Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The president just issued yet another change to Obamacare, this time delaying the law's employer mandate until 2016 for companies with between 50 and 99 employees. This means that those companies can now refuse to give their employees health insurance with no penalties whatsoever.
Of course, this boon to business came with a hidden cost which was also scrawled by the president's pen. In order to qualify for this exemption, employers cannot fire or lay off any employees. Moreover, if any employer is forced by economic need to still lay off employees, they will be required by Obama's new imaginary law to make an official declaration to the IRS that Obamacare was not a consideration in the downsizing, or face penalties. Of course, this declaration doesn't have to be true - it's only actual purpose is to give this administration documentation proving that Obamacare isn't a job-killer.
But that's not the only inkblot-related news (think "Rorshach and Awe") coming from Obama's pen. Because last Friday, he also unilaterally changed our immigration law - which might as well be called Obamagration at this point - to make it easier for people to enter our country if they've previously given (ahem) "limited" support to terrorists or terror groups.
This flagrantly unconstitutional method of changing laws is now being used so regularly by the president that Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (quite likely the dumbest woman in Texas) has stated that the real work of Democrats in Washington is now writing up Executive Orders for the president to sign.
Fortunately, the framers of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of this sort of governmental abuse, and created a system of checks and balances which the Republicans could use to set things right if they were vertebrates. Which, unfortunately, they're not.
Not only are they letting Barry get away with his anti-Constitutional imperial declarations without challenge, but yesterday Speaker of the House John Boehner and a group of anti-Tea Party GOP members voted with the Dems to pass a bill raising the debt ceiling yet again without asking for anything in return...except higher spending. Take that, King Barack!
For some reason, perhaps associated with cheap whiskey and the unflagging belief that it's always 5 o'clock somewhere, thinking about Barack Obama's magic ink-filled pen has caused Hope n' Change to conjure up memories of Jimmy Durante singing "Inka-Dinka-Doo."
We just wish there was someone - anyone - in authority who would look at the president's executive orders and say "Inka-Dinka-Don't."