HOUSE GOP MOVES AHEAD ON SUING OBAMA
House Has No Legislation On JOBS, Immigration OR Gun Reform…BUTT Let’s Fuckin Sue The POTUSA.
The office of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, released a draft of the resolution that would authorize the House to file suit amid GOP criticism that the president has declined to faithfully execute the laws of the country.
“In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it,” Boehner said in a statement. “That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own.”
The so-called employer mandate was written into the law as a guardrail to discourage employers from shifting workers into taxpayer-subsidized coverage. Under those rules, companies with 50 to 99 workers must provide coverage or pay a $2,000-per-worker fine.
The administration gave businesses an extra year to comply with the health care law’s requirement to offer coverage.
The House Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing on the resolution next week, with a House vote later this month.
Obama has called the GOP effort a “stunt” and criticized lawmakers for inaction on legislation such as a stalled bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
“I mean, think about that,” Obama said Thursday in Austin, Texas, as he criticized Republicans anew. Addressing them, he said: “You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don’t do your job.”
White House press secretary Josh Earnest reiterated that position and linked it to economic initiatives, saying in a statement that “Republican leaders in Congress are playing Washington politics rather than working with the president on behalf of hardworking Americans.”
Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, said the effort was a waste of taxpayer dollars. “This lawsuit is just another distraction from House Republicans desperate to distract the American people from their own spectacular obstruction and dysfunction,” Hamill said.
Boehner’s actions on the lawsuit come as some Republicans are demanding a far more formidable step — impeachment.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and others have called for Obama’s impeachment. Boehner said Thursday that he disagrees with those calls, but asserts that others can make a determination on their own whether the chief executive deserves it.
Obama made light of the calls for impeachment while in Texas. “You hear some of them — ‘sue him,’ ‘impeach him.’ Really?” he asked to laughter. “Really? For what?”
Obama Dismisses Boehner Lawsuit as a ‘Stunt’ on GMA
Published on Jun 27, 2014
The first part of George Stephanopoulos‘ interview with President Barack Obama aired Friday morning on Good Morning America (more to come Sunday on This Week) and during their talk the president addressed House Speaker John Boehner‘s proposed lawsuit against him for the first time.
“You notice that he didn’t specifically say what exactly he was objecting to,” Obama told Stephanopoulos during his trip to Minnesota. “I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something while they’re doing nothing.”
“The suit is a stunt,” he added.
“What I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?’” Obama continued, mentioning immigration reform as one area in which Americans want action. “You’re going to squawk if I try to fix some parts of it administratively that are within my authority while you’re not doing anything?”
On Wednesday, Boehner held a press conference in which he announced the planned lawsuit and criticized Obama for “bragging” about taking executive action on issues. But, he added, “This is not about impeachment, this is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.”
Boehner: Why we must sue the President
Published on Jul 6, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner says he will introduce legislation that will authorize Congress to sue the President.
I’ll say it one more time, instead of wasting millions with a frivolous lawsuit, pass a jobs bill, pass gun reforms, pass background check legislation. Reinstate unemployment benefits for long term unemployed. Reinstate cuts to Veterans, Reinstate cuts to SNAP.
GOP leaders plan to sue the President and Obama fires back
Published on Jul 11, 2014
John Boehner says he’ll sue the President for “rewriting law to make it fit his own needs.” CNN’s Jim Acosta reports. More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com/
Boehner & Obama; Immigration; Lawsuit
Published on Jul 11, 2014
Your political headlines in 90 seconds: John Boehner vs. Obama; NYT Immigration Op-Ed; Boehner’s presidential lawsuit. More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com/
‘Halt an Imperial Presidency’, Impeach Obama – Sarah Palin 7/8/2014
Published on Jul 8, 2014
Sarah Palin on why it’s time to impeach President Obama
‘Halt an Imperial Presidency’ Sarah Palin Urges Congress to Impeach Obama
(Fox News Insider) Sarah Palin tonight urged Congress to impeach President Barack Obama, saying “a great awakening is due in this country.”
Palin said we must send the message that “he is not an imperial president, and lawlessness will not be accepted by the American people.”
This dumbass talks so much shit, when she wipes her mouth she uses toilet paper.
Boehner: ‘When is [Obama] Going to Take Responsibility For Something?’
Published on Jul 10, 2014
One day after President Barack Obama urged Congress to move quickly on a request for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to address the Texas border crisis, Speaker John A. Boehner made it clear the spending supplemental will not be rubber-stamped.
“We’re not giving the president a blank check,” Boehner said during his weekly press conference Thursday.
President Barack Hussein Obama will take responsibility for “something”, John, when you sober up.
President Obama Taunts Boehner: ‘So Sue Me!’
Published on Jul 1, 2014
On Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama continued his streak of railing against Republican obstructionism in Congress, taunting the rival party for “doing nothing” while threatening legal action against the president to curb executive authority.
Speaking near the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., Obama implored Congress to continue funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and suggested that the political system is currently rigged in favor of those who aren’t in need, by those lawmakers who refuse to take action.
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