A. Barton Hinkle on GOP Hypocrisy About Mandates


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When the White House announced last week that it was delaying Obamacare's employer insurance mandate by a year, Republicans pounced. For the past four years they have argued the mandate is a disaster waiting to happen, and last week they took the delay as proof they had been right all along.

Clearly, Republicans hate imposing federal mandates on job-creating American businesses, right? Wrong. In fact, writes A. Barton Hinkle, many in the GOP insist on a federal employer mandate with just as much passion – as soon as the subject turns to immigration, where they favor the forced federal imposition of E-verify.