Skip to comments.7 Times Obama Ignored the Law to Impose His Executive Will
Posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:46 AM PST by iowamark
President Obamathe imperial President, the Ive got a pen and Ive got a phone President who cant wait to show us his year of actiononce vowed to do exactly the opposite.
"The biggest problems that were facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And thats what I intend to reverse when Im President of the United States of America."
That was candidate Obama back in 2008. This comment somehow slipped under the radar for the past few years and resurfaced this week.
1. Delaying Obamacares employer mandate
The Administration announced that Obamacare wont be implemented as it was passed, so employers with 50 or more employees dont have to provide the mandated health coverage for at least another year (and longer if they play their cards right). Slattery and Kloster observe that The law does not authorize the President to push back the employer mandates effective date.
2. Giving Congress and their staffs special taxpayer-funded subsidies for Obamacare
It was uncomfortable for Members of Congress when they realized that, through Obamacare, they had kicked themselves and their staffs out of the taxpayer-funded subsidies they were enjoying for health coverage. But the Administration said no problem and gave them new subsidies. In this case, the Administration opted to stretch the law to save Obamacareat the taxpayers expense.
3. Trying to fulfill the If you like your plan, you can keep it promiseafter it was broken
When Americans started getting cancellation notices from their insurance companies because Obamacares new rules were kicking in, the Presidents broken promise was exposed. He tried to fix things by telling insurance companies to go back to old plans that dont comply with Obamacarejust for one year. Slattery and Kloster note that The letter announcing this non-enforcement has no basis in law.
4. Preventing layoff notices from going out just days before the 2012 election
Theres a law that says large employers have to give employees 60 days notice before mass layoffs. And layoffs were looming due to federal budget cuts in 2012. But the Obama Administration told employers to go against the law and not issue those noticeswhich would have hit mailboxes just days before the presidential election. The Administration also offered to reimburse those employers at the taxpayers expense if challenged for failure to give that notice.
5. Gutting the work requirement from welfare reform
The welfare reform that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996 required that welfare recipients in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program work or prepare for work to receive the aid. The Obama Administration essentially took out that requirement by offering waivers to states, even though the law expressly states that waivers of the work requirement are not allowed. Despite [the laws] unambiguous language, the Obama Administration continues to flout the law with its revisionist interpretation, write Slattery and Kloster.
6. Stonewalling an application for storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain
This was another case where the Administration simply refused to do what was required by law. An application was submitted for nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain, but Despite the legal requirement, the Obama Administration refused to consider the application.
7. Making recess appointments that were not really recess appointments
Slattery and Kloster explain that In January 2012, President Obama made four recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, claiming that, since the Senate was conducting only periodic pro forma sessions, it was not available to confirm those appointees. The catch: The Senate wasnt in recess at the time. Courts have since struck down the appointments, but the illegitimate appointees already moved forward some harmful policies.
MORE: Slattery and Kloster list even more actions that, while they might not be illegal, are definitely abuses of executive power. That list includes imposing new immigration law by executive fiat and refusing to enforce more than one federal law.
It’s like boiling a frog. He does it more and more so that the low information(frog) voters don’t even take notice. The king reigns because he “can do anything I want”.
Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!
From your lips to God’s ear. Truth.
that word has been appearing alot more lately,
“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12
I don’t recall another time, when so many commentators or even our own witness of the times, thought directly in these terms, that is, the more we see this applicable directly in our so-called ‘leaders’ as a general witness of this day moving closer,
“Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; . . “ 2 Thessalonians 2:8
And the numbnuts in Congress are only ‘considering’ articles of impeachment. What more do they need?
Three times the Democrats denied God at their convention. Now seven times Obama has broken the law to appease his whims. Is there something Biblical here?
just one more...
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