Family Security Matters
At his press conference last Friday, President Obama said that when Congress won’t agree to what he wants, he will act alone. That statement, which he has made before, should send shivers through freedom-loving Americans.
The president was asked where he gets the authority to delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, even though the law states that the mandate “shall” go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The Obama administration announced the delay on July 3, without seeking Congress’ help in changing the law.
In response, Obama said that “in a normal political environment, it would have been easier for me to simply call up the speaker and say, ‘You know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law … so let’s make a technical change to the law.’ That would be the normal thing that I would prefer to do.”
But Obama explained that he took a different route because Republicans control the House of Representatives and ardently oppose ObamaCare.