Sen. Shaheen runs from Obamacare as it collapses
It couldn't be more apparent; Sen. Shaheen and others who are directly responsible for forcing Obamacare on us are beginning to cave under pressure out of fear for their own political careers.
While Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire does commend Sen. Shaheen for finally listening to many Granite Staters who have known the implementation of Obamacare would be disastrous for years now, her politically-motivated request for just an enrollment delay is only the tip of the iceberg. An extension of the open enrollment period does nothing to remedy the underlying disaster of the law she voted for, especially due to regulations and taxes within Obamacare's Individual Mandate, which has yet to be delayed.
We caught up with Sen. Shaheen this morning and asked her twice whether she has given any thought to "delaying the Individual Mandate."
In her first response, while she reinforces her support for the failing law, she never once says that she would be opposed to delaying the Individual Mandate. When we pressed her for a more clear answer a second time and directly asked her if there is "a situation you can foresee where we could, later on in the year maybe, if things still 'aren't working,' we could push off the mandate?" Sen. Shaheen responded by saying "well, I think we have to keep seeing what happens."
Video can be viewed here:
"With the Employer Mandate already delayed, her remarkably open-ended response to our questions regarding a delay of the Individual Mandate this morning shows that Sen. Shaheen is seeing the disaster her vote for the failing law could cause her career. As someone who was once an enthusiastic supporter of Obamacare, it is noteworthy to watch Sen. Shaheen run away from it as it falls apart during its implementation. While she might make every effort to distance herself from Obamacare in 2013, Granite Staters know that it was her deciding vote in the U.S. Senate in 2009 that forced it upon them."