Obamacare Concession—Individuals Now Exempt


Tea Party Ponders: “Why Did the Government Shutdown in October?”


WOODSTOCK, GA—Tea Party Patriots announced their bittersweet frustration with the administration over the recently discovered exemption to the individual mandate, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.


“Why did President Obama and the Democrats in Congress fight us tooth and nail, and eventually shut down the government last October?” asked Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.  “Last fall, Tea Party Patriots fought tirelessly to Exempt America and to let Congress know that if the law wasn’t good enough for Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Congress, then it certainly wasn’t good enough for the American people.


“We knew the law would cost millions of Americans their health insurance, yet the president disagreed, and even guaranteed that Americans could keep their health care plan if they wanted.  As a result, Washington shut down, costing the American taxpayer billions of dollars, leaving Veterans unable to pay their respects to their fallen brothers, and tourists locked out of the monuments that celebrate America’s greatness.  And for what?  Political points?  The entire shutdown could have been completely avoided had the President considered any opposing viewpoints.


“Now, he’s exempted America via unconstitutional means and sought to usurp Congress’ power to write the laws,” continued Mrs. Martin.  “This two-year delay to the individual mandate only delays the inevitable—Obamacare is a mess and no amount of time will suffice to fix it.


“Tea Party Patriots stands for personal freedom where all Americans are treated equally, assuring our ability to pursue the American dream.  Obamacare stands as an impediment to this dream.”


Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide.  Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.  Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.


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