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This lawless era

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Not only does President Obama lack the legal authority to impose the “fix” for insurance cancellations he described on Thursday, but his entire proposal boils down to inviting insurance companies to violate federal law, and promising not to prosecute them for it.

    That’s not an oversimplification – it’s literally true. The Affordable Care Act – which Obama has previously been fond of describing as “the settled law of the land,” evidently confident that his dimmer constituents will believe settled laws have never been changed or repealed before – includes legal requirements for the content of insurance policies. Obama’s “fix” invites insurance companies to violate those laws for a year, while he instructs the relevant regulatory agencies to look the other way.

    This isn’t the rule of law. It’s Chicago corruption – no different, at heart, from the inspector who takes a cash payoff to look the other way while seedy nightclubs violate city ordinances. It’s one of the most shameful utterances a high government official has ever made, to say nothing of being rather had to square with those photos of Obama’s signature on the ACA, with the caption “IT’S. THE. LAW.” that his political operation likes to spread across social media. The key element of ObamaCare defense, throughout the last-ditch Republican effort to defund or delay the law before it failed in precisely the ways they predicted, was the belligerent shriek that no one can dare oppose this almighty law, which is more powerful and permanent than the very Constitution itself. But at the same time, they’re telling us the whole thing is written in pencil, and Barack Obama can erase anything he finds politically inconvenient.

    No one really takes Obama’s “fix” seriously – even left-wingers know he’s just making a political move, trying to shift blame onto the insurance companies and reassure terrified Democrats that he’s got a strategy for keeping them alive through the 2014 elections.