Obama Lampoons GOP as 'Coldhearted'

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 07:33 AM

By Elliot Jager

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President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail with an appearance at the University of Michigan where he ridiculed Republican efforts to repeal his signature healthcare plan, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The president's mood was spirited  having announced on April 1 that some 7 million people had enrolled in Obamacare. He pilloried Republicans saying that they had "one original idea" which was to repeal his healthcare law "because they haven't tried that 50 times."

Obama continued: "Fifty times they tried to do that," Politico reported.

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He said Republican policies were "not necessarily coldhearted" before going on to attack GOP opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Opposing the increase was the Republican equivalent of yelling "Get off my lawn!" at young people, the president said, according to the Times.

Having just ordered a lunchtime sandwich at a local delicatessen, Obama said that if the GOP economic plan were a sandwich "they'd have to call it the Stinkburger or the Meanwich."

He called the latest budget plan put forth by Republican leaders a replay of the their 2012 campaign script, "like that movie 'Groundhog Day,' except it's not funny."

Obama said repealing the Affordable Care Act would "take away health care coverage not only for 7 million Americans who have done the right thing, signed up, bought health care for their families, but also the young people that are able to stay on their parents' plan," according to Politico.

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