As an employer, I felt like a failure when I saw the cancellation notice. As any leader would, I feel an obligation to the men and women who come into my office and work tirelessly every day because they believe in my cause. It’s not enough for me to pay these people a salary – I want them to thrive. I want them to be proud to work for my organization, and I feel frankly ashamed that I can no longer offer them the health insurance plan that they rely on.
But my feelings of shame have given way to anger, because I’m not the leader who failed my employees. Rather, it’s Washington’s failure – and it stems from Obama’s hubris.
In all fairness, there’s plenty of that.