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Well Capitol -- sticking elbow action on obamacare as we await to key votes in the house which could delay provisions of the massive health care law.
It's the 38 time the GOP has tried to eliminate defund or scale back the program since it took control of the house in 2011.
-- all this comes amid house hearing on what sparked the delay of the employer mandate in the first place and it got pretty heated listen to.
-- -- philosophy that tough you're not making the representation.
That the employer mandate is going the way it's supposed to you're not saying that are you.
Congressman this is a very.
Legislate it wasn't supposed to be like this right.
It wasn't supposed to be that there was a release of a blog post.
That said it's it's it's going to be delayed so you're not you're not going down that cul-de-sac.
Joining us now Bob Cusack the managing editor of the hill we know the administration already wants to delay the implementation.
Of the employer mandate what is the house hoping to gain.
By essentially endorsing that proposal.
What I mean Republicans are going on offense here the employer mandate delay it's embarrassing for the White House and remember that the bill actually passed in 2010 so they've had years.
To put this together it's very complicated -- the White House has said we'd rather do it right.
Then just do it soon so that the Republicans interesting argument they're using here is that.
Democrats are beholden to special interests and businesses.
Using Republicans are are associated with.
With businesses that they're saying well why it delayed the employer mandate.
But not the individual mandate so what -- Republicans are doing today on the house floor again try to have a even -- -- they say if you can delay it from players also delay it for individuals not -- -- John here is that even though the Obama restoration.
Has delayed the employer mandate for a year the bill that would do that house Republican bill that would do that.
Was that White House has threatened to veto that legislation so.
They just say it's unnecessary Republicans say they're gonna give the authority to the president because he overstepped his bounds by even doing -- without -- You put congress' permission on right the president is supposed to enforce the law the laws that congress passes that's one of the arguments the -- first well not first but it's on the early indications that this thing was not going to well.
Came when senator Max Baucus had this to say back in mid April with some.
I just tell you.
I just see huge train wreck coming to -- you know I've discussed this many times and I don't see any results yet.
And so then according to some of the headlines we've grabbed that it went this way guest editor S senator from -- Harry Reid said.
More funding needed to prevent Obama care from becoming.
That train -- that's what.
There you reported in the hill on May first of this year.
-- part timers to lose pay amid the health accounts new -- from the LA times also in May.
Like your health care policy you may be losing it said the Associated Press back on May twenty ninth.
And then the union letter from union leaders obamacare will destroy the very health and wellbeing of workers that's.
In the Wall Street Journal just a couple of days ago and then.
More restaurants will replace full timers concerned about insurance that also from the journal a couple of days ago.
-- them the press on this thing Bob is not looking good for the administration.
Now it is now looking to John and when you have one of the -- senator baucus -- going to be train -- you know it's not a good situation and so far and implementation and it's so far so bad for the administration that they have some time enrollment starts.
And all these other issues whether it's Ben Ghazi.
Or the NSA -- -- IRS I think that if Obama camp limitation those very well that's gonna be a boon for Democrats in 2014 election but if it goes badly.
That's what's going to be active at that time in the fall 2014 and that could help Republicans win back control of the senate if it is in fact.
A train wreck while Republicans are cynics or whatever -- has said that part of the reason they believe the administration wants to delay in the employer mandate implementation is because it's going so badly and they don't want Democrats to Democrats to get heard of them at the vote ballot box.
-- now that's right I mean touch a couple Republicans months ago.
And they privately predicted that there would be some type of delay until after the election then and death you know if that proved to be accurate because they don't want.
Obama -- to hurt the economy and to hurt jobs and that was the threat to businesses came to the White House and said.
Listen you're gonna have to make our full time employees part time it's.
It's going to be a problem.
And that obviously could be a fiasco.
In election year so the White House made the call let's delay it for a year.
Until after the elections those seem to be some of the same concerns that the unions are now expressing Bob Cusack.
From hill Bob thank you.
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