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Manchin Doubts Obama Would Veto Bipartisan Delay of Individual Mandate
Roll Call

Sen. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday that he couldn’t “imagine” President Barack Obama would veto a yearlong delay of the individual mandate that the West Virginia Democrat is working to draft.

In a preliminary move that could jam his own politically vulnerable colleagues, Manchin’s working on a bill to delay the individual mandate under Obamacare by a year, his office confirmed earlier Wednesday.

“I think basically there’s enough movement that this could really be a bipartisan movement to fix it,” Manchin said during an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program on Fox News, specifying that he wouldn’t back efforts that would try to kill the law.

Manchin told O’Reilly he did not foresee a veto of a delay bill “if we’re trying to work together to improve it, to identify the problems that need to be corrected — and those that can’t be fixed you ought to get rid of, but we’ve got to get through that process.”

Vous savez ce qui est ironique dans cette situation ? La principale raison pour laquelle il y a eu un shutdown il y a quelques semaines venait de la volonté des républicains de retarder d’un an la réforme de la santé. Aujourd’hui, on apprend que c’est un démocrate influent, Joe Manchin, qui propose un délai d’un an à cause des ratés de l’Administration Obama. CNN a même appris que tous les sénateurs démocrates qui seront en élection en 2014 appuient ce délai. En bref, les républicains avaient raison sur toute la ligne…