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Offline rangerrebew

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Are there any parts of Obamacare the president can't suspend?
« on: January 08, 2014, 09:31:47 AM »
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Re: Are there any parts of Obamacare the president can't suspend?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 11:20:24 AM »
The president can drag his feet and delay enforcement of certain parts of a law - executive discretion - but not, I think, all or a major portion of a law.

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Re: Are there any parts of Obamacare the president can't suspend?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 01:26:47 PM »
The president can drag his feet and delay enforcement of certain parts of a law - executive discretion - but not, I think, all or a major portion of a law.

I always thought legislation was supposed to be specific.  If a bill gives someone the authority to change it as he/she sees fit, I don't know that it is a law under the original understanding of the Constitution.  That is simply giving an individual the authority to ignore congress. :pondering:
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Re: Are there any parts of Obamacare the president can't suspend?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 02:03:29 PM »
Apparently there is one: the individual mandate. That one is sacrosanct and must be defended to the point of shutting down the government.
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Re: Are there any parts of Obamacare the president can't suspend?
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