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The Arbitrary Diktats of Generalissimo Obama

BringBackBush Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 9:14 AM
Why are we complaining? Isn't it better that Obama delay parts of his healthcare reform?
rallen Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 3:08 PM
No,for 2 reasons. First, it is the law and it is his obligation to enforce it as iot is. The constitution doesn't give the president authority to amend laws.
And second, in my opinion, the whole reason for the delay is so people won't feel the pain of the legislation until after the 2014 elections. It is nearly impossible to repeal any law which gives benefits to voters, but even the little hope there is diminishes the longer the law is in place. Hence, if the democrats can keep the senate in 2014, it helps ensure the continuation of the ACA in perpetuity.
Wumingren Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 2:34 PM
BringBackBush, you miss the main point: Obama delayed the parts of Obamacare that would have had immediate and devastating effect on employers and employees alike, and he did it only to prevent a major backlash against himself and his party in the mid-term elections.
Marakesh Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 10:13 AM
BringBackBush: Do you really think this picking and choosing of what laws or parts of laws to enforce is wise, let alone legal? They did this with the Defense of Marriage Act too; decided was unconstitutional and not to enforce it. Now, in light of your username, what if Obama decided he simply didn't want to apply the Bush tax cuts anymore? Should he be allowed to direct the IRS to no longer apply those lower tax rates?

If you have a bad law you don't ignore it or selectively enforce it (which just engenders disregard for all of the laws), you REPEAL it.
tired-of-it Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 9:30 AM
No because this is illegal. What used to separate us from other countries is that laws were king. Yes we made mistakes but on a whole all were required to follow the same set of rules. Also if you want to get political this is just a ploy to get past the next election 2014 and put off the pain so democrats do not get beaten like they did in 2010.
Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Aug 17, 2013 9:29 AM a sense it's better...except that it once again reveals the man's COMPLETE disdain for the LAW! He's NOT the EFFING KING! He cannot (!!!) do whatever the hell he wants with the law, depending on his whims and whether or not he LIKES something! And the castrated members of the House and Senate haven't got the Testicular Fortitude to bring him up on Impeachment charges!!!