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The GOP negotiations with President Obama continue. Some of what the Republicans are demanding is idiotic beyond belief. Dumb. Like, Bette Midler stupid.

In addition to giving the Democrats a debt ceiling increase, the GOP is reportedly demanding this:

In exchange, Republicans were seeking what they called a few “fig leafs” — minor adjustments to Obama’s new health-care initiative. The first would delay for two years a 2.3-percent tax on medical devices that is unpopular in both parties. The second would require internal auditors to ensure that people who get tax subsidies to buy health insurance are in fact eligible.

Another option under consideration but not included in the latest draft would reduce the number of workers required to receive health coverage from an employer, by changing the definition of a full-time worker from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week.

Bad. Idea.

This would be nothing short of incredibly stupid. Make the Democrats own Obamacare in full — it either gets repealed, or nothing. Yes, the medical device tax is going to cost a lot of jobs, but that’s the way Obama’s “signature achievement” was written. Ditto for the number of hours that constitutes “full time.” Even if these things are changed, guess what? Obamacare is still going to be a disaster, but then it will be one the Republicans will have their fingerprints on.

I can already hear Obama, Carney and their water carriers in the press: “Well, it would have worked and the law would have paid for itself just fine if the Republicans hadn’t insisted on screwing with the works just because they hate Obama, don’t want kids to have health care and insisted on tax breaks for big corporations.”

The Republicans are being monumentally dumb by essentially offering Obama, Reid and Pelosi a scapegoat — even an “out” — from full responsibility for the ultimate train wreck that is Obamacare. Not a single Republican voted for the ACA. The Dems own it in full. I’ll personally give John Boehner a pack of smokes and a tin of bronzer if he leaves it that way, but I don’t think he will.

Comments

36 Responses to “GOP Suicide Watch: Why the #*@! are the Republicans Considering an Offer to Take Partial Ownership of Obamacare?”

  1. Granny55 on October 12th, 2013 1:52 pm

    They are reading, watching and believing the lame stream media reports about how evil they are. Like I said – what is the name of our new party?

  2. Michelle Malkin | Senate Dems reject proposal from noted right-wing extremists Susan Collins and Joe Manchin « on October 12th, 2013 3:44 pm

    [...] I can’t understand why the GOP is insisting on putting any fingerprints on the train wreck that is the ACA — all [...]

  3. Senate Dems reject proposal from noted right-wing extremists Susan Collins and Joe Manchin | Tony Johnson on October 12th, 2013 3:57 pm

    [...] I can’t understand why the GOP is insisting on putting any fingerprints on the train wreck that is the ACA — all [...]

  4. Senate Dems reject proposal from noted right-wing extremists Susan Collins and Joe Manchin | PolitiTalk on October 12th, 2013 4:17 pm

    [...] I can’t understand why the GOP is insisting on putting any fingerprints on the train wreck that is the ACA — all [...]

  5. patti on October 12th, 2013 5:43 pm

    Here's a hint….

    "So I say call these guys out and expose the fact that they no longer control any conservative movement because they’re not the voice of the people. See, some of these Wall Street guys basically want to use the GOP for three things: They want low taxes for themselves; they want lots of cheap foreign labor (aka blanket amnesty); and they want to be safe (though most won’t send their own kids to fight our wars, they don’t want anyone blowing up buildings in Manhattan; so they’re all for sending our sons and daughters to whatever foreign hell hole beckons to make sure the bad guys stay off our soil)."

    …"the day the GOP machine abandons the grassroots patriot – the heart and soul of the party who actually gets people elected – is the day the GOP elephant is extinct."
    "This keeps up and I’m not sticking around to watch it happen," Palin said.
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/10/breitbart-

    Today Gov. Palin is campaigning for Lonegan in NJ with Mark Levin…
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/10/governor-p

    UPDATE:
    Governor Palin Headed to D.C. to See Vets!
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/10/lonegan-ra

  6. Senate Dems reject proposal from noted right-wing extremists Susan Collins and Joe Manchin on October 12th, 2013 7:45 pm

    [...] I can’t understand why the GOP is insisting on putting any fingerprints on the train wreck that is the ACA — all [...]

  7. ChapBix on October 12th, 2013 8:16 pm

    The GOP will definitely be the party of DUMB if they cave to Obama and Reid's demands.

  8. Marshall_Will on October 12th, 2013 9:59 pm

    "The first would delay for two years a 2.3-percent tax on medical devices that is unpopular in both parties."

    ( I wonder 'why'? ) So it's unpop w/ both so we'll just de-lay… it for another year or two until we can orchestrate another one of Doug and MM's fave tactic, the Friday Doc Dump going into a 3-day weekend…

    Reality is; for all the finger pointing Dimmoprogs have done for the last 20+ years over U.S corporations offshoring jobs by the millions! ( cuzz' I know it's everyone's dream to work 3rd shift in a call center? ) Dim's have managed to scuttle REAL paying jobs in a FRACTION the time.

    Is Eric CANTOR behind this Epic Cave again..?

  9. Marshall_Will on October 12th, 2013 10:01 pm

    And we kept Boehner around WHY again..? The med. device tax was DOA. How did it find this incredible second [zombie] life?

  10. Marshall_Will on October 12th, 2013 10:07 pm

    So… we're not going to put you over the bike rack 'today'.., just at 'some' point over the next two years! Just in case your very corporate lives haven't been dangling by a THREAD enough.

    Guys, in the corp. world, you may prod. DUMP or trim the headcount over an 8 qtr. window but what EVER you do.., it won't be innovate. The lead times on these medical devices are more reminiscent of IBM's early days. Think room-sized ( tube driven ) 'computers' that delivered 2+2 via a nixie tube. Then add the freaking ADDITIONAL layer of FDA Approval and..?

  11. Senate Dems reject proposal from noted right-wing extremists Susan Collins and Joe Manchin | Michelle Malkin on October 13th, 2013 8:11 am

    [...] I can’t understand why the GOP is insisting on putting any [...]

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