Meet the Obamacare Thirteen.

I got passed this amusing little list of equivocators:

  • Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07)
  • Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01)
  • Congressman John Carney (DE-AL)
  • Congressman Gerry Connelly (VA-11)
  • Congressman John Delaney (MD-06)
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01)
  • Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08)
  • Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11)
  • Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06)
  • Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03)
  • Congressman Daniel Lipinski (IL-03)
  • Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

They apparently represent the thirteen Democrats who voted YES on delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate for a full year, but NO on doing the same for Obamacare’s individual mandate (see more here).  Which is to say: YES on helping out corporate entities, and NO on regular working families.

Now, I can easily understand the idea of voting Yes on both: after all, Obamacare is going to be a train-wreck, if and when it ever finally gets implemented.  And I can actually understand the idea of voting No on both: the Democratic party officially disagrees with my assessment of Obamacare, after all.  But to vote for easing the burden on large companies, only to then cavalierly vote against giving the same relief to families… well.  I guess that every single one of those Representatives are already looking towards 2014, and deciding that the first order of business is to secure those crucial campaign contributions…

Moe Lane

3 thoughts on “Meet the Obamacare Thirteen.”

  1. And any and all challengers to these 13 should bring up this point early and often.

    Voting NO to delay employer and YES to delay individual makes twisted sense, too. But this is just crazy.

  2. Bruce Braley is running for Senate in Iowa, if the GOP were even halfway competent they’d start roasting him for throwing the working man under the bus. As is they haven’t even been able to get a candidate to run.

  3. YES on helping out corporate entities, and NO on regular working families.
    A particularly good point, since “working families” is a Democrat/Progressive dog whistle. Use their own propaganda against them!

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