Only Democrats in Congress Will Be Briefed on Rollout of Obamacare

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Satirical photo of Mr. Obama kicking the GOP elephant off the cliff.

There will be a closed door session at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday to brief Congress for the first time about the issues surrounding the Obamacare enrollment system, but only Democrats are invited to attend.

Mr. Obama seems to think we have a one-party system of government.

The American public is similarly left out. We are only being told that ‘talent’ is being brought in to fix the healthcare.gov site and that Mr. Obama knew nothing about the website’s problems. He always knows nothing.

Sebelius announced in a blog post on the HHS website that she is bringing in top talent from Silicon Valley which would have been a good idea two years ago. She wrote,

“This new infusion of talent will bring a powerful array of subject matter expertise and skills, including extensive experience scaling major IT systems. This effort is being marshaled as part of a cross-functional team that is working aggressively to diagnose parts of HealthCare.gov that are experiencing problems, learn from successful states, prioritize issues, and fix them.”

In an interview with Sanjay Gupta on CNN, Sebelius said that Mr. Obama didn’t know about the problems with the website and that she herself only knew a couple days after the launch.

John Boehner and Republicans in Congress are being punished by a dictatorial President with a get-even mentality and will be kept out of the loop as a result. They will not be given information about the website problems.

We have never had a president like this who completely ignores the opposition party and half the people in the nation.

Boehner would like to be briefed.

“Far too much information about Obamacare’s rollout is being concealed from the public,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said. “All members – as well as the American people – deserve answers for this debacle. That’s why we have asked the administration to provide the same briefing to House Republicans. This snub is all the more offensive after Secretary Sebelius declined to testify at a House hearing this week. It’s time for the Obama administration to honor its promises of transparency and face some accountability.”

Mr. Obama will only deal with the Democrats in Congress and he barely deals with them.  He continues to completely ignore the Separation of Powers which serves as a foundation for our system of government.

He once said he envied the Chinese because they didn’t have to deal with Congress. Has he found a way to bring his ideal Chinese model of government to the United States?

More information at WaPo

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