Obama's comments in January that 2014 would be a "year of action" to implement his priorities, which he said he would do "with or without Congress" by using his "pen and the phone." "Such a shift in power should alarm members of both political parties because it threatens the very institution of the Congress," said a GOP-written report accompanying the legislation.
Republicans have objected that Obama has twice delayed the law's so-called employer mandate, which he did under pressure from business groups. The provision requires companies with 50 or more employees working at least 30 hours weekly to offer health care coverage or pay fines, while businesses with fewer than 50 workers are exempt. The requirement was initially to take effect this year. Now, companies with 50 to 99 employees have until 2016 to comply, while bigger companies have until next year. Republicans say there are other examples of Obama exceeding his powers. These include failing to notify Congress in advance when he traded five Taliban members held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the captive Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, and unilaterally preventing the deportation of some children who illegally immigrated to the U.S. They also point to Obama's comments in January that 2014 would be a "year of action" to implement his priorities, which he said he would do
July 30, 2014 • AP - Republicans are ready to muscle through the lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. Republicans say the House's planned legal action is warranted because Obama has violated his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws. They say that instead, he has enforced laws as he wants to, dangerously shifting power to the presidency from Congress. "It is to preserve this country, the separation of powers and the rule of law," said Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. The lawsuit will focus on how Obama has carried out his health care overhaul, a 2010 law that is one of his most prized domestic achievements and that every GOP lawmaker opposed. Republicans say Obama has illegally changed the law using executive actions. The White House and Democrats say he's acted legally and within the latitude he's empowered to use as chief executive. In particular, Republicans have objected that Obama has tw
Maybe it is an election year: The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal. Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.
Now all of a sudden Obama thinks our veterans deserve better? Why now and not five years ago?
A liberal commentator said that you can not impeach someone for simply being incompetent. That is why they are suing him.
" He Pelosi and Reid and the liberals have exposed this country to potential destructive forces !"
This is why most moderates don't take certain people seriously. In a nut shell you pretty much said if they aren't conservative, they are ruining the nation.
You can't ignore the fact that the Republicans in Congress have also failed horribly. I mean come on...sue the President?? If they feel he did something impeachable, then they need to fulfill their sworn oaths and do what the Constitution says they should do. What's stopping them from doing what they swore to protect?
OH but the dems LOVE to blame everything on republicans, and Bush. Dems have never extended a good faith effort to get along in the first place !!
There are a number of Republican Bills sent from the House to the Senate sitting on Harry’s desk. Harry will not let them come to a vote. I think one could guess that he is concerned that there is actually enough Bi-Partisan support for some of those bills that they could actually pass the Senate. He is keeping those bills from an up or down vote simply to make it look like nothing is happening in the House.
So mod, that is why we need to elect more republicans and get rid of Reid and his self-inflicted grid lock.
He CAN and SHOULD be impeached for not upholding his SWORN oath of not protecting and faithfully executing the articles of the Constitution !! He Pelosi and Reid and the liberals have exposed this country to potential destructive forces !! and scandals !! and made a mockery of the constitution and patriots and veterans and small businesses and the working person and the coal industry and the taxpayers etc etc.
I agree beright. How a president can go visit Texas during a border crisis and get on TV that same afternoon and tell the press that he needs 3.7B dollars to deal with the crisis or it is all the republicans fault - is something I have NEVER heard from any other president in history. I would like for him to shut the f%*& up and tell the press "we are gonna go get together in DC and work it out with the emphasis on what is BEST for the country !!!!""" Never ever heard him say anything like that on ANY crisis...
A liberal commentator said that you can not impeach someone for simply being incompetent.
I would certainly like to make sure an amnesty provision in NOT included in any immigration bill. I would like a true investigation as to why the ACA still has left 40 million people uninsured after all the hoopla has died down and why the magic number was eight million signups. I would like a jobs bill passed that in not simply a union subsidy. I would like a highway bill that actually is about repairing highways. I would stop giving money to Hamas. I would start funding NASA again. I would stop funding illegal immigration. I would like a senate leader that would bring bills to the floor of the senate for a vote. That is enough for a start.
What do you want "done"beright?
"If the Republicans get control of the senate and maintain the house, maybe we can get something done."
Doubtful..the Dems will do to them what they've been doing all this time..obstruction. Even if something would get past Congress, Obama would probably veto it and that would be the end of it.
If the Republicans get control of the senate and maintain the house, maybe we can get something done. Republicans are more likely to cross the aisle and work with Democrats than the other way around. The Democrats as they are lead now have no compromise in their agenda. Harry Reid is holding up votes in the Senate strictly based on Partisan shenanigans.
Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request for emergency border immigratoin. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it wanted to deal with the border crisis. And as the proposal drew fierce criticism, the White House made few overtures to lawmakers in either party to rally support.
House and Senate lawmakers in both parties plus several senior congressional aides said this past week that the handling of the proposal by Obama and the White House is emblematic of the administration's rocky relationship with Congress: an ad hoc approach that shuns appeals to opponents and doesn't reward allies.
Well, knowledge of the Constitution kind of goes with knowing the branches of government. I would hope most Americans would have some idea about what the Constitution is and how our current laws have been shaped by it and court rulings since then.
There is nothing wrong with being liberal, democrat or a liberal democrat. Anymore than being a conservative, republican or a conservative republican is right.
They all serve a purpose in our society.
Number One should be some knowledge of the Constitution !! If they did what you say they would surely not vote FOR liberal democrats.
Nothing special about that. Most Presidents lose at the popularity polls in their second term.
What I would like to see is a poll by people who..
1) Vote in primaries
2) Can name the 3 branches of our Govt
3) Find Israel, South Korea, Germany and Brazil on a blank map.
4) Spend at least 15 minutes reading news (not watching it on tv) per day.
Those people might actually have enough sense in their heads to be able to answer a poll on politics.
Last week his approval rating was at 42 percent and declining rapidly.
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