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Marco Rubio to Barack Obama: Delay the Mandate, Fix the Website

Posted: October 26, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   by

As the Obamacare fiasco grows worse by the day, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has a sensible suggestion for President Obama:

Support Rubio’s legislation that would postpone the individual mandate under Obamacare until six months after all its enrollment options, including its troubled websites, are certifiably functional.

In a letter to Obama, Rubio said that after certification, Americans would have an additional six months before being subject to the taxes and penalties associated with the individual mandate.

“Americans cannot afford to have the federal government picking their pockets as a punishment for something that was the government’s fault to begin with,” Rubio wrote. “While I certainly remain dedicated to fully repealing and replacing Obamacare, this current measure is about simple fairness and should be above controversy.”

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