“Congress hasn’t been able to do it, so I will.” With this bold statement, President Obama announced last Friday that he would unilaterally replace the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with conditions-based waivers. Obama’s waiver strategy is an alarming misuse of executive power that undermines the separation of powers.
One of the most disturbing trends of 2011 was the Obama Administration’s willingness to skirt the Constitution’s law making process. In September, the Obama administration openly bypassed Congress by unilaterally issuing waivers to exempt states from the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Even more outrageous, Obamacare waivers (giving relief from the law’s most costly provisions) were given almost exclusively to political allies of the administration such as labor unions and Harry Reid’s home state of Nevada. Fully 20% went to unions and businesses (including luxury restaurants and financial firms) in Nancy Pelosi’s congressional district in San Francisco.
When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said of Obamacare, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” apparently she meant that it would include pain and suffering for America’s businesses, except for those fortunate enough to get waivers, including a few high-class restaurants, night clubs and hotels that reside in her congressional district.
We cannot and will not speak for anyone in this country; however, we have been writing about this illusion that President Obama assumes where quite openly, it is “…my way or the highway…” This overreaching arrogant man does not deserve another term and should be put out of politics for good.
Barack Obama’s actions and reckless disregard for the U.S. Constitution is taking away our liberties. Government was not developed for the politician. It was developed in this nation for the protection of our liberties; a notion we’re sure that given his waivers to unions, illegal immigrants, and big businesses to cater to their profits is overwhelming.
Would Obamacare force millions of middle-class Americans to buy health insurance they can’t afford, or would Obamacare end up costing taxpayers $500 billion more over 10 years? The problem begins with Obamacare’s individual mandate, which forces every American to buy a federally approved health insurance policy.
If the federal government was so good in the medical insurance business why would there be the need for competition? It becomes very evident that the federal government – or the Obama administration would want to issue more confines on our tax dollars to fund the monopolization of federal health care.
Obamacare then makes all insurance policies more expensive by forcing insurance companies to insure every customer who wants a policy, while also limiting the prices they can charge.
Consequently, what we have is an unconstitutional mandate that one either buys medical insurance the “Obama way” or else. Or else what? We don’t know the penalties but morally and ethically should an overbearing government – by the actions of one man and his cronies have the right to tell you what kind of light bulb to use or what type of insurance to buy?
Finally through his not-so-crafty manipulation of, or his reckless disregard for the rule of law in this country, his actions alone have put the United States in some rather ugly decision-making. And this clown wants more power? He wants Congress to allow him more power to do what exactly? The modern consensus is that he wants to balloon the size of government and tack that on to some kind of unfinished legacy monument in Washington D.C.