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The real "imperial" presidency


POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:41pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:57pm

The wobbly mess, which is "Obamacare," continues to wobble.

Everyone knows this hastily patched together bill, which became law, was like trying to get 25 pounds of mud in a 10-pound sack.

Last week the Administration said they would amend their own law, which is one the books and give business a break.

They'll push the business mandate back a year.

But, still want individuals to just come on down to the health care exchange and just get some insurance.

You were supposed to show you were elgible to get insurance, but now, in a panic, the Administration is just saying if you can fog a mirror....
You qualify for a government freebie.

Two things are at work.

This big plan is not ready.

I said, last week, the nicest thing I can say about the law is that it is is "un-weildy."

But two things are in place.

They know if and when business has to give employees insurance they'll start cutting back hours and firing employees.

That would be a slaughter for Democrats at the ballet box for 2014, that's why they've pushed business portions back until 2015.

The thing they are trying to do is get as many people on the government teet as soon as they can because they know many of the American people have turned into "gimme sponges" and once on that free teet, they will never want to let go.

But, the President may have a constitutional problem.

Since when can you only enforce parts of a law you want?

They said George W. Bush was an imperial president? President Obama looks like King Henry the 8th compared to Bush.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I've seen a lot of political BS in my life. I remember Nixon saying I am not a crook. Well he was. I heard McCain promise the amnesty bill he voted for in 1986 would be the last time, and we would get tough on closing the borders. He lied. In 1999 the press predicted Y2K was gonna end world. In 2012 the world was gonna end.They lied. This is fear mongering, like shouting fire in a crowded theater. The "experts" aren't, they're guessing. I bet we'll survive Obama care too.

I will address 3 points of this rant as incorrect/unsubstantiated and 1 point that is correct. 1.No one knows if businesses will fire people and/or cut hours, the bill has not taken affect yet. 2. It is not a constiution problem, the bill passed the legislative, executive and judicial branches. 3. "Americans have turned into gimme sponges". Acutally, Americans on welfare has gone down from 12.6 million in 1996 to 4.6 million in 2011 ( 4. This rant is full of grammatical errors.

You're behind the curve. Parts of the law have already gone into effect. Feb 1st the law changed the standard of full-time from avr. 35hrs/wk to 30hrs/wk. It has already cost workers hours and jobs. My wife lost her job to it, though her former employer can't say that. Part-timers in my company have lost hours. It will cost more jobs.

What Obama is doing is simply not enforcing the parts of the law he does not like.

We all know the president cannot do a line-item veto, so instead he just ignores the laws.

Illegal? Yes. Impeachable? Yes. Will he be impeached? Not as long as the senate is in democratic hands. But if they loose the senate at mid-terms, things might get interesting!

Unfortunately, Obama is not the first POTUS to selectively enforce laws and I'm sure he won't be the last.

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