…11 state attorneys general recently signed a letter to former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius protesting that the administration is violating the law by making changes without congressional approval.

“The Administration may not decide single-handedly which parts of the law it will enforce and which parts it will ignore. The only way to fix this problem-ridden law is through congressional action,” the attorneys general wrote.

James Blumstein and Alex Tolbert.

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  1. Studebaker says:

    Despots don’t respect the rule of law. They generally get their legitimacy by claiming to protect those supposedly disenfranchised by the status quo. Despots build their power by rewarding favored cronies and constituents.

    Does any of this sound like the Obama Administration?

    • Erik says:

      Did you think the same way when “Carlyle” Bush and “Halliburton” Cheney were in office? They lied us into a war and handed out contracts to who? The Carlyle Group (Bush Sr. & Bin Laden Sr.) and Halliburton (Cheney ex CEO).

      But I do feel your rage.

  2. Matthew says:

    And much like King John of England, the health care law is in our President’s mouth.

    • James M. says:

      Lets hope in 2016 we can vote in a president that is actually trustworthy and prove that our votes are still worth something. This is our way to get these bureaucrats out of power.

  3. Bill B. says:

    “The lack of lawsuits, they contend, indicates that President Obama is acting within the law.”

    Just because there are not lawsuits does not mean that the President is acting lawfully.

    • Jay says:

      It’s as if since he backs the law, he can do whatever he wants with it.

      • Thomas says:

        As written in the article, the president has been very careful and strategic when picking what to delay and what not to delay.

        • Jay says:

          And this is just the beginning. First, they are changes in which no one has standing to be affected by them. But this disregard for the law can not only hurt us within the next two years, but for future presidential terms to come.

    • Buddy says:

      Regardless if there are lawsuits or not, abuse of power is still abuse of power.

  4. Perry says:

    I guess this is what they call Hope and Change. Changed for the worst and we hope it is going to get better.

    • Buddy says:

      He definitely was not lying when he ran on the platform for change. However, this wasn’t the kind of change that was anticipated.

  5. Don Levit says:

    Regarding the article on income mobility, I find it comical the author believes the study provides there is much fluidity in the income ranges, particularly the top 20%.
    It is difficult for a family to live a decent life if they are in the top 20%.
    The top 10% provides significantly more opportunity, and the top 1%, even more.
    Wow, the chances are over half that a person will spend one year in the top 10% of incomes.
    Big deal.
    Only one out of 10 people experience this luxury, and one out of 100 for the top 1 percent.
    It is funny to think all this fluidity is happening among 1% of the population!
    Don Levit