Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Cynicism Is Always The Right Assumption’ For Obama Administration

by NRO Staff

Speaking on Special Report Tuesday night, Charles Krauthammer criticized President Obama’s decision today to delay the implementation of the Obamacare employer mandate until after the 2014 midterm elections.

Krauthammer agreed with the assessment of Senator Barraso, who said in a statement that the decision today reflects the White House’s acknowledgment of the political and policy failures of Obamacare, while cynically shielding democrats from blame for the economic turmoil the employer mandate will bring.

“Cynicism is always the right assumption when dealing with this administration,” said Krauthammer, “the dates are not coincidental.”

Krauthammer argued that the bill’s unpopularity is a product of young people and employers beginning to learn that the reform will dramatically increase their costs to subsidize the old and the sick. He concluded: “The free lunch part of this affair is now over”

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