Tom Tancredo says Barack Hussein Obama’s edict on health care shows his disregard for Congress.
President Obama’s unilateral and unconstitutional postponement of the effective date of the employer mandate in Obamacare should be a wake-up call to even the most naïve Republican member of Congress. Only utter fools will continue to support any amnesty “deal” struck with Charles Schumer and the Obama White House.
The Obamacare delay makes it clear beyond any dispute that Obama and his Cabinet cannot be trusted to keep any bargain or obey any law it finds distasteful or politically inconvenient.
That many Republicans and business leaders believe the delay is a good idea – a welcome step toward permanent delay or repeal – is beside the point: Obama did not have the authority to do it unilaterally, and his motives are purely and transparently political.
If the Jan. 1, 2014, start date for the employer mandate set in statute can be waived unilaterally, who can believe that any implementation schedule or sequence of “triggers” in any amnesty bill will not be similarly altered to suit the political interests of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party’s favored interest groups?
This latest act of lawlessness is not new or exceptional; on the contrary, it is part of a pattern of ignoring Congress and changing the law by edict and administrative rule. In other countries of the world, this is called dictatorship.
In fact, the likelihood of that kind of sabotage of amnesty legislation is higher because it has the “bipartisan” label attached to it by virtue of the votes of 14 Senate Republicans. If Republicans will go along with this imperial edict on legislation they all voted against, why would they oppose it on a bill they cosponsored?