Friday, January 06, 2017

Are Republicans are getting skittish on repealing Obamacare?

The Washington Post reports:
Politics can sometimes resemble a smoldering pile of broken promises. And the GOP's long-standing pledge to repeal Obamacare on Day One of a GOP administration is suddenly looking like it might be thrown on the heap.

Over the past 24 hours, several GOP senators made big news by urging their party to actually hold off on repealing Obamacare until a replacement can be crafted.

“I think when we repeal Obamacare we need to have the solution in place moving forward,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said on Chuck Todd's MSNBC show. “Again, the solution may be implemented in a deliberate fashion, but I don't think we can repeal Obamacare and say we'll get the answer two years from now.”

Joining Cotton in this sentiment are Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) — the latter who joined the crowd Friday morning by saying, “Repeal and replacement should take place simultaneously.”
Nothing is better than ObamaCare.