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Imagine: President Romney under fire for changes to ACA

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Here’s a little slice of genius from National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke: Imagine a world in which President Mitt Romney did with his pen and his phone precisely to the Affordable Care Act – you know, Obamacare – what its namesake has done. Imagine the howling from the loyal opposition on the left.

We’ll get you started:

“Washington D. C. — In a move certain to please his conservative supporters and infuriate his critics, President Romney announced this afternoon that his administration would make yet another change to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a terse release, posted without fanfare to the Department of Health and Human Services website, officials revealed that the law’s employer mandate would be suspended until 2016 for all businesses that employ between 50 and 99 people.

“The move comes hot on the heels of news that the agency would not be enforcing the provisions in the law that require Americans to buy approved health insurance until after the next election. Now, as then, a simple explanation was forthcoming. ‘The president won,’ a White House aide told National Review Online. ‘His disdain for the law was ratified by the people. Now he’s going to fundamentally transform it.’

“ ‘This is an utter disgrace,’ griped Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). ‘This law was passed through Congress, signed by the previous president, and upheld by the Supreme Court.’ ”

Now, indulge yourself. Read it all here.


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