Skip to comments.Obama claims ‘enforcement discretion’ to make Obamacare changes
Posted on 11/14/2013 4:56:12 PM PST by george76
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Can Obama justify selective enforcement of laws based on Scutus’ terrible decision last year in the Arizona vs Fed where they said the state can’t tell the fed how to enforce laws?
There have been times in human history when people have deposed their rulers over fundamental breaches of the solemn trust that keeps them in power.
A people can endure a great deal of suffering and want, as long as they believe their rulers care about them and their country. When a ruler proves through word and deed that he holds the people and the nation in contempt, look out. The people will withdraw their allegiance from him and look for ways to bring him down.
There’s no power like arbitrary power.
That’s where REAL power lies.
That was a horrendous decision by Scotus last year. Scalia dissented and basically said that states have interests, constitutional interests, and are authorized to deal with those. It is only rational.
That’s why all Democrat Congressmen and Senators are complicit, as they’ve uniformly endorsed the “You Republicans may impeach, but it’ll be futile, as our Senate majority will never convict and remove.” In that biased partisanship, they (figuratively, OF COURSE!) “ALL HANG TOGETHER!”
I wish this was satire. Now we will have a constitutional crisiis , but Obama powns SCOTUS. Good bye America!
It’s the STINKX!!!
Great likeness they made there!!!
I am not sure we can put the train back on the rails short of a Civil War. We are no longer living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are slaves to our dictator who is being empowered by 500 or so cowards in Congress and on the Supreme Court.
It has gotten to the point where I can no longer watch the news or listen to talk radio without getting sick to my stomach.
I don't see an end to this. I can only see that we may be witnessing the beginning of God's judgement on this Nation. We have systematically murdered more babies since 1973 than all the people killed in all the world during WWII. We now have mainstream churches embracing homosexual marriage and abortion on demand. How can we avoid His judgment?
Without a huge spiritual revival and a return to our Godly roots, we cannot survive as a democratic Republic. Our only Hope is in Christ.
Selective enforcement is simply an end-run for the dictatorially minded “president.” That is essentially what SCOTUS told Obama was fine and dandy in last year’s Arizona ruling. I don’t see a way for him to set aside the 2016 elections yet, so I think we’ll be rid of him in 3 years.
However, we’ll keep killing babies, we’ll keep sexually abusing our children, and we’ll keep enslaving our poor and middle class.
That is the ancient Egypt from which God extracted his people. Egypt NEVER recovered from that.
Revolution? They’re too busy watching comedy central.
Depression? It’s coming. Hardship is coming.
Lets all party like it's 1929.
The stock market did the same in 1929, and I’ve read recently for the same reason, because interest rates were being kept low.
Do you know what strikes me more than anything? It’s that most folks don’t have a clue. They’re fat, dumb, and happy.
You'd have to ask John Roberts. Oh, I forgot, he's been compromised also...
EVERYTHING “President” Muhammad Al-Obama DOES is illegal.
Certainly NOT the MSM, our ‘watchdog of the public interest’!!
obama “granted” all kinds of waivers. Nobody called him on it. obama extended the employer mandate. Nobody called him on it. At the press conference not one reporter asked him how he has authority to tell the insurance companies it’s okay to break the law. Initially, only Howard Dean, of all people, “wondered” if obama has the authority.
And that’s why obama’s team came up with this plan to blame the insurance companies. I wouldn’t bet that it won’t work.
This is going to be weird. The law explicitly states that the plans must meet the standards after 31 December of this year, but it is the regulation whichndefinesmthe standards. If he waives the standards he has the authority...but he doesn’t have the authority to waive the law. If he waives the regulation...or temporarily reverts it...then anyone should be able to apply for any plan that the respective states allow.
Two main points.....
First, it is still against the law for insurers to write policies that do not conform to ObamaCare.
Only Congress can change the law, not the president.
Thus, policy owners will have a hundred different ways to sue insurance companies.
Thus, no rational insurer will write a policy that deviates from ObamaCare law.
Second, Obama has grotesquely twisted the meaning of “prosecutorial discretion.”
It is, in fact, a common sense authority granted to the president so that finite resources may be allocated to the most important crimes.
For instance, if there is a sudden increase in heroin use, the president can order the DEA to divert agents away from marijuana crimes and reassign them to heroin cases.
Obama is just trying to push responsibility for this political disaster onto insurers, who will not write old policies without a new law.
Then, Obama will ask Congress to rewrite the law, and when Republicans refuse, he and the MSM will try to blame Republicans for blocking his completely bogus solution.
Well, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t, or if you do after you don’t, or if you don’t after you do, or something like that.
Obama will ask Congress to write a waiver into ObamaCare.
When Republicans refuse, Obama will blame the GOP for his catastrophe.