Tuesday, February 11, 2014

King Barack I

Adhocracy | National Review Online: "If this kind of selective enforcement of a public law is legitimate, then how exactly would the president describe the limits of his ability to engage in such selection? Is he bound in some definable way to the particulars of statutes as written and passed by Congress, or does he merely take them as suggestions for how he might proceed?

The employer mandate, like the law of which it forms a part, is a bad idea. I agree with the administration that the mandate should not take effect. But to achieve that, it would need to be repealed. There would most certainly be a majority in Congress in favor of repealing it — and of repealing the individual mandate while they’re at it. The House Republicans should obviously immediately pass a measure doing both, or separate bills for each of the mandates (as they did last year when the president first suspended the employer mandate). If the Senate passed the same, would the president veto it because he would rather ignore bad laws than repeal them? Does he deem Congress unnecessary? Do congressional Democrats agree with him?"
Look on the bright side. No more need to go to the polling booth. It was already a sham anyway.