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Phil Kerpen: Repealing The Individual Mandate Is A Budget Deal Winner September 4, 2013

Syria has taken over the top of the agenda, but very soon Congress will necessarily return to high stakes fiscal negotiations, not just over the continuing resolution to fund the government, but also over the federal debt ceiling. Speaker John Boehner is committed to the principle that has so effectively constrained discretionary spending since the historic summer 2011 deal: debt ceiling increases must be matched dollar-for-dollar with new spending cuts.  At the top of the spending cut priority list should be elimination of the most widely hated aspect of the new health care law: the individual mandate.

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