The President, by pure fiat, has decided that the health insurance plans that we all need to be healthy, are not really necessary until 2016, past the midterms, and he is on his way out of office. No, there is no authority for such an unprecedented failure to take care that the laws are faithfully executed.
So what is the next shoe to drop? We still have the full month of March to go. Maybe he will delay the individual mandate penalty another year? Whatever it takes to get it past the election, right.
I have to second Jonathan Turley here:
“I support national health care, but what the president is doing is effectively amending or negating the federal law to fit his preferred approach,” said Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University. “Democrats will rue the day if they remain silent in the face of this shift of power to the executive branch.”
When President Bush issued a few signing statements, the American Bar Association nearly prepared Articles of Impeachment. President Obama is running roughshod over the Constitution, and no one seems to care.