Now that he’s retiring, top Democrat lawmaker admits Obamacare won’t work

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Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, top ranked U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has suddenly lost faith in Obamacare, saying he doesn’t think “we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.”

Moran, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection, criticized Obamacare in an interview with American University Radio, according to The Daily Caller.

“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up,” Moran said last week. “I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations. But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”

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“And, frankly, there’s some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young,” he would add.

The 12-term Democrat who sits on the Appropriations Committee voted for the Affordable Care Act. And while he doesn’t believe enough young people will be participating, Moran had little advice to offer President Obama.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he said. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”

A comment that brings to mind the image of rats jumping from a sinking ship.

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