the mid term elections which are gonna be.
Right around -- corner before we know it.
Do Republicans need a little bit more to -- run hot and then just well we tried and tried and tried in the house to get this thing to later -- now.
Yeah I think you're absolutely right third in the house is already voted 35 times to repeal Obama care and they're gonna vote twice more this week to delay portions of obamacare that's good.
But it's insufficient and there's a lot of discussion among Republicans on the hill.
About offering an alternative package around which Republicans can rally -- things like allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines.
Allowing small businesses to join together and pool their risks to get the same discounts of big companies get.
Giving the individual the tax advantages wells that companies so that the self employed -- Are better able -- to provide insurance coverage for themselves and their families and so people can take their benefits with them from job to job.
But there's going to be a lot of discussion about that and a lot of people in the house and senate -- Are talking about senator Brosseau in the senate is taking the lead in house certain number of Republicans including Tom price of Georgia.
And bill cast Steve Louisiana who -- laid out exactly those kind of packages my sense is we're likely to see.
Pressure to have those kind of majors brought up and voted upon.
In the fall and into the winter and spring of next year.
This community factor.
Also this letter that was written to Nancy Pelosi and to Harry Reid.
From an interesting source it comes from the Teamsters and other union leaders and they're saying look.
Leaders in the -- capital -- We're not getting what we were promised in this health care law it's turning out to be something that we didn't expect to sign on for.
Yeah it's a very tough letter and some ways it's even more important -- the votes this week.
Late last week three union heads ahead of the Teamsters Jim Hoffa the head of the culinary and hotel workers.
And -- Of love the food and commercial workers mostly people working grocery stores sent a very tough letter to -- -- and read.
But it was also -- at the -- they quoted the president there they said you know the president told us.
That if we liked what we had we could keep it and they then detailed how the Affordable Care Act is making it possible for these unions to keep their nonprofit.
Insurance programs in place for their employees and how.
You know they don't get to subsidies that the that that for profit insurance gets and they also -- taxed roughly 63 dollars a month.
Per employee -- in taxes to the federal government.
Yet they don't get the benefits of of the Affordable Care Act their concern is that this is gonna make unionized workers less attractive.
These companies are gonna dump these these insurance programs run by the unions.
And there and it's going to be less attractive -- unionized workers and -- -- -- they make a very tough statement -- -- say look we provide the phones we provide the workers we provide the election.
Assistance we raise money for you and and this is how you treat -- is a very tough letter.
Yeah it is let me just read one sentence from it says right now unless you -- -- may have to -- -- Harry -- And the Obama administration enact an equitable -- The -- day be Affordable Care Act will shatter.
Not only our hard earned earth health benefits but destroy the foundation of the forty hour work week that is the backbone of the American.
Middle class I mean these are supposed to be you know that the -- Democrats who would have been very supportive of the president's health care plan now yeah.
Yeah exactly and.
Look remember this all comes from one perverse proof provision of the Affordable Care Act which defines a full time employee as somebody who works.
Thirty more than thirty hours a week so I've talked ahead of restaurant company said look I've had a lot of part time people.
And and I know my workforce I got a lot of single moms -- 83435.
Hours a week at my restaurant plus tips in order to make ends meet.
And because of this provision Affordable Care Act he said were put in place -- systems so they don't get any more than thirty hours a week.
And and let's think about those unions the Teamsters the food workers to culinary and hotel people.
Give a lot of part time workers in there and what they're seeing what these union heads are seen as the companies that employ their members are saying okay we're we're we're only -- allow you to have thirty hours you need 35 hours them to make your expenses.
Find you get thirty hours of my restaurant you're gonna have to go someplace else.
And find another 45 hours in tips in order to make your ends meet and that's going to be really difficult situation impact on the -- on those individuals.
I Carl thank you very much we'll see later.
You bet thank you -- the.
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