Skip to comments.ObamaCare Is No Longer A Law (Obama Arrogantly Continues Implementation of Unlawful Measure)
Posted on 02/01/2011 5:26:47 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
The Law: Already bruised and unpopular, ObamaCare has now been issued a death sentence. Yet the White House says it will "proceed apace" with its implementation. Has anyone there heard of checks and balances?
...The measure was already invalidated by the courts once before, the House has overwhelmingly passed a bill to repeal it, insurance companies are bailing out of markets left and right because of its profit-killing mandates and the government has issued Obama-Care waivers by the hundreds...
Despite all this, and with no sense of irony, the White House contends Vinson "overreached" in his decision, vows that the revamping of the world's best health care system will continue and warns states against using the ruling to delay its implementation. What is it about "unconstitutional" that this administration doesn't understand? ...
As a lawyer for the 26 states that sued to block Obama-Care put it: "The statute is dead." That means current regulations,... cannot be enforced. It means that all bureaucratic work on the legislation must be stopped, that funding for programs from the National Health Services Corps to student loans be put on hold and that every working group or panel created by the statute be disbanded. It means that the White House and the Senate, where the Democrats still have a majority and plan to challenge Vinson's ruling with a hearing on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, must act as if ObamaCare does not exist. Anything that it authorized or required must be set aside. The White House plans to appeal Vinson's ruling. But until it asks for a stay and a court grants one, the government should cease and desist from implementing ObamaCare if it's to stay within the bounds of the law. Don't be surprised, though, if it doesn't.
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Pinkos bluff every hand. Nohting stops them but to call their bluff.
Court decision did not issue an injunction and the House measure hasn't been taken up in the Senate.
They didn’t have to , it’s VOID. It’s unconstitutional, so no need...
“Proceed apace” ranks right up there with a “move afoot” in annoying me.
Everywhere I look this evening I see the exec branch defying Congress & the Judicial. How do we enforce the legit demands and how do we call their “bluff?”
Well, I didn’t say we wouldn’t have to shoot a few of them along the way.
Out of the 16 cases brought to court, four decisions have been rendered. Two have said constitutional, two have said unconstitutional. It obviously has to be taken to appeals, then, possibly the Supreme Court before it’s void. Hopefully, it will be found unconstitutional at the highest court soon, but it’s far from over.
“two have said constitutional”
I’m not sure the courts actually stated that in those cases, more like those who brought on the suit lacked standing.
I guess you’ve not read the relevant portion of the decision. Judge Vinson held that as the law had been ruled unconstitutional in toto and was thus void that an injunction would be redundant: there is nothing to enjoin, as the law isn’t a law anymore.
Obama deliberately violated federal law and an Act of Congress by unilaterally canceling the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository program, simply to get Harry Reid re-elected. That violates the clear mandate of Congress in the 1986 Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA). The NWPA is still the law of the land. It mandates that Yucca Mountain programs move forward. But Obama told Congress to f-off, he wasn't going to do it.
It is truly a rogue Administration, recognizing no law other than itself. Congress really needs to step up and take their oaths of office seriously and remedy the situation. It is clear that Obama doesn't take his oath of office seriously. He has violated it repeatedly. We are either governed by the rule of law, or we aren't. It's clear where the Administration stands. Where does Congress stand?
In neither of those cases was the suit brought on constitutional grounds, so the verdict had no bearing on the constitutionality of Obamacare.
Indeed, I believe at least one case was dismissed for "lack of standing".
What would you expect from our lawless & illegitimate executive branch of government?
Actually, district court judge George Caram Steeh (a Clinton employee) contorted to commerce clause to rule it was within congressional constitutional power.
Yes, but the Virgina decision refused to impose an injunction on the grounds the law was not yet in effect.
I wish those drilling companies would just tow those platforms out and start em up. When the Federal Marshals show up at company offices, they (The Marshals) get arrested by Texas State Troopers and transported immediately to the nearest state line and dumped out.
Beg your forgiveness.
No prob. One of the reasons I frequent the site is I learn something new almost everyday.