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House GOP To Focus ‘Obama Lawsuit’ On Obama-Care

From an outraged Reuters:

U.S. House Republicans to focus Obama lawsuit on Obamacare

By Richard Cowan and David Lawder | July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Republicans said on Thursday they intend to make President Barack Obama’s changes to his signature health insurance law the focus of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing him of overstepping his legal authorities.

The House Rules Committee made public a "discussion draft" of legislation to authorize legal action against the president for misusing executive orders and other unilateral actions to advance his agenda…

The draft does not mention specific grievances, but gives Boehner authority to seek injunctive relief for failure by Obama and members of his administration for failure to act in a manner consistent with the Constitution and U.S. laws "with respect to implementation of (including failure to implement) the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Republican lawmakers, who have been trying unsuccessfully to repeal the 2010 law for years, regularly decry the Obama administration’s decision to delay Obamacare coverage mandates and grant various waivers as illegal without congressional approval…

In a statement on Thursday, Boehner said, "This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats; it’s about the legislative branch versus the executive branch and above all protecting the Constitution." …

In the face of Republican resistance to his agenda, Obama increasingly has talked about looking for ways of using his executive authority to circumvent legislative logjams…

Which is just what Hugo Chavez used to do. And every other third world tin horn dictator.

Obama has criticized the Republican threats of a lawsuit.

"You’re going to sue me for doing my job? OK. I mean, think about that, you’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don’t do your job," Obama said in remarks to political donors on Thursday in Austin, Texas.

Someone needs to tell Mr. Obama that, under our Constitution, it’s not his job to rewrite laws. It is also isn’t his job to refuse to enforce laws. And it is also not his job to create new legislation with his phone and his pen. If he had ever read the Constitution, he would know that.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “House GOP To Focus ‘Obama Lawsuit’ On Obama-Care”

  1. Yea! Finally a strongly worded letter!

  2. canary

    I was wrong. I naturally thought Obama’s drunkard joking about being sued was in a front of youths in the movie theater.

    They sure fooled me. They were all paying adults.


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