Skip to comments.Krauthammer: These ObamaCare changes are getting so endemic, “nobody even complains” anymore
Posted on 02/10/2014 7:24:28 PM PST by SeekAndFind
They have a whole heap of regulations still left to write (at least $1.4 billion in annual compliance costs’ worth, by one estimate), but the employer mandate was part of the actual text of the law. Where is it written that they can just make at-will changes ad infinitum? Watch it at RCP:
Generally speaking, you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law, lawlessly. I mean, this is stuff that you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants and any provision. It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes, and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election, and it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do. … It’s not incompetence. Willful breaking of the constitutional order — where in the Constitution is the president allowed to alter a law 27 times after it’s been passed?
And besides the utter lawlessness of the whole thing, there’s still the question of the tangible price of the White House’s non-legislative mood swings: After the Obama administration’s initial employer-mandate suspension through 2015 that they made back in July, the CBO estimated that it would add an additional $12 billion onto the total cost of ObamaCare because employers wouldn’t be paying penalties (i.e., taxes) on not insuring people, while more people would likely need to seek subsidized insurance through the exchanges because their employers wouldn’t be required to offer it yet. Won’t delaying the employer mandate again add at least ten billion or so more onto the total ObamaCare price tag? Especially if the Obama administration does decide to go through with the rumored (and, incidentally, also lawless) three-year extension of the “if you like your plan, you can keep it” fix for the cancelled plans in the individual market, doesn’t that all increase the likelihood of major “risk corridor” bailouts and/or the law’s fiscal implosion? What is going on?!
Obama will make changes so he can stay on after 2016
Why, in the Book of Obama, of course.
Does Krauty ever bring up the culpability of the GOP-e in all this mess? LOL, didn't think so.
Another aspect to fiat law changes to consider: the sheer size of the law.
When a law is thousands of pages, and gives license to tens of thousands of pages of new regulations and references to other legislation, tweaks to the implementation then becomes almost necessary to get anywhere. In effect, when there is a flooding of law, the executive must get creative to implement, while the lawmakers get complacent to and condone encroachment on legislative power.
EVERYONE is afraid to say anything about Soetoro’s lawlessness because they know everybody will call them a “rasis”. Even their own mother.
Directory of Representatives
Let’s contact and ask for them to help the NBRA.
Who protects a country when the President is Insane ?
ObamaCare is only a means to an end, a mere weigh station on the path to Single-Payer, that’s why they really don’t care about it. They’ve already accomplished what they’ve wanted.
This is Obamas 27 th Constitutional violation of the ACA Law with no punishment meted out by the weak, crybaby coward: GOP-E Speaker Boehner.
That my FRiends is what is known as abuse of power.
Let’s help the NBRA
If Obama is the way he is because he is black then I pray to God we never have another one in the Whitehouse.
Personally I think he is a uber liberal Communist sympathizing Muslim.
It seems to be the ACA has been altered from its original legally approved by the Democrat Congress, signed by the Democrat President that it’s current legality is now questionable.
All good American’s should now become as Hippies, and “question authority”.
Let’s help the NBRA, and write our Congress...link is on several threads.
I AGREE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS ENTIRELY!!!!!
If Obama can change the law unilaterally, the House can, too. The House can do it legally, though, by simply denying it funding. If only Boehner had Ted Cruz’s brains and balls.
Yup. It is time for us FReepers to shift up into second gear and pressure our sorry House RINOs to boot out Boehner by April 15, 2014!