Skip to comments.Attorney Generals to HHS: “The Illegal Actions by this Administration Must Stop”
Posted on 01/05/2014 2:17:37 PM PST by EXCH54FE
Eleven Attorney Generals wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services accusing it of illegal executive actions.
The seven-page letter, marked Dec. 26, pointed specifically to President Obamas healthcare fix which he announced in November:
The fix is flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law. We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but the only way to fix this problem-ridden law is to enact changes lawfully: through congressional action.
The United States Constitutions Take Care Clause found in Article II, Section 3 states the President "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
Not only did Obama disregard the faithful execution of his signature legislation, but he ignored the Constitution by not getting the permission of both houses of Congress before putting into place a new rule, according to the Attorney Generals.
More broadly, we are deeply concerned that this Administration is consistently rewriting new rules and effectively inventing statutory provisions to operationalize a flawed law. And the irony, of course, is that the changes being put forth to fix the disastrous exchanges will ultimately destroy the market and increase health insurance premiums for consumers who played by the rules.
The undersigned Attorneys General support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage. However, the only way to fix this problem-ridden law is to enact changes lawfully: through congressional action. The illegal actions by this Administration must stop.
Ken Cuccinelli of Virgina, Greg Abbott of Texas, Buddy Caldwell of Louisiana and Patrick Morrisey West Virginia were among those to sign the letter.
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That’ll learn ‘em!
“It’s GOOD to be the king!” - Barry Soetoro
He will thumb his nose at them.
Hate this...ATTORNEYS GENERAL....nitpicky, I know. But that’s what Obama would say.
Laws mean nothing to the shadowy cabal of Leftists who give Hussein his instructions.
Oh, no! A sternly worded letter!!!
I agree. That is a common, but goofy mistake.
“All laws that are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.”Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S.(2 Cranch) 137 (1803)
No one’s had the balls to stand up to the greedy, power mad, Kenyan pig yet so it’s hard to get our hopes up over this.
Meanwhile, the regime is busy putting their vote rigging scheme together to steal the Nov. elections.
All presidents that are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.
Hey, Attorneys Generar... Take one step to the reft...
The fix is flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.
This is a big deal. Do something.
Talk about it and vote about it
Not nitpicky at all, words allow us to communicate and are only effective when used correctly. Thumbs up to you from another grammar “nitpicker.”
We have not yet seen ONE INDICTMENT for ANYTHING beginning with Fast & Furious, Benghazi, NSA, etc, etc
Simply put the healthcare "fix" is a huge Constitutional no-no.
Why? Because when Congress sends the president a bill that they have Constitutionally passed and he signs it - it becomes law.
The president just can't add or scratch off something he wants.
The reason why the Supreme Court voted against the line item veto is that if any changes are made to a law after it has been enacted - it is no longer the law that was passed and it must go back through the same Constitutional process to become a new law.
The president just can't use a pencil. It must go back through the Congressional channel, again and get passed as an entirely new bill because that is what it is.
Now, when a president, after the law is enacted changes that law, he NULLIFIES the law. It is no longer the law that was legally enacted.
So, by Obama adding or sratching stuff off the law he NULLIFIED it.
Obama NULLIFIED Obamacare.
Did I mention the word - NULLIFIED?
Is it just me or have we not had a multutude of “constitutional crisis’ and nobody is mentioning it.
As “court martials” is to “courts martial”. Has annoyed me for the 28 years I’ve been a JAG.