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GOP Senator: White House using duct tape and chicken wire to make Obamacare fly

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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., explained on Fox News Wednesday night that the Obama administration was frantically trying to make Obamacare work in time for the deadline on October 1.

“The White House truly, they’re frantic, panicked, they’re trying to put this together with chicken wire and duct tape to make it fly on October 1st,” he said to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

Even if the program went forward as planned, Barrasso noted, many Americans would experience “sticker shock” because they would be paying more money than before.

Barrasso also took a dig at Obama for recruiting President Bill Clinton to explain Obamacare to Americans.

“The other point that’s interesting is that Bill Clinton is now going to have to explain to the American people, come September, what the health care law is about,” Barrasso said. “He is being put into pinch-hit because folks have stopped listening to President Obama. He has lost credibility.”

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