(By the way, I am in favor of fixing our health care system so that everyone has access to medical care — but we need to do it in a smart and fair way.)
The House and Senate passed the health care bill….the President signed it into law. It was to bind everyone. There was a legislative intent to including everyone — to keep the costs down. If everyone paid into the pool, especially the healthy, it was assumed by the supporters of Obamacare, that the law would be financially viable for the nation.
Since the passage the President has cherry picked different parts of it that will be delayed, changed or even eliminated by non enforcement.
Cherry picked parts — which include the special of all specials deals which is Congress getting President Obama to exempt their staffs and them from Obamacare — are all special favors for special people. There is no other way to describe it.
Does the President have the authority to cherry pick what gets enforced in this law? Think of the reverse. In the absence of the law, he would not have the authority to impose healthcare (which is why he needed the law in the first place) so how come with the law he can ‘un-impose?’ He could have vetoed the bill when it first came to him — but he did not. He signed it.
What are the limits of Presidential power? It has to have some limits, right?
If nothing else, is President Obama ‘end running’ Congress? Is there any problem with this?
And there of course….there is the question of old fashion fairness. If you want one, have you received an exemption or waiver from Obamacare? Why has your Congressperson and your Senators? and their staffs? and some unions? etc…
What do you think about this?