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Monday, February 10, 2014

Broke The Law 16 Times And Counting?

Here's the Nonsense:  The President can change the Obamacare law because it's his law.  It's not any business of those in Congress.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The U. S. Constitution requires that laws must be passed and changed by Congress, not the President.  This president has violated that law at least 16 times with Obamacare alone.  It's time to do something about it.

The Washington Post is reporting that the White House has just extended the Obamacare Employer Mandate for medium-sized employers to 2016.  The last time he changed the Obamacare law it was reported that not including the times Congress changed the law, that was the 15th time he'd broken the law by making changes without congressional approval.  So, that would make this the 16th time that the president has violated the Constitution with Obamacare alone.  That doesn't even include all the other times I talked about him violating the Constitution in another post recently.  Has anyone in Congress ever heard the term "check and balance system, " or is that just a figment of my imagination?

Concessions, extensions, changes, delays, the Executive Branch can do whatever they want with no fear of anyone stopping them.  Sure, Speaker of the House John Boehner makes comments like a little schoolboy muttering under his breath.  But he does nothing about any of this.  Business Insider reports the Speaker said, "And, once again, the president is rewriting law on a whim. If the administration doesn’t believe employers can manage the burden of the law, how can struggling families be expected to? This continued manipulation by the president breeds confusion and erodes Americans’ confidence in him and his health care law.  We need fairness for all, with relief from Obamacare for every American."

No outrage at the president breaking the law.  No mention of holding him accountable.  Nothing.  Only some crack about fairness.  Well Mr. Speaker, we don't need fairness, we need accountability!

That's probably why the president said, as quoted by Weekly Standard today, "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want."

This is the kind of weak leadership in Congress with which Americans are being stuck.  National Journal just reported that the CBO has started dancing about it's report that Obamacare would cost 2.5 million jobs.  This kind of action only comes where there's been political pressure put on someone to change what they are saying.  

Our government is out of control. It's time for Americans to clean house and replace virtually everyone in both parties.  The few like Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Trey Gowdy and a limited number of others are the kind of people with which we need to be replacing all the others from BOTH parties.  The establishment GOP is NO better than the Democrats.

2014 is here.  Election day is not that far away.  Have you found candidates with which we can replace these weasels?  America, it's time to get to work and work VERY hard if we want to save our country.