Obama’s Options Now

Bob Laszewski’s take on the latest Obamacare change from his invaluable blog:

The administration really has three options:

  1. Full speed ahead — enforce all of the original rules. Just take the political heat believing you have crafted a system that will work. This is what they have been telling us for almost four years now!
  2. Do a comprehensive and rational fix that provides for a modified system for everyone learning from the mistakes that were made.
  3. Let it unravel one step at a time caving in to every constituency that threatens a vulnerable Democratic Senator and end up with a worse mess.

Looks to me like they are on track for number three. Ironically, I don’t think these delays will do the Democrats one bit of good for their vulnerable Senators. These aren’t permanent fixes and these concessions will just reinvigorate the people complaining that their cause is justified.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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