Huelskamp: ObamaCare Much like Humpty Dumpty
Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) responded to the Obama Administration’s announcement that the White House has directed the Treasury Department and IRS to violate the ObamaCare statute’s mandatory employer mandate by refusing to enforce it for one year:
“The ObamaCare statute does not give the President, his Treasury Secretary, or his IRS Commissioner the authority to delay the effective date of the employer mandate or refuse to collect the penalty tax. That the Obama Administration has contempt for the rule of law is nothing new. But the application of that lawlessness to the President’s signature legislative achievement is shocking. At best, this is the result of a belated realization that, much like Humpty Dumpty, ObamaCare had a great fall and all of King Obama’s bureaucrats cannot put it back together again.
At worst, this is a crass political ploy to ensure the American people do not endure the full brunt of ObamaCare’s destruction of our economy and health care system until after the mid-term elections in November 2014. “There is only one lawful, constitutional way to deal with all the problems of ObamaCare: pass a law for full repeal or permanent delay in implementation.”