Latest GOP Maneuver: Okay, We’ll Open Gov’t If Obama, Biden Get Obamacare
It seems like they’re making it even more personal. They’ve gone from trying to defund Obamacare to legislation that would mandate that President Obama and top administration officials use it.
House Republicans on Tuesday narrowed their attack on Obamacare to the issue of fairness, insisting that President Obama and his top political appointees all have to buy their insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges as part of a new bill to end the government shutdown and extend the federal debt ceiling.
GOP leaders hope to put the bill on their chamber’s floor for a vote later Tuesday, with little time to spare before the Thursday deadline the Treasury Department has set for when it will run out of maneuvering room under the current $16.7 trillion debt ceiling.