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Political Class and Law

130906-GOP-waiver-cartoonThe law doesn’t apply to big business or the political class when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.

The employer mandate requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide comprehensive health care. However, the reporting requirements were just too complex for the government to figure out, so the mandate was delayed for a year.

As a show of good will, while ramming the bill through the Senate the night before Christmas, the politicians agreed to impose Obama Care requirements on themselves. Once they passed the bill and found out what was in it they were shocked to learn it would cost them, and their staffs, huge hunks of cash. No problem. The White House helped tweak the law and our betters were unburdened.

Who’s the Law For?

Now big labor wants Obama to twerk er tweak for them.

Who will the law apply to? Just us serfs.

Line-Item Veto

 

130708-obamacare-line-item-cartoon-Ben Sasse is the president of the Cornhusker Kickback state’s Midland University, and The Weekly Standard’s hope for the U.S. Senate. When President Obama deleted the employer mandate from the Affordable Care Act for one year Sasse said, “The president has just given himself the line-item veto, well after he had signed the bill into law.”  … “Apparently Obamacare is a living, breathing document designed to grow and change with the desires of the president.”

The president, who insists he is not a king, later ruled to retain the individual mandate on the honor system.

Update: Actually, Justice John Paul Stevens says you don’t have a line item veto. From Michael McConnell in the WSJ:

“There is no provision in the Constitution that authorizes the president to enact, to amend, or to repeal statutes.”