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After refusing to negotiate and causing a shutdown, more Democrats now want...

#1_Upgrayedd_Posted 10/25/2013 12:17:08 PM
...to extend the deadline for Obamacare penalties.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=KJLTkig8

WASHINGTON (AP) - After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama's health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline, and one senator wants to delay the penalty for not complying.

Six Senate Democrats up for re-election next year have proposed delaying the new March 31 deadline for applying for coverage while the program's problems are ironed out. A seventh, West Virginia's Joe Manchin, is co-authoring a bill to postpone the $95 penalty for people who fail to meet the deadline for acquiring insurance.

While their proposals are short on details, all argue that it's not fair to hold millions of Americans accountable for buying insurance when the primary instrument for enrollment - the HealthCare.gov website - has prevented many people from doing it.

Even the law's biggest boosters are aggravated that enrollment process for the national health care law they had hoped to tout on the 2014 campaign trail has gotten off to such a bad start.

"If we want this law to work, we've got to make it right, we've got to fix it," Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., one of the law's leading authors, said at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Thursday on the sign-up problems.

Contractors for the health insurance website told the committee the government failed to thoroughly test the complex enrollment system before its Oct. 1 launch. The system crashed as soon as consumers tried to use it. A web of confusing deadlines and penalties for not obtaining health insurance persists.

As Democrats began to fret about the political consequences ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, the administration late Wednesday said it was granting what amounts to a six-week filing extension. The March 31 deadline for having insurance became the new deadline for applying for it...

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#2mrplainswalkerPosted 10/25/2013 12:20:26 PM
After refusing to repeal a law in exchange for a functioning government, more Democrats now want...

Fixed your title for you, so that it's more accurate.
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#3Nirvna9Posted 10/25/2013 12:21:57 PM
Because this is part of the legislative cycle and the time to make these kinds of decisions. You don't make them when you are cutting the check for things you allready spent. That is extortion.
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#4_Upgrayedd_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/25/2013 12:24:40 PM
Nirvna9 posted...
Because this is part of the legislative cycle and the time to make these kinds of decisions.


Especially when you're trying to eliminate the Republican/Democrat oligarchy and replace it with a Democrat monopoly.
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#6y2jay15944_GFPosted 10/25/2013 12:26:12 PM
This is why I never understood the shutdown.

Why fight Obamacare when it's just going to keep getting delayed for seemingly all eternity....
#7TaiIs82Posted 10/25/2013 1:48:21 PM
Republicans are just ahead of their time, what can I say.
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#8SpawnShadowPosted 10/25/2013 2:09:25 PM
TaiIs82 posted...
Republicans are just ahead of their time, what can I say.


Tails82 now believes that time is moving in reverse.
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#9IamvegitoPosted 10/25/2013 2:18:42 PM
He's got two Ds for a double dose of his stupid posting.
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#10Irvy_and_SelphyPosted 10/25/2013 2:21:41 PM
_Upgrayedd_ posted...
Nirvna9 posted...
Because this is part of the legislative cycle and the time to make these kinds of decisions.


Especially when you're trying to eliminate the Republican/Democrat oligarchy and replace it with a Democrat monopoly.


In your current U.S. politics, a Democrat monopoly might very well be better. Of course, the best solution would be to fix the Republican party, get rid of all the crazies in there, the Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann that lives in their world. But that's not the job of the Democrats to make the GOP's nutjobs to go away!

In fact, the GOP is the only one to blame for the GOP's own demise! Do we ever hear a sane GOP speak now, except maybe Chris Christie, and even him we don't hear that much about anymore! The Democrats are not the one who put all those crazy in the Republican side: They invited them in! (note: I'm starting a new conspiracy that states that the Democrats are actually the one who put all those people in the GOP to discredit the party! ^_^ )
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