Is It Really The House Which Has the Nation Hostage?


I post this not to be partisan. If the White House, the executive branch, would have been Republican I would have posted it the same.

I am on a quest for what is truth for this is what God commands us.

I welcome corrections or comments about my thoughts.

Article One of the Constitution gives legislative power to the Congress made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“The legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 1 is a vesting clause, granting all the federal government’s legislative authority to Congress.” Wikipidea

What does the legislative branch do?

“They can declare wars, make laws, have the power to borrow money when they think it’s necessary, and they collect taxes.”

The executive branch, which is the White House, does not have the power to make or change the law.

I clearly remember the White House amending Obama Care a number of times including the delaying of the Employer Mandate until 2015.

In fact these amendments without their approval from the Congress are illegal.

Yet the only thing that we hear from the White House is that the House of Representatives is keeping the country hostage.

If we are to begin somewhere, let us begin by questioning the numerous amendments made by the White House to Obama Care without Congressional approval.

Charles Krauthammer’s comments are worthy of reading.

“President Obama indignantly insists that GOP attempts to abolish or amend Obama¬care are unseemly because it is “settled” law, having passed both houses of Congress, obtained his signature and passed muster with the Supreme Court.

Yes, settledness makes for a strong argument — except from a president whose administration has unilaterally changed Obama¬care five times after its passage, including, most brazenly, a year-long suspension of the employer mandate.

Article I of the Constitution grants the legislative power entirely to Congress. Under what constitutional principle has Obama unilaterally amended the law? Yet when the House of Representatives undertakes a constitutionally correct, i.e., legislative, procedure for suspending the other mandate— the individual mandate — this is portrayed as some extra-constitutional sabotage of the rule of law. Why is tying that amendment to a generalized spending bill an outrage, while unilateral amendment by the executive (with a Valerie Jarrett blog item for spin) is perfectly fine?”

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