Obamacare, the law of the land – except when we decide it’s not
The hypocrisy is stunning. Demorcrats apparently lack the gene that induces shame and would prevent such statements in normal people. The Head of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius was recently quoted saying the following:
“This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law,” Sebelius told a group that includes Democrats and Republicans, elected officials, political appointees and bureaucrats. “It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land.”
She of course was attacking opponents to the law (which includes a majority of Americans) for failing to set up state exchanges and threatening to cut off funding. It’s the law after all… but only for you. Like the death panels that will soon decide if you receive treatment or not and in some cases, live or die, the Democrats believe they can selectively enforce the parts of the law they like. Any law. Immigration, recess appointments, Health Care.
First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead. Now comes word that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year…
This is a lawless administration.