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Obama has illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate
wordpress ^ | July 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 07/03/2013 1:48:27 PM PDT by grundle

Obama has illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate

As the Obamacare law is written, the employer mandate is to begin in January 2014. This is what the law said when it was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama in 2010.

However, it has been reported that President Obama has just delayed the employer mandate part of Obamacare until January 2015. Obama did this without approval from Congress.

For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential oath that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

What Obama did here is an action of a dictator, not an action of a President whose power is limited by a written constitution.

If Obama can get away with this, then it sets a horribly dangerous precedent, and means that the President can arbitrarily make any change to any law that has been passed by Congress, without first getting approval from Congress.



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1 posted on 07/03/2013 1:48:27 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Can’t the HHS Secretary just grant everyone waivers?


2 posted on 07/03/2013 1:53:22 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: grundle

If he can get away with it?

If the GOP forces it to start as required they will be blamed for the job losses.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 1:53:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grundle

So . . . tell the Justices!


4 posted on 07/03/2013 1:53:40 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: grundle; All

If patriot voters could organize to elect 2/3 conservative control of both houses of Congress in 2014 then Congress would have constitutional authority to override presidential vetoes and Obamacare would be out the window.

Remember, Congress wrongly ignored its constitutional Article V requirement to successfully petition the states to ratify an appropriate healthcare amendment to the Constitution before establishing Obamacare. So Obamacare is based on constitutionally nonexistent federal government powers.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: grundle

I thought Obamacare made Obama supreme ruler of the Universe, which continues on even after his presidential term has ended.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 1:54:49 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: grundle

the problem is I don’t see anybody will do anything about it. The Dems are just fine with it because it gets past the 2014 election and the repubs aren’t going to push for the beginning of a law they HATE. Congress really SHOULD be outraged about this because it undermines their power but I just don’t see them doing anything for the reasons stated. Who else will challenge him?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 1:55:45 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: grundle

WHat? He already decided to not defend the DMOA as well as enforce existing laws against illegal immigration. Nothing happened to him...


8 posted on 07/03/2013 1:57:21 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: grundle

Recess appointments, illegal subpoenas, assorted first amendment violations of Obamacare, refusal to defend DOMA, amnesty by fiat, etc etc Obama has been violating the Constitution for 5 years.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 1:58:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

Big deal.

The American people have taken, and will
take it, like sheep,
unlike the Egyptians who were crucified under
Obama’s BITCH (or was it the other way around?)
and then THREW HIM OUT ... on July 4th.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Castigar

ObmamaCare got passed through the Supreme Court because it got re-defined as a “TAX”.
The last I knew , all tax proposals are supposed to be raised in the “HOUSE”
Therefore , ObamaCare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL !


11 posted on 07/03/2013 2:00:57 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: grundle

Maybe the Sebelius, HHSecretary, has the authority (from the bill) to pretty much do whatever she wants. Wouldn’t surprise me.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:18 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: grundle

This is a constitutional crisis. Obama has blatantly violated the Constitution. He needs to be impeached.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: grundle

Rule by Decree.

Hugo Chavez lives on.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:18 PM PDT by marron
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To: grundle

The House has Obama’s tire tracks all across their backs - “Thank you sir, may we have another?”


15 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:47 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: grundle

The Won has spoken. Let it be writ. Let it be done.
Life as you know it is over. Resistance is futile.
Obey. Conform. Consume.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 2:07:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: grundle

17 posted on 07/03/2013 2:11:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: grundle

the POS. wait let me spell it out so the NSA will know exactly who I mean
the Piece of Shit Obama us proving he cares nothing about rule of law.

if the GOP does nothing about this the whole country is screwed.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 2:13:27 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: grundle

This was my FIRST thought when I heard 0bama was delaying this law. He can’t just overturn or delay a Federal law simply because he’s afraid of how it might impact Democrats in an upcoming election. He overturned Federal Immigration Law in order to appease Hispanics to garner more votes for himself in the 2012 election. This was also an impeachable offense. More egregiously, he’s now b!tching and moaning about the need for “immigration reform” AFTER HE HIMSELF OVERTURNED OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS!! A President cannot do these things on a whim, for political gain. When a president overturns, suspends or delays federal laws WITHOUT CONSENT OF CONGRESS..

WE HAVE A DICTATORSHIP!


19 posted on 07/03/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: grundle
If Obama can get away with this

He already has.

20 posted on 07/03/2013 2:21:03 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: grundle

But ObamaCare is considered the SINGLE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT of Obama’s presidency. Especially by his fawning media supporters. Obama’s first-term legacy would be zero without it, leaving only Obama’s trillion-plus-dollar annual deficits to be proud of.

And what about all the assurances by Nancy Pelosi that Americans will LOVE ObamaCare once it’s put into operation? Shouldn’t she be angry on behalf of the American people that they will be denied its wonderful benefits for another year?

Remember when John Boehner was so disgusted by the huge 2,000-page ObamaCare law, he made a point of dropping it on the floor? By refusing to allow ObamaCare to be implemented yet, Obama has also metaphorically dropped the whole thing disgustedly on the floor.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 2:22:43 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
all tax proposals are supposed to be raised in the “HOUSE”

BoboCare was raised in the House. The Senate took a house bill, gutted it, and filled it with their own bill. Just like they will do with the House version of Amnesty.

22 posted on 07/03/2013 2:23:04 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: grundle

So they’ve delayed enforcement of a provision of the law? The law still exists and it involves not only the government and the employer. It also involves the employee.

The employee will not have insurance and could sue the employer for not complying with a law. I’ll bet most employers will have to provide the insurance anyway out of fear of lawsuits.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 2:27:24 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: grundle

“...Ready to Rule...”

Valerie Jarrett


24 posted on 07/03/2013 2:48:45 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grundle

Who is gonna stop him?

LOL not...


25 posted on 07/03/2013 2:55:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: grundle
The genius of Obama is that his supporters are unaware of what a dictator really looks like and would not be able to identify him as such.

On the other hand, we know what a dictator is.

He is sorta like that charming and good-looking neighbor who is really a serial killer, and no one can believe it but you.

Obama has passed the test and smells real bad.

26 posted on 07/03/2013 3:02:41 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: grundle

Impeach this piece of garbage.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 3:08:54 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler ~:” BoboCare was raised in the House. The Senate took a house bill, gutted it, and filled it with their own bill.”

So, really what you are saying is that the real danger to any bill is when it gets changed in the “reconcilation amendment”.
At which stage of bill developement did Nancy Pelousey say :”You have to pass it, to find out what’s in it “?
As I recall , the original passed bill was slightly over 1750 pages , and most congressmen either read the bill,
or had their staff read it to them with ‘high lights’.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: grundle
How can he do it?

9-11, War on Terror, Patriot Act, etc. How long willl it take for y'all to catch on?

29 posted on 07/03/2013 3:17:38 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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On Drudge Report now...

FLASH: WALL STREET JOURNAL edit board apologizes for being too easy on Obamacare in 2010.... Developing...


30 posted on 07/03/2013 3:42:54 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Castigar

I suppose the regime is hoping some of the mistrust in thr IRS will be blown over and forgotten by then.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 4:21:12 PM PDT by lilypad
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To: grundle
For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential oath that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

"Yeah, so?"


32 posted on 07/03/2013 4:23:36 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

It doesn’t matter...unless someone is going to do something about it.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 4:34:12 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
It doesn’t matter...unless someone is going to do something about it.

And thanks to the Chicago Way, there isn't anyone left to stop him.

34 posted on 07/03/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: grundle
For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress

He's not changing it, just choosing not to enforce it Just like DOMA, DADT(kiss but don't tell), and immigration.

He just gives marching orders to his "work spouse" in justice.

We are living under an authoritative and incompetent government.

35 posted on 07/03/2013 5:05:20 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: grundle
I am soooooooooo tired of blaring headlines that read Obama has done this or that illegally. If true, initiate a court case, if not true shut the **** up!

As an observation, you will invariably find that 'you have no standing' for option (1), and you you try a political route, the GOP Establishment will obstruct you in every way possible while pretending to help.

Is there a third option?

36 posted on 07/03/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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An Awesome Precedent

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/07/an_awesome_precedent.html


37 posted on 07/05/2013 7:45:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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