Secure in the mandate that he was given in a landslide victory over Mitt Romney earlier this month, President Barack Obama is making it very clear to Republicans that his signature achievement, The Affordable Care Act — or as it’s affectionately known as, Obamacare — will not be thrown out to avoid the fiscal cliff, reports Talking Points Memo.
Tax increases and spending cuts loom large in the coming year and in true Republican fashion, House Speaker John Boehner has reversed his reversal on attempting to repeal the massive health overhaul:
The tactics of our repeal efforts will have to change. But the strategic imperative remains the same. If we’re serious about getting our economy moving again, solving our debt and restoring prosperity for American families, we need to repeal Obamacare and enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that start with lowering the cost of health care.
In an interview with ABC following the election, Boehner said that Obamacare was “the law of the land” and had no more intentions on trying to repeal.
As the floundering conservatives attempt to find out just what they need to do and who they need to pander to in order win elections, more reversals and flips-flops of this nature should be expected.