VIDEO: Fallon Mocks Obamacare Deadline ‘Triumph’

The host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” took a sarcastic swipe at Obamacare on Tuesday night. Despite the president’s spike-the-football end zone dance earlier that day, Jimmy Fallon mocked Obama’s supposed “fairy tale” triumph in signing up 7.1 million Americans on the healthcare exchanges by the March 31 deadline.

“The White House says it has surpassed its goal for people enrolled in Obamacare. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory and fine people if they don’t do it and then keep extending the deadline for months,” Fallon quipped. “It’s like a Cinderella story. It’s just a beautiful thing. You make everyone do it.”

“If you still haven’t enrolled, you might have to pay a penalty called the ‘Individual Shared Responsibility Payment,’ which is one percent of your salary,” he continued. “Then Americans said, ‘Hey, good thing I don’t have a job.’”

If Fallon is in the tank for Obama, it was hard to tell on Tuesday night. The joke was certainly on the president’s disastrous healthcare overhaul.

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Jeff Allen is both a senior editor and columnist for BarbWire. He also serves as senior pastor in a mainline Christian church in Indiana. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jeff is involved in several community ministries.

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