Skip to comments.Progressives learn the hard way that the Constitution is obstructionist
Posted on 07/24/2014 5:54:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obamas plan to transform the U.S. health-care market is once again in trouble. This time, two Republican-appointed judges on a federal appeals court have invalidated a key portion of the program.
In other words, the U.S. constitutional system is functioning normally.
Thats not to say that the majority of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit correctly struck down the issuance of tax credits through the federal health insurance exchanges in 36 states though it is true, as the judges said, that the law only speaks of Exchanges established by the State.
There is a strong argument that ambiguities in the statute should be resolved in favor of the Internal Revenue Services interpretation, given the laws manifest purpose to expand coverage, as a Democratic-appointed dissenter on the D.C. Circuit (as well as a unanimous Richmond-based federal appeals court) concluded.
Rather, the very existence of this case, Halbig v. Burwell, illustrates basic aspects of the U.S. political system about which progressives are in deep denial: Specifically, the Constitution is designed to inhibit comprehensive national legislation like Obamacare.
Why did the Framers create a federal government of limited and enumerated powers leaving everything else to the states and the people? Why did they provide for so many veto points and counter-majoritarian institutions frequent House elections, the Senate, federal courts?(continued)
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Come on Charlie, be honest, you are leaving out the Richmond Judges, were they Dem or GOP appointees? When you leave a blank like that, I smell a ‘rat’!
BTW, Breitbart.com has a story up called:Jeff Sessions: Boehners Group......
SLAMS Boehner on immigration. Can you post it?
Reagan had to deal with a Democrat Congress.
Crumb! I meant that to go by frpmail. So sorry!
Since the constitution is ‘obstructionist’ only to would-be dictators, it’s only a matter of time before Obama finds a way to toss it out the window.
He certainly wants to do it.