This could all be prevented with one very simple amendment to our constitution, which I’m certain would garner nearly unanimous and bi-partisan support from citizens across the nation: Congress can enact no law from which they or their staff are exempt.
The changes Mr. Obama ordered in Obamacare, therefore, are unconstitutional. This means that he does not accept some of the limitations that the Constitution places on his actions. We cannot know at this point what limitations, if any, he does accept.
Of course when Obama lied and said “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period” he was lying. He knew that not only would millions of people lose the insurance plans they liked on the individual market, but that tens of millions of people would lose the employer-provided plans they loved, too.
Hmmm…I wonder what has happened in the last month that might have caused the Democrats to lose 10 pts (and still sliding) so quickly?
But while this is certainly not news to anyone who has come to realize (a long time ago) that this administration lies far more often than it tells the truth, this will be news—and bignews—to many Americans.
But wait…I thought Obamacare was “the law of the land?” What Constitutional authority allows the President to simply change or ignore at his whim? (Hint: there is none).
The real surprise here isn’t that Obama lied — that seems just about all he seems capable of when he opens his pie hole — but rather that a California newspaper is willing to call him out on it.
And even then, I’m not surprised to find out that the company who did the work violated the copyright restrictions of the company who developed some of the open source software used by their software.
Tyler French, Local 1′s organizing director, told Mediatrackers Ohio the company claimed it had to cut its employees’ hours due to Obamacare mandates.
Vitter is determined to force his fellow senators to do something many don’t want to do: Vote on whether the law, specifically Obamacare, applies to members of Congress and their staff.