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Posted on 10/01/2013 6:43:03 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
A Florida orthodontist sued the Obama administration on Tuesday, insisting that the White House must abandon changes it has made on its own to the Affordable Care Act, instead obeying the letter of the law as Congress passed it.
The administration has made several tweaks to the Obamacare law, including a one-year delay of a measure that requires companies with 50 or more employees to offer them health insurance or pay financial penalties.
The law specifies an exact date when that feature is to go into effect January 1, 2014 but the White House announced in July that it would push that date back, angering some in Congress who saw the move as a unilateral power grab.
The lawsuit, filed by Dr. Larry Kawa, claims that the regulatory changes violate the Administrative Procedure Act and go beyond President Obamas constitutional powers.
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Why wait until today - ? Standing?
Now that it’s open?
glad to see someone getting after those criminals trying to ruin our country.
the law is supposed to be equal, this socialist health care is not
‘President Obama would delay the damage of his health care scheme until after the 2014 congressional elections,’ said the group’s president, Tom Fitton. ‘But politics do not trump the Constitution or the rule of law. And to paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant, the best way to ensure the repeal of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’
Along with that, revoke ALL the exceptions to the law that Barky has granted to his buddies. The law MUST be enforced as written.
I keep hearing Reid say “it’s the law of the land,” so it needs to be enforced as such.
Right On! The guy is Correct. Changes to the Law were not Passed and deemed Constitutional.
Yep. I look forward to a thousand similar stings.
Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.
If they don’t stop him now, he’s going to continue to rewrite Obamacare in whatever ways he likes, to suit his redistributionist agenda.
That picture of Reid and Pelosi? Gross!!!
Aside from that - I commend him for trying. But with this Admin......sigh.
And PigFace is in it, too. Ack!
One was that there are now 1,472 waivers to 0Care...(where's our exemption?), and...that the law being rolled out today is NOT even the same law that was originally *passed* (forced). In other words, they're enforcing a law that was not even passed. It's really NOT the law of the land.
I looked for the tape of it, as it really deserves it's own thread. Amazing.
How do we join the suit? I, and I'm sure, millions of other conservatives would even contribute monthly to hire the best legal firms in the country to challenge unconstitutional overreach.
It's time that the elected criminals be held to account and be impeached or fired for gross abuse of citizens' Constitutional protections, under color of authority, or for mythical national security...
Does he have the standing to sue? I don’t see it.
“Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.”
Dr. Kawa has it right. Have you noticed Boehner’s strategy is to demand the same treatment for individuals as what Obama illegally gave companies, rather than demanding Obama obey the law?
Have you noticed the strategy is a one year delay, pushing consequences past the next election?
Boehner is just Obama in a costume.
I wish it had worked that way with the IRS and taxes. They’ve just increased their encroachment over the years, unstoppable as a juggernaut.
I wish some of the most articulate speakers amongst House Republicans would hammer that point.
They swallowed the bait, not set the hook in deep. If this works out the GOP could be a majority party for a generation or more. We’re the party that cured the county of Obamanomics. That’s our legacy.
It’s fairly easy to go to a market based health care system from here. Just by using the Commerce Clause appropriately you can break interstate barriers to trade, allow people to buy insurance anywhere in the country, really the world and generate an enormous amount of competition in the healthcare market.
Remember you don’t need health insurance, just access to healthcare. Technology will solve a ton of these problems in the next five years or so.
Yep. That’s why I’d like to find the video of just that interview. It needs to be tweeted/emailed/FB’d to ALL Repub Reps.
Why not, as an individual he is required to either have adequate insurance or pay a fine. Nero exempted others. He is being treated differently.
I’ve been wondering when this suit would be filed. I think it’s a winner, although they will probably find some way that no one has “standing” to challenge Obama’s unlawful actions.
Good to see. All avenues need to be used. Some weaselly judge will find everything lawful based on the hundreds of ‘the secretary shall...’ in the law. Basically, the legislative branch has relinquished their own power to the executive branch. Hopefully the five Supremes will restore order.
DITTO. If Congress can get a deal with Obama to exempt them from a law. Today healthcare exemption, tomorrow Congress can commit rape, murder and theft??!!!
>> She mentioned a couple of things that Mark said “brilliant” to
Heard that too.
Can a TAX be waived?
I heard Betsy McCaughey's interview with Mark tonight. 'Brilliant' is exactly right. Congress gave Obama one law, but he's enforcing something of his own creation. Something that he has no authority whatsoever to do.
This is a position that the Republicans in Congress need to take up immediately, and push every chance they get. Obama is using the ACA as a sort of template to do whatever the hell he wants, while calling it "the law". It's no such thing.
Hope it gets fast-tracked.
Standing seems to be a tough thing to get when it’s Obastard.
Real live Electors (from the Electoral College) who cast the official, constitutional votes for President in 2008 were denied standing, and they had to vote for him! If the Electoral College doesn’t have standing to sue Obastard over the Birth Certificate issue, who has standing for anything?
I’m afraid the good Orthodontist is not going to get anywhere with this. But I certainly wish him good luck.
They can just provide strict enforcement like they do with immigration.
You do know that if any of that happens, the media and low-informations will credit The Won?
Seems right. I think this goes back to the Supremes assuming they ruled on the original bill. Obamas changes impact the character of the original bill.
This needs to go out to ALL Pubbie's, immediately. The dims and McShamer's keep saying "it's the law of the land" to "get over it, it's the law" or "elections have consequences"...they are categorically wrong. What's being enforced, beginning today, IS NOT THE LAW!
Why do we always ascribe superhuman skills to the enemy? They’re in a bind. Obama’s out and Reid’s out saying “No Compromise”. Along comes the GOP House and compromises, over and over and over again.
At some point the Dems have to break. Then what? What will Obama do? Veto it again? Eventually, it ends up on his lap.
I am relaxed. I’m just saying if any of the great things you describe come to pass, Obastard will get the credit. (I’ll keep the good fortune, though. Not stupid...lol)
Have you seen Obama’s latest polling numbers. He was weak in 2012 and cheated his way to victory. He’s crippled now and Obamacare will seal his fate. We need him to take the Dems with him. Take care.
It's HIGH TIME someone brought a lawsuit on those grounds.
The one year delay for businesses is well within the law,
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy created from this Law:
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)
is what to search for more info.
I expect Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to pick this up and run with it pretty quickly. In addition, conservative talk radio needs to start hammering it day and night, until Obama and the Dems choke on it.
We've got to use everything in our arsenal to stop this beast, and this one is a MOAB.
You may be right on this, but most of the waivers violate the Equal Protection clause.
Agreed. You take care too.....
Congress really needs to call Obama out on his illegal selective enforcement (read: changes) to Obamacare.
Why aren’t they?
I wish the House Republicans would come out with any point.
Where the hell are they?
I've been watching MSM coverage of the shut down.
The sound of the crickets chirping from the Republican side is deafening.
All day long the news media has been so called reporting:
"THE SKY IS FALLING!!
THE SKY IS FALLING!!!
WOE IS US, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!
"AND IT'S ALL THE REPUBLICAN'S FAULT!!!
The MSM barely mentions why the government is shut down, much less cover anything about the many O care contraversies.
The Republicans should know by now , that our so called "press" will never cover their side/point of view. They should have already devised a way to get their message out to the people, in spite of media attempts to block and distort it.
The NSA has the goods on the Supreme Court Justices.
Why arent they?
Mike Lee spoke at length on this topic during the 21 hour non-filibuster of Ted Cruz, as well as on the unconstitutional rewrite by the Supreme Court. I was surprised that we have not heard any more on this subject.
Oh really. well these 'bold' Republicans have been reduced to passing a bill delaying parts of ObamaCare and the dems seem to be holding the cards. so both sides want to delay it?
Republicans should have hug tough with defunding ObamaCare and not pinned their last stand on simply delaying it which may actually help dems in the 2014 elections. The whole thing is a joke and the pubs will cave within a week. I am not even sure what Boehner is 'fighting' for at this point - a delay in ObamaCare?
If you watched the Fox lineup tonight did you notice how far behind the curve the hosts and their so-called conservative guests and analysts are?
It's amazing that Free Republic posters and Mark Levin are communicating to us and to the public up-to-date analysis, numbers, costs, facts, illegalities, lies, perversions, violations, slights-of-hand and horrific consequences abounding in and around the Unaffordable Health Care Act that other hosts, pundits, analysts and the like seem to be a day or two behind on.
Tonight, O'Reilly was hysterically babbling like a madman and spouting theories, misinformation and idiocies like I've never heard before. He was so bent on tripping up Sen. Cruz and making the GOP look bad that he made more of an ass of himself than he generally does on this ObamaKare gridlock subject.
ObamaKare was Hannity's subject also. All I can say is the spoutings of his too-large group of panelists was largely unintelligible due to massive, non-stop overtalking, interrupting each other, lack of any cohesion and coherence in the group's comments because of too many crazies in the group and a host that didn't care to lead the group intelligently...... and also because of Hannity's obvious smug delight in allowing chaos, yelling and showboating among the participants to become the centerpiece of the show...with no concern at all on his part about the lack of any edification being provided to his viewing public plus being patently oblivious of the frustrations and discomfort he was putting his watchers through.
That utter bore, Karl Rove, led off Greta's hour. He talked weightily and ponderously on obscure facts and figures that led nowhere and that no one gives a flying flock about.....and after a few minutes of this human sedative who had nothing new to offer, I turned off the tube and tuned into FR to find out what the latest news and outrages are....and here I am, without BOR's hysteria, without Hannity's tone-deafness and without Rove's (and the equally-boring Greta's) stale discussions of dated material numbing my brain.....and I shall remain here on this board for a while tonight......and I can only say....thank you, Lord, what a relief it is!
(....pardon my "stream of consciousness" run-on sentences....it's late and I'm getting sleepy)
If oloser can just grant exemptions why can’t congress just do the same?
The are other suits. Some about the conscience issue, over 60 now. One about the origination clause. Probably more. We will defeat this monster and all its pernicious tentacles into our lives.
Standing seems to be something that needs to be addressed separately, as it is not in the Constitution. Surely citizens who are affected by tyranny have standing.