I never understood why there was very little said about Obama unilaterally delaying the employer mandate part of Obamacare.
We are a constitutional republic. A president has certain defined powers, as do other branches of government. I think it’s questionable that the president can issue a decree to change or delay legislation passed by Congress, as Obama did here.
Well, Obama has apparently gotten away with this. He will probably try other things, to expand his powers, since he is getting away with this one. He will push the envelope unless constrained in any way.
It started with Congress who actually abdicated their constitutional mandate to the executive branch long ago. They make a law and let the executive branch fill in the gaps with thousands of pages of regulations. It is insidious.
From the Declaration of Independence:
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance...
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments...
The same reason nothing was said about a tax starting in the Senate, which is against the Constitution as well-no one cares!