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President should not pick and choose which laws he likes

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

Everyone can see that full implementation of “Obamacare” is a train wreck waiting to happen. Now Obama has suspended the business mandate until after the 2014 midterm election, knowing full well that this could cost him votes.

Many small businesses have already stopped hiring, have cut hours and downsized to avoid the plus-50 employee insurance requirement. Others have chosen to pay the outrageous fines. The individual mandate is still in place. And to top things off, the scandal-ridden IRS is supposed to administer this, with two of its top female crooks in charge. Heaven help us!

I would like to know how the president can enforce part of a law and suspend the rest of it. Where does he get the authority to do this? This is the same thing with immigration. Right now, border enforcement is a joke. I thought the president was elected to enforce the laws of the nation, not to pick and choose which ones he likes.

Why has Congress not stepped forward on this issue, or even the judiciary? This man has made such a mess of things. He cannot even deliver a speech without his teleprompter or typewritten notes in front of him. He promoted an anti-American government in Egypt which has now been overthrown, and that country is now in chaos.

He took 17 vacations during his first term and has now spent over $100,000 for a trek to Africa, and he has done nothing to clean house in the IRS, probably because he can’t even manage his own administration of lawbreakers and tax cheats.

Unfortunately, I don’t see any change coming. Too many people are still under this man’s spell.

Sonia Glick


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  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:27 am on Wed, Jul 17, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1904

    Bobbin posted in another thread,
    Show me one post where I called people "zombies," "Obamanoids," "losers," etc.
    Give me a break.

    Zombies and Obamanoids are mild compared to her preferred insults, "moron", "idiot" and "stupid".

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:55 pm on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857

    Ms. Bobin,

    But you live in Calif. where 100 million dollars is not nearly as signifiicant
    to the Calif. economy as the Georgia economy. And evidently you and Obama could care less about the economy of Georgia.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:49 pm on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857

    Ms. Bobin:

    So you think that the president shouldn't be afforded the protection that the most powerful leader in the free world has always received?

    I suppose you lived in Georgia you might not be as open to his expensive vacations.


    Georgia Democrat John Barrow took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday afternoon to critique the price of President Obama’s forthcoming trip to Africa, as its putative price tag is roughly the equivalent of the sequester-induced spending cuts in the state of Georgia.

    “Very soon thousands of folks in my district in Georgia, and even more across the state, will be furloughed as a result of the budget sequester,” Barrow said. “Studies have shown that the sequester will cost the Georgia economy approximately $107 million. Meanwhile, reports circulated this week that President Obama’s upcoming trip to Africa will cost the taxpayers nearly $100 million.” (Note: this is actually the highest end of the estimate, which projected a cost ranging from $60-$100 million.)

    “Mr. Speaker, no one here questions the need for security for our Commander-in-Chief,” Barrow continued. “But we do question the need for such expensive trips when so many folks across the country are being forced to cut back because Congress can’t get its act together.”

    Read more at http://www.rightwingnews.com/barack-obama/democrat-john-barrow-hammers-obama-for-his-100-million-dollar-african-vacation/#Ff1ZT0peowe67eWX.99

  • John Lucas posted at 2:58 pm on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:59 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    So you think that the president shouldn't be afforded the protection that the most powerful leader in the free world has always received?

    Apparently, it was people like Mr. Dockter who devised JFK's final trip - and that was domestic.


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:58 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Liebich - I believe you mean the "employer mandate," not the "employee mandate."

    As with all Kool-Aid drinkers of the conspiracy type, you cannot even repeat nonsense correctly.

    No one is "violating" the law, they are simply postponing implementation for the convenience of employers. Or do you believe that employers shouldn't be cut any slack in order to comply with a new law?

    Only a stupid moron would contend that this was a "violation," as if Obama suddenly decided to suspend the Constitution.

    You would be much better off it you stopped inflating simple things and started thinking like a normal person without the penchant for exaggeration. Maybe those contrails are REALLY starting to get to your brain cells.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 10:40 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1591

    Andrew you have absolutly no credibility with me please return to tilting at windmills.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:11 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Mr. Barrow, President Pinnocchio recently postponed the employee mandate. A direct violation of his own landmark legislation. Be a thinker not a Kool-Aid drinker.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 9:43 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1591

    Really Brian let's take a look at this poor excuse of a letter do you think that "Everyone can see that full implementation of “Obamacare” is a train wreck waiting to happen." or just some people think that? Do you believe that "the president was elected to enforce the laws of the nation," or maybe we have other people to do that. Do you not understand that the constitution provides for three separate branches of government or do you think that congress or the judiciary should step in to control the president? No matter what your political position is this is a poorly written rant and when you support it you belittle yourself.

  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:37 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857


    Aside from the fact Obama spent 100 Million on the trip to Africa. Not 100K. Everything in the letter is an accurate assessemnt of B.O. Considering you are just another one of those who has fallen under B.O.'s spell. I am totally understanding why you would think this letter is remarkably ridiculous.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:17 am on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1591

    What a remarkably ridiculous letter.


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