As it applies to President Obama’s budgetary practices, it just about sums it all up. His bailout of Obama care and use of the EPA to write his own environmental laws have created the perfect mess. Usurping Congress’ control of the nation’s purse strings and law making responsibilities, he has plunged ahead on his own course. No one seems able to forestall him. The Dog’s Breakfast is his to eat.
As House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pointed out this week, President Obama is again breaking the law — one he signed himself and bears his name, Obamacare. Ryan and Congress are right to cry foul, for there’s a lot at stake.
The Department of Health and Human Services “circumvented” Congress by illegally diverting billions of dollars from the Treasury to insurance companies in Obamacare’s exchanges.
According to a report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, this “would appear to be in conflict with a plain reading of” the law, which states that money collected in excess of a certain amount each year must be handed over to the Treasury.
The House Ways and Means Committee is investigating. The House had an initial success last month in its lawsuit challenging $150 billion in unappropriated insurer subsidies.
As Ryan put it, Obama “basically gave billions of dollars, taxpayer dollars, to insurance companies, to try and make Obamacare look better than it is … and to try to make the premium increases not as high as they otherwise would be.”
For a president who campaigned against the influence of big corporations, and who maligned opponents of Obamacare for supposedly defending large insurers, his illegal bailout is another sign of just how badly his healthcare “reform” is working.
The president’s pilfering from the Treasury softens the blow a bit for insurers who are discovering that they can’t make money under Obamacare’s rules. Taxpayers are having their pockets picked so the president can massage the numbers, limit price hikes and make his signature legislation look less like a dog’s breakfast.
That sounds about right! A dog’s breakfast…Obama made it. He created this mess and he should have to abide by his mess. But so goes the story right!
It’s like passing Obamacare, a law, but NOT having to use or abide by it. Oh, he certainly has a pen and he has a phone, but he certainly doesn’t have a CLUE about abiding by the Constitution of the United States. He is a president that passes laws for all, but would rather not enforce laws for some. You have to wonder some days which laws he’s really going to enforce.
Ask yourself: Is our nation a nation of laws or men?
I think our Founding Fathers must be rolling over in their graves.
It’s a Dog’s Breakfast. Yes! It’s a complete and utter disaster! Don’t blame me! I didn’t vote for the “Hope and Change” thing. But keep your hope and faith because the REAL change is coming January 20,2017.
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