Here below my short little commentary is today’s Cuccinelli Compass from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. To see the links on Alan Joel‘s post, click on the title below Cuccinelli’s recommendation to read the article.
We can still stop Obamacare. We can raise a fuss and force Congress to stop funding it, and the more we know about Obamacare the more reason we have to fuss about it.
Think about it this way. How will government control healthcare costs? Won’t the bureaucrats ration care? So what will happen if one of your loved ones needs care? The bureaucrats
will wait, and they could wait until your loved one is dead. That way the cost to our precious healthcare system will be zero, and the government will still have all your payments into their precious system, the system they forced upon us.
Dear Fellow Virginians,
I saw the article below on www.BearingDrift.com, which in turn traces back to Alan Joel’s own website, www.alanjoelny.com. It’s an excellent item on several aspects of where the federal healthcare bill stands at the moment as it regards competency, rule of law and damage to our healthcare system. The original article includes the links to other sources.
I’m sending this to you because yesterday it became known that the President has once again disobeyed his own law, thus the title below. I have bolded elements addressing the failure to abide by the rule of law, one of the most fundamental principles upon which America was founded.
Obamacare is the “Law of the Land” (except when it’s not)
By Alan Joel
August 13, 2013
Eye-opening words of HHS Secretary Sebelius yesterday:
“This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law,” Sebelius told a group that includes Democrats and Republicans, elected officials, political appointees and bureaucrats. “It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land.”
Except when it is not.
If this is the law of the land, why is our President of the United States picking and choosing the parts of law that he wants to implement and/or delay?
Just this morning, Forbes is reporting “that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year[.]”
Recently, there was a delay in the employer mandate.
Before that, “there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead…
And for starters in April 2012, there was a delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election.
Oh, and don’t forget the security flaws and delays recently revealed. Deadlines for security safeguard[s] have been missed, and the date to implement that system has been moved to September 30 (one day before the exchanges open).
Here’s the problem. Sebelius and the Obama Administration want to use the argument “It’s the law of the land!” when they are criticizing Republicans for questioning Obamacare. At the same time, they are not following the “law of the land” when they are moving deadlines, delaying implementation of the law and using the “honor system” …
Michael McConnell wrote an excellent piece last month in the WSJ entitled, “Obama Suspends the Law: Like King James II, the president decides not to enforce laws he doesn’t like. That’s an abuse of power.”
He points out the simple fact that “Article II, Section 3, of the Constitution states that the president [‘]shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.[’] This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do so”.
Indeed. When Obama decides to pick and choose the parts of the law he wishes to execute, he is not upholding “the law of the land” … He’s mocking it.
Is Obama using Obamacare to set up a series of precedents for which he easily dispenses with troubling or inconvenient laws or statutes, in order to expand his Presidential powers?
There are many reasons why Americans should continue to be wary of Obamacare. These include:
Fiscal — Staggering costs of the system, rising costs of premiums, etc…
Medical — Not being able to keep your doctor or healthplans as promised…
Personal — Your information is,, at this time, not secure, and is overseen by unregulated “navigators” (think TSA)…
Operational — Obamacare was signed into law in March 2010. It was expected to be fully implemented January 1, 2014. Yet in those almost four years, Americans have seen delays, missed deadlines, cost changes, and more. If Obamacare can’t even be implemented without substantial missteps along the way, what confidence does the public have that it will run efficiently and properly?
Constitutional — Obama is ignoring deadlines contained in the law and delaying parts that are problematic.
Americans will have varying opinions as to which of these concerns about Obamacare is most acute. However, the Constitutional aspect might very well be the most troublesome. Invoking the “law of the land” when chastising your political opponents, while simultaneously ignoring the “law of the land” is the height of executive hubris. An expansion of power by the Executive Branch undermines our entire American system of government.
So, does anyone still think the federal government is going to keep its “promises” of funding 90 percent of Medicaid in 2020? How about 100 percent in 2016?
I doubt it.
Remember, some might argue it is bankrupt running a national debt of more than $16 trillion.
Every violation of the law and every broken promise make it harder and harder to trust the other ‘promises’ of ObamaCare.
It began before the bill was passed. Do you remember “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” FALSE.
And it continues to this day…
The political activists – like Terry McAuliffe – who supported this disaster, have already been proven wrong before the start date of the bill has even arrived (January 1, 2014). I say we send them all a message by beating Terry McAuliffe right here in Virginia!
I’d appreciate your help!
Ken Cuccinelli II
- If Obamacare is the Law of the Land, then Why Does the Obama Administration Keep Ignoring It? (reason.com)
- Obamacare Exemption: None Dare Call It Treason (breitbart.com)
- Obama’s Dramatic Violation of the Constitution (rushlimbaugh.com)
- Abortion Now Funded by Obamacare (breitbart.com)
- Surprise! Obamacare “Consumer Protections” Evaporate (healthsciencewatch.wordpress.com)
- Wait – Isn’t Obama Already Defunding Obamacare On His Own? (pjmedia.com)