To the editor:
Under what provision of the Constitution does the president have the authority to suspend the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act? Like it or not, workable or not, the Supreme Court has held that the president does not have the authority to enact, amend or repeal laws. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution clearly states that the president shall faithfully execute the laws of this country.
Yet this administration has overstepped its authority in refusing to enforce immigration laws and changing the requirements set down in law under No Child Left Behind. Furthermore, HHS now says that while required by law to verify eligibility requirements for individual waivers under Obamacare, it won’t be doing that because it’s too hard, and the logistics are too difficult. Mind you, the GAO points out that some 20 to 25 percent of those receiving the “earned income credit” on their tax forms do so fraudulently. What does this mean for the taxpayer picking up the tab for the Affordable Care Act? What will be the next politically inconvenient or unworkable law that the administration decides to change, suspend or ignore?
Why even have a Congress? Let’s just have the imperious Leader and his loyal advisers decide what laws are useful and ignore the rest.