The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 29, 2014

Courts need to check Obama

I think Mr. Grimm of Lewisburg was hasty in saying U.S. Rep. Barletta’s law was not needed because it “has already been done.” By Obama’s pen?

President Obama has rewritten Obamacare again and again. “That’s the good thing about being president. I can do whatever I want” he said during a recent visit to Monticello. He tells you he is going to break the law. He did it again, says the Wall Street Journal: Most employers won’t face a fine next year if they fail to offer workers health insurance in the latest big delay of the health-law rollout. The Treasury Department said employers with 50-99 full-time workers won’t have to comply with the law’s requirements until 2016.

President Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said, “It is purely political to flout the rule of law and rewrite Obamacare — to win elections.”

Charles Krauthammer said, “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 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, any provision... political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election.” It’s changing the law in a way that he is not allowed to do.

Obama gives corporations a break from the mandate but not American families.

The Washington Free Beacon reports 28 new regulations are expected to require 22,800 employees working full-time.

Any high school history class will teach writing laws and changing them is the province of the legislative branch, not the executive.

President Obama does not seem to care. He believes he can do whatever he wants. It’s time the courts remind him otherwise.

“If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear and forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7: 14. 

Ruth Schaffer, Dornsife

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