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Boehner Suit to Focus on Obamacare

While President Obama can be accused of abusing his power in numerous ways, the lawsuit by House Speaker Boehner against the president will focus on unilateral changes he made to the Affordable Care Act.

From a the text of a bill released this afternoon by the House Rules Committee, which authorizes legal action based on . . .

the failure of the President . . . to act in a manner consistent with that official’s duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States with respect to implementation of (including a failure to implement) any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title I and subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including any amendment made by such provision.

This would presumably mean changes to deadlines and the waiving of various requirements – like the employer mandate – that Obama has done all by himself.

7 thoughts on “Boehner Suit to Focus on Obamacare”

  1. Maybe this is the one issue or the best one on which the Congress has “standing”, but I still think it will take too long to prosecute even if the courts give them standing.

  2. The House could easily impeach Obama. There is precedent on impeaching a President (Andrew Johnson) for exceeding the boundary of the powers of the Office of President Even if the Senate becomes a Republican Majority next year the Senate will never vote convict and remove him because the Democrats have enough votes to stop a 2/3 majority vote to convict and then another 2/3 vote to remove from office. Sadly,there are Senators on both sides that will never vote against a President from their own party. We no longer have Patriots serving the people we have elected lobbyists.

    The lawsuit is a novel idea that will she’s light onto the issues that exists. The problem is then you bring the Judiciary Branch into play. It will take3 years to see the inside of a courtroom.

    The House needs to use the powers that they control. Controlling the checkbook is pretty powerful. If the President wants 3.7 Billion for the border then reduce payments to US Welfare, Unemployment, Foreign Aid to all South American Countries, Obamacare or other such programs by 3.7 Billion. I personally would cut all foreign aid in South America as a starting place……..

  3. I guess it is OK for Obama to break the laws of the land, but
    if we the people do it, we get punished.

    I was heartened to see people applauding at the end of the movie
    AMERICA. I recommend the movie.

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