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Friday, November 15, 2013

An amazing (and amusing) juxtaposition

Canceled health care plans to get one years extension, president says --
WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - Admitting that his administration “fumbled” the healthcare rollout, President Obama made steps on Thursday in order to fix the beleaguered Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Obama said that Americans whose insurance would terminate at the end of 2013 will now be able to stay on their current plans for another year.
Even if he really were legally the President of the United States, we doesn't *have* the authority to suspend any part of "his signature legislation" ... not that any such legal niceties have every bothered him or his supporters.

White House: Obama would veto Republican healthcare bill --
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a bill sponsored by a Republican congressman that would allow insurers to offer healthcare plans slated to be canceled because they do not meet the new U.S. healthcare law's standards, the White House said on Thursday.

The veto threat came hours after Obama, under fire for the botched roll-out of his signature domestic policy achievement, said health insurers could extend by at least one year policies that were due to be canceled because they do not comply with new minimum requirements.
Meanwhile, Congress does have the authority to amend or suspend any portion of this illegal (*) so-called law, or to scrap the whole damned mess.

Open your eyes, Americans: this alien interloper thinks he’s an Absolute Monarch. This is how republics die, this is how tyrranies are born.

Mark Steyn:
Hewitt ... pointed out to Steyn that today’s move could postpone the worst of Obamacare to just before next year’s midterm elections.

“I think that’s true. I mean, he keeps using this line, oh he’s ‘only inflicting catastrophe on fewer than 5 percent of the population,” Steyn said. “That’s because he unilaterally decided to suspend the employer mandate for a year. Otherwise, a lot of spouses and children, for example just to take the most obvious thing, would be getting kicked off employer-based plans round about now. Now obviously this is unbecoming to a republic, to any kind of theory of responsible government. One of the indictments of George III that you excitable revolutionary colonials made was that he was arbitrarily suspending laws that had been passed and refusing to implement them according to his regal whims. Obama, having wrecked people’s lives by forcing insurance companies to comply with Obamacare, is now ordering them not to comply with Obamacare. I don’t even think that’s doable, but if it were doable then this would no longer be a free society.”

(*) It's unConstitutional, and thus illegal, no matter what those fools on the supreme Court have decreed.


B. Prokop said...

"this alien interloper"

So you're a "birther"? I didn't realize that.

Ilíon said...

So, whose sock-puppet are you? Or, if you're not a sock-puppet, then who was pretending to be you the last time you decided to pretend that Mrs Obama (and Mr, for that matter) is not a "birther", but that I am?

"Birthers" are generally none-too-bright Democrats (*). I am neither none-too-bright, nor a Democrat ... nor a "birther". I have no idea where the bastard was born; I know that he lies about where he was born; I know that ... as I've explained already, at length ... where ever the dipshit was born is a red-herring, designed by the more crafty Democrats, to distract from the *real* issue, which is that he is not a natural born US citizen ... if he even is a citizen of any sort.

(*) No wonder the Obamas are "birthers".