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Republicans criticize Obamacare delay, but don’t want to overturn it

02/10/2014 5:19 PM

02/10/2014 5:40 PM

Legislators from Kansas and Missouri appear quite unhappy that the Obama administration has decided to delay parts of the business mandates

in the Affordable Care Act again.

But note well: None appears so upset that he or she wants the IRS to actually reverse itself and

speed up

enforcement of the business mandate.

Here’s a sample or two:


Sam Graves

: “Many companies are confused and perplexed by all of the changes and delays to the law, and today’s decision doesn’t help. Small businesses — and all Americans — don’t need another postponement, they need a better law.”


Kevin Yoder

, in a tweet: “#ACA employer mandate delayed for mid-sized businesses today. American families should have the same treatment.”


Roy Blunt, in a tweet: “RT if you think the Obama Admin should exempt all Americans from #ObamaCare.”


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