The IRS was originally planning to follow the plain text of the law on Obamacare—until President Obama’s political appointees intervened.
The House has a chance to advance an 80-10 issue that’s anti-Obamacare, anti-cronyism, and pro-rule-of-law.
The most powerful branch of government should not go running to the weakest branch when its powers are usurped by a lawless executive; rather, it should respect doctrines of standing, not try to transform the Court into a resolver of political controversies in the absence of proper cases, and use its own powers to defend its turf.
Under a winning alternative, costs would drop, liberty would be secured, and any American who wants to buy health insurance would be able to do so.
The abuse of executive power isn’t limited to the Obama administration.
As the battle over the Ex-Im Bank shows, conservative populism wants to limit government and keep it from favoring big business, while liberal populism wants to expand government and let it both command and feed big business.
Adam White, Jeff Anderson, and host Michael Graham discuss the legal and political ramifications of the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling that Obamacare’s text doesn’t permit subsidies to flow through the federally established exchanges.
President Obama not only caused the current border crisis—since the year before his announced unwillingness to deport minors as required by law, the rate of minors illegally emigrating from Central America has risen about 20-fold (from about 300 to 6,000 per month)—but he also ignored warnings it was coming.
Horribly safety-obsessed parenting notions are now being mandated by law in some communities, turning what should be vibrant and adventurous American children into dependent, coddled wimps.