Boehner: 'What the Hell Is This, A Joke?'

March 26, 2014 - 12:35 PM

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(CNSNews.com) - Last night brought us yet another delay of Obamacare -- another deadline made meaningless. You know, if he hasn't put enough loopholes in the law already, the administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it.

“What the hell is this, a joke?”

The Health and Human Services Department now says that people who have started the process of applying for Obamacare by March 31 – the end of the open enrollment period – will have an additional two weeks to finish the job.

“Listen, This is part of a long pattern term of this admin manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said at a news conference Wednesday morning. “It's not hard to understand why the American people question this administration’s commitment to the rule of law.”

Boehner noted that the new deadline is April 15 for subscribers who have started the process – “but it’s under the honor system,” he added.

“Democrats passed this law with their own members. Democrats and the president signed it into law.  The dates are the dates and the law is the law. The president doesn't have the ability to change the law whenever he wants -- which he continues to do.”

Asked why Republicans haven't passed their own health care bill, Boehner said his party "has been focused on jobs for three years and three months."

He said it's also important to show people how Republicans would deal with both health insurance and energy issues. "We've got ideas," he said. "We'll continue to roll them out as we develop them."