Editing the wikilaw

December 27, 2013
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Government by whim:

No one can safely plan in this environment. Jay Carney’s declarations have a shelf life of hours, not weeks, but the more lasting damage inheres in the idea that the law can be dictated by the White House. The changes are not matters of implementation but structural elements going to the heart of the law. The administration feels free to issue such changes — though doing so violates (at the very least) the Administrative Procedure Act and arguably the Constitution — because President Barack Obama has successfully flouted the law since 2009.

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After a string of denials, HHS announced that employers would not be required to offer health insurance until 2015 instead of 2014 as the law provides. Next, Obama decreed that small businesses would not have to enroll in online exchanges next year. HHS high-handedly ruled that next year’s enrollment deadline for individuals would be Nov. 15, not Oct. 15 (I can’t imagine why). After the outcry over canceled policies, the president unilaterally allowed that insurers could go ahead and offer last year’s policies. Accelerating retractions and corrections come daily now — most without legal foundation. Individuals can take an extra week to sign up for plans; those who’ve had their policies canceled can sign up for “catastrophic” policies. It all depends upon Obama’s whim.

32 Responses to Editing the wikilaw

  1. Ken_phd on December 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Poli:

    Sooner or later, the courts will weigh in, and Obama’s game will come to a stop. Look for a contempt of court ruling before it’s all over.

    • sophia on December 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Based upon recent history, what makes you think that the courts will rule against the regime when they ‘weigh in’?

      Todays NSA ruling is not encouraging.

      • Ken_phd on December 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Sophia:

        “Based upon recent history, what makes you think that the courts will rule against the regime when they ‘weigh in’?”

        Congress is constitutionally required to make the laws, not the president. Obama can claim he has the right to do so by interpreting the laws in his own way. That treads on the court’s jurisdiction as well as the legislature.

        • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

          People who read the tea leaves to guess about the current liberal agenda see two new types of articles.
          One set is boosting Hilary (“Benghazi doesn’t matter”) for a future pres run.
          The other set is explaining why impeachment is inappropriate. What does the inner circle of the libs know that we don’t?

          • Paul F. on December 31, 2013 at 1:11 am

            “Benghazi doesn’t matter”

            Hillary Clinton never said that. She didn’t say anything remotely close to that. Why are you implying that she did?

          • Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on January 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

            Hilary didn’t say Benghazi is not important, a set of “journalists” who want to boost her are trying to create that meme.

            What Hilary did was worse, IMO.
            http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/07/reminder-hillary-clinton-lied-about-benghazi-while-standing-in-front-of-the-victims-caskets/#ixzz2ovZ8ezI7
            When Hillary Clinton spoke those words, in front of those victims’ families and the whole world, she knew full well that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with any YouTube video. Months later, when she was finally called to account for it, she actually said, “What difference does it make?”

    • Paul F. on December 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Look for a contempt of court ruling before it’s all over.

      Highly unlikely.

  2. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Still, though perhaps cynical, they may wait till there’s a Repub president before this attitude kicks in…

  3. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    All Iowans who applied for healthcare via the federal site are asked to reapply.
    Looks like healthcare.gov is not quite fixed.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/12/28/16000-iowans-forced-reapply-health-insurance-due-obamacare-glitches

  4. Ilene Wayover, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on December 29, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Po widdle investors:

    “The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high for the 50th time this year . . .”

    • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 30, 2013 at 4:02 am

      The vibrant economy is why expiration of long term unemployment benefits is no big deal. Right? Right?

  5. Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on December 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Where are the highest prices for medical care in all the states?

  6. More news, file under "craven" on December 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

    “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.”

    Why…now…Ted?

    Could you be more craven?

    Try though, Ted, we would like to be entertained.

    • Wesley Schmidt on December 30, 2013 at 6:26 am

      Thanks to the Birthers, Cruz’s candidacy for president will never get beyond the “is he eligible?” phase.

      • Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

        He is definitely eligible.
        It is only Dem spin machines doing battlefield prep.

        • Wesley Schmidt on December 30, 2013 at 6:23 pm

          Where was “Ted” born?

        • Jake on December 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

          “It is only Dem spin machines doing battlefield prep.”

          Hardly. It’s the clown car that is the GOP primaries. The nuttiest of birthers can be found within the Republican base and Cruz’s opponents know this. We are far removed from Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

          • Ken_phd on January 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

            Jake et al.

            “It’s the clown car that is the GOP primaries.”

            a substantial post?

          • Jim,MtnView,CA,USA on January 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

            full o’ facts, as usual. :)

  7. go ethan krupp on December 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

    You go, Pajamaboy!

    Could you post again, Ethan?

    We would like to be entertained.

    • ^Ryan Loskarn's sockpuppet on December 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Oh, look, Ryan Loskarn is posting as, “go ethan krupp”.

    • Rob Starnes on December 31, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Fashion trends among the young; how do they work?

  8. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on December 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    A Dem law prof who voted for Obama (twice) notes that Dems are not following the latest talk-it-up campaign. Even Howard Dean, former Pres candidate admits Americans are getting screwed by ObamaCare.
    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-white-house-democratic-lawmakers.html
    [Since Dems on the talk show are not following the script]“Perhaps they expected the media to do it for them, in which case the question is, why isn’t the media doing their work for them, as usual? And I’m guessing the media can’t do it either, because even if you are inclined to sift through the raw material and find the good things, you can only cherry-pick where there are some cherries.

  9. Let's Get Real on December 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    unsustainable

  10. ethan krupp rocks on December 31, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Don’t get mad, Pajama Boy.

    Have another cup of cocoa and type another clever post.

    You will feel so satisfied with yourself.

    • ^Ryan Loskarn's sock puppet on December 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Have another cup of cocoa and type another clever post.

      Oh, look, the GOP’s own Ryan Loskarn is now posting as, “ethan krupp rocks”.

      You are so clever, Ryan, keep it up!

  11. ethan krupp has lots of friends on January 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Pajama Boy–did you enjoy New Years with Giles Morris?

    Please keep posting.

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