Cowards – Party over Principle and We the People
This pisses me off. Joe, you voted against EXACTLY this 3 weeks ago. You were afraid of your own party and sat silent. We have such wonderful elected ‘leaders’ in this country.
On Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed that he was working on a bill to delay the Obamacare individual mandate. He said in late September that he would support efforts to delay the individual mandate, but this is the first time that Manchin has signified that he will lead a legislative effort toward such a delay.
Manchin’s spokesperson, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin will not back Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) proposal for an indefinite delay to work out insurance exchange glitches, but that he would instead work on a bill “to delay the penalty for a year.”
During the shutdown debate, Manchin voted against delaying the individual mandate in order to preserve the shutdown.
Read the news stories. The Admin KNEW this would be a cluster before the launch and BEFORE the government was shut down over delaying the mandate and yet, they plowed ahead with both They intentionally shut down the government and knowingly force a broken system on the American people – all for politics. Yet, they call the Tea Party extreme for defending the Constition.