Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“President Romney is openly defying the laws of the United States"

During the campaign, Mitt Romney pledged to grant each state a waiver from Obamacare on day one of his Presidency. I panned the idea, as I didn't believe he would have the authority. Liberals agreed.

But whereas I think neither Romney nor President Obama has the authority to ignore the laws passed by Congress, almost every liberal believes Obama can do what they said Romney couldn't.

Enter Phil Kerpen, who writes what a news story would have looked like had Romney been elected and went about ignoring parts of the law he didn't like. It's worth reading the entire thing, but here's an excerpt:
Under pressure from large corporations, the Treasury Department quietly announced the provisions of the law requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage will not be enforced. The law contains no language granting Treasury discretion for such a move and has a clear effective date of January 1, 2014. Nonetheless, Treasury official Mark Mazur announced in a blog post that penalties for employers who fail to meet the law’s requirements will simply not be enforced in 2014.
Guy Benson: "Surprise: White House Has Known Obamacare Implementation Would Collapse For Months."

Six Inconvenient Truths About Obamacare.

Yuval Levin wrote of how Republicans should proceed.

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