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Senator slams president on Obamacare

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
WASHINGTON – Senator Mitch McConnell slammed President Obama on the Senate floor Thursday regarding the President’s latest pivot speech and the need for real solutions to grow the economy and create jobs.

“Going around telling people Obamacare’s ‘working the way it’s supposed to,’ or that it’s ‘fabulous’ or ‘wonderful,’ as several of our Democrat friends have done – well, that doesn’t change reality. It’s just words,” McConnell said. “It doesn’t change the fact that recent surveys show only 13 percent of Americans now believe the law will help them. Or that about half believe it will make things worse for the middle class. Or that actuaries are now predicting cost increases of 30 percent or more in my home state of Kentucky.

“Just last week, as I often do, I met with employers from around Kentucky who expressed continued concerns about the impact this law will have on their operations. They want the Democrats who run the Senate to follow the House’s lead in delaying Obamacare for everyone – both businesses and individuals. They know it just makes sense to do so. And I know they want the President to sign the bill when it passes.”

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