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Exempt Registered Democrats From Obamacare

Congress is onto something. Recognizing that support for Obamacare could precipitously collapse if our nation’s legislators and their staffers have to live by the law, Congress has moved to exempt itself from the exchanges. So far, so good, yet the problem runs deeper. Grassroots Democrats are likely to rebel as well once they face the exchanges.

The obvious solution is to exempt registered Democrats from Obamacare. That means support for the new law stays strong, and builds a huge registration edge for the Democrats to boot.

What’s in it for Republicans? Obviously, with so many Americans exempt from the law, the tax burden Republicans rightly worry about will be substantially eased. Everybody wins!

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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