Ron Fournier, Obama supporter finds it harder to defend the Affordable Care Act …
It’s getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naïve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees than spelled out in the law. …. Defending the ACA became painfully harder when online insurance markets were launched from a multi-million-dollar website that didn’t work, when autopsies on the administration’s actions revealed an epidemic of incompetence that began in the Oval Office and ended with no accountability. Then officials started fudging numbers and massaging facts to promote implementation, nothing illegal or even extraordinary for this era of spin. But they did more damage to the credibility of ACA advocates. Finally, there are the ACA rule changes—at least a dozen major adjustments, without congressional approval.
Yes, many things that Obama did and does is without congressional approval – and Congress is doing nothing about that and the myriad of scandals of which at two of them require impeachment hearings. Another problem that incompetents in the executive branch still hold their jobs, a couple have actually been promoted despite ethics and constitutional transgressions.
And, as Fournier pointed out: Yes, Obamacare is a tax. No S#$@@# Sherlock! Nothing new here. The IRS, knee-deep in scandal and unconstitutional authority, acting and treating citizens like an American Gestapo, is still operating – and have been given even more authority over our lives. Meanwhile, die-hard socialist mouthpiece, Daily Kos continues to paint a flower picture of something that smells of manure.
Fournier complains that – I’m, getting sick of defending Obamacare.
Well, it wasn’t worth defending in the first place and should NEVER have passed the scrutiny of an honest Supreme Court.
Charles Krauthammer stated:
Generally speaking, you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff that you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants and any provision.
It’s not incompetence, it’s willful breaking of the constitutional order. Where in the constitution is a president allowed to alter a law 27 times after it’s been passed?
And, it seems that Michelle Obama, the modern Marie Antoinette, has a higher rating than her husband (why I could not imagine), whose excess is beyond comprehension and belief, as an example of how her dogs live in the White House:
Pretending to be a savior of the downtrodden, she lives the life of the rich and famous while Americans, too many jobless, wonder if they will be able to afford the next meal. Cost of her state dinner dress: $12,000. Question is, did Michelle pay for it our of her own bank account?
When it comes to progressive socialists, hypocrisy is a standard daily showcase. But according to those polls, I guess anyone who thinks in that line of thought has become a minority.
Welcome to the Banana Republic of the United States, where everything is made in China and the politically elite insist they care about the peasants while telling them to let them eat cake. (Qu’ils mangent de la brioche). Contrary to belief/legend, Marie Antoinette did not make that callous statement, for she was a patron of the common folk. 100 years earlier than Marie, Marie-Thérèse, wife of Louis XIV.
Regardless, Michelle Obama apparently has a popular following, despite her hypocrisy.