President Should Support CLASS Act Repeal “Like so many of the policies this President has put in place, the CLASS Act, hasn’t turned out the way the American people were told it would.“... the administration has admitted projections couldn’t
first three years of his presidency never even happened. He refuses to admit the central role his polices have played in prolonging the economic mess we’re in. Instead of leading, he’s biding his time, hoping the public will blame somebody else for the jobs crisis. Instead of acknowledging the effects of his own policies, he’s hoping he can change the subject.
“The problem is, the longer we wait to tackle these problems the harder they’ll be to solve. And frankly, most Americans think their president should be leading that charge, not avoiding it.
“In 2009, President Obama said that rising health care costs were the most pressing fiscal challenge we faced as a nation. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office said government health care costs will double over the next decade.
“So the verdict is in. This administration looked at an area that both parties agree was in critical need of reform and they made it worse. And now, they won’t even admit it. Why? Because it interferes with the President’s re-election strategy. If it’s about him or his policies, he doesn’t want to talk about it. And when it comes to the CLASS Act, it’s easy to see why.
“So I encourage our friends in the House in their efforts today.
“I hope they send this bill over to the Senate on a strong bipartisan vote.
“If the President won’t listen to his own advisors, let’s hope he listens to Congress on the failures of his health care bill. And in particular, on the failures of the CLASS Act.
“If we’re going to replace the President’s health care bill with the kind of common sense reforms the American people really want, repealing the CLASS Act is a good place to start. And, as the House is showing today, if the President refuses to act on this most important issue, Congress will.”