Obama’s executive overreach has been a constant theme of his presidency. He struck again Monday, deciding to delay the implementation of penalties to businesses with 50 to 99 employees:
“Once again, the president is giving a break to corporations while individuals and families are still stuck under the mandates of his health care law. And, once again, the president is rewriting law on a whim,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. “If the administration doesn’t believe employers can manage the burden of the law, how can struggling families be expected to?”
Obamacare has been a flop since its inception, and the president’s need to alter and delay the implementation of the law only proves the legislation is unworkable. As Fox reported:
Fewer workers getting insurance through their employers could mean more individuals on the ObamaCare exchanges seeking subsidized coverage, increasing the cost to taxpayers.
This delay, instead of helping individuals, continues to rob them. Obama’s grandiose 2,000-some-odd page bill cannot be efficiently implemented—and time isn’t going to heal the wound:
“Given a number of last-minute administrative ‘adjustments’ made by the Administration, there is some understandable confusion and concern about the enforcement of the individual mandate tax,” they wrote. “With the Administration’s decision to waive, delay, or unilaterally alter some provisions of the law-including the employer mandate tax on businesses-taxpayers deserve clarification on how the agency intends to enforce the individual mandate tax.”
The trouble with Obamacare is its enormous complexity, which very few people fully understand. Legislators and citizens alike have to stumble in the dark as Obama decides where and how and when the legislation is applied. Someone complains? He can save the day with his pen and his phone. But he only picks up for powerful interests, not the millions of individual Americans negatively affected by Obamacare. The president simply puts them on hold or hangs up altogether. As William Murchison noted, Obama will do what he wants—legislating from his executive position, dancing to the beat of his own drum.
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