Don’t Forget: Obamacare is Still Super Unpopular

Posted: May 27, 2013 1:30 PM
Don’t Forget: Obamacare is Still Super Unpopular

These numbers aren’t necessarily new, of course, but they are a nagging and constant reminder that the president’s “Affordable” Care Act is and will likely continue to be deeply unpopular:

A majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare as the administration begins to roll out the landmark healthcare law, according to a poll released Monday.

The CNN/ORC International poll found that 54 percent opposed the healthcare reforms, with 43 percent supporting the law.

The poll finds that 35 percent oppose the healthcare law because it is “too liberal,” with 16 percent saying the law is not liberal enough.

Nearly three-quarters of Democrats say they back the law with only 16 percent of Republicans in favor, highlighting a sharp partisan divide.

In case you weren’t worried enough about what might happen when Obamacare is fully implemented next year – one Democratic Senator has even admitted that he’s expecting a “train wreck” – the same bureaucrat who oversaw the targeting of conservative political organizations at the IRS will oversee the implementation and enforcement of Obamacare. What could go wrong? Via Guy Benson:

The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.

Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.

Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit. …

As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.

“Fully repealing ObamaCare will help us build a stronger, healthier economy, and will clear the way for patient-centered reforms that lower health care costs and protect jobs,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said.

Despite how many times Congressional Republicans vote to overturn this expensive and job-crushing health care law, Democrats won’t budge. But perhaps they’ll wish they had if and when election season rolls around and they’re tossed out of office.

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