“My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane”
Pretty much says it all doesn’t it?
Most of us have heard about the ‘new edict’ from the White House on not implementing the employer part of Obamacare until 2015. Yes, convenient isn’t it. But, by doing this BO has set a precedent. From Clarice’s Pieces at American Thinker;
Rather than impeaching Mr. Obama for refraining from enforcing ObamaCare, we should confer upon him a medal for admitting that his law is improvident, unenforceable, and, ineluctably, stupid and injurious to the people.
That medal should be conferred visibly, loudly, and repeatedly in public discourse from now through the elections of 2014 and probably all the way to 2016, for it is at the polls that the best, surest, and most resounding remedy will be found.
I call attention to the reference to an observation made by Randy Barnett that appears at the very end of Adler’s post on VC [ed: Volokh Conspiracy]. Mr. Obama himself sets the precedent for a decision by a future President not to enforce ObamaCare in gross.
“We are a country of laws”…except when BO says we aren’t, picking and choosing which ones to enforce. This is exactly why he loses credibility every single time on every single thing he calls his “legacy”. Immigration reform is dead and Obamacare implementation killed it
As bad as that blow to the rule of law was, the Department of Health and Human Services followed it up with 600 pages of regulations Friday, one of which also delayed a requirement that states verify the eligibility information submitted by applicants. Not only is this also not authorized in the statute, but, as National Review’s Yuval Levin notes, it is also an open invitation for those wanting health care subsidies to defraud taxpayers.
“They will simply ignore the parts they don’t like.” “They have shown no respect for traditional Constitutional separation of powers,” Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., told National Review‘s John Fund about the impact of the Obamacare delays on the immigration debate, “and that makes it difficult to pass laws where the fear is that they will simply ignore the parts they don’t like.”
If you want to see MO “Raise the Roof”, there is a “cringe inducing” video over at Weasel Zippers. Warning! the gold dress with the big bow at the waist line is a bit over the top. MO looks like a Christmas package in that get up… Uh-huh….
- Obamacare Subsidies Doled Out Using ‘Honor System’; Billions in Fraud Feared (breitbart.com)
- ObamaCare and Unintended Consequences (commentarymagazine.com)
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