Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”

Krauthammer says that delaying the employer mandate simply to ease political pain before an election is the kind of stuff they do in banana republics:



But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.

It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.

Right after Krauthammer makes his case for the lawlessness of delaying part of Obamacare yet again, Ron Fournier from the National Journal disagrees on the basis that the administration would argue it’s a tax and thus the Treasury has the ability to amend regulations. Krauthammer argues that they can amend regulations for the purpose of implementing the law, but not for easing political pain. A convinced Fournier appears to respond (off-camera) “fair enough, when you put it that way I agree with you.”

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ArizonaMilitiaDotCom
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ArizonaMilitiaDotCom

Changing the substance of any particular law, on one man’s whim, is the very definition of Totalitariansim.

Buy More Ammo. This kind of Totalitarianism only ends one way.

Danvil
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Danvil

Why aren’t the Repulicans calling for a special prosecutor over the intentional and illegal use of the IRS to suppress legitimate Tea Party organizations? The FBI hasn’t even bothered to interview any other those Americans that had their Constitutional Rights stolen by Obama, that’s some investigation by the FBI, but the GOP has no stones, anywhere. Who does the GOP think piut them in charge of the House in 2010? A lot of good our efforts have done for the protection of the Constitution that these RINOs took an oath to uphold.

originalFRED
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originalFRED

Straw Poll Results:

Is Obama a Dictator?

up for yes (128)
down for no (1)

DDDD
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DDDD

“THOUGHT POLICE: FIRMS MUST SWEAR OBAMACARE NOT A FACTOR IN FIRINGS” What?!? Some years ago, in Canada, I consulted a labour relations lawyer about “wrongful dismissal”. He told me, that in the absence of a collective agreement wherein an employer has made certain special agreements and abrogated certain of hisher rights, there is no such thing as “wrongful dismissal”, because, Canada, to use his words, is not a slave state. In other words, in Canada, in the absence of a collective agreement, a person can be fired at any time, for any reason. The only onus upon the employer in firing somebody, is to adhere to certain minimum Employment Standards mandated by law, typically something along the lines of giving two weeks notice or giving two weeks salary. Often, a compassionate employer will be more generous than just the legal minimum severance, but is by no means obligated to do… Read more »

dchrist81
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dchrist81
jackmeyhoffer
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jackmeyhoffer

I wonder if some of the voters are now thinking that maybe electing the colored fella for a second term wasn’t such a good idea.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Perhaps some of the whites but I doubt if any of the 95% of blacks who voted for him do. You can’t fix stupid!

amitorelocato
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amitorelocato

He is right.USA. is run not any different that a third world country by a clueless black man.Sometimes I wonder if, I do still live in America.

motimer
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motimer

we might be welcome in MEXICO

BallerIsBackVer2
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BallerIsBackVer2

The sheriff is near! (RIP Cleavon)

Obamastein
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Obamastein

Impeach the traitor Obama and Hillary.

Bobby
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Bobby

the embarrassment of being an American and knowing the world is thinking, “is the the best guy they could find!”.

motimer
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motimer

yup– he gets CREEPIER EVERY DAY !

dannyvice
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dannyvice

The SCOTUS deemed this law a tax. Tax cannot be unilaterally altered by anyone including the POTUS. I can’t see how a class action lawsuit against this law would fail. It’s now unconstitutional and illegal in both it’s existence and implementation.

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

Only Americans care about the Constitution, and Americans are now a minority in the US. The majority voted for and support Obama.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

If at any point along the way the DOJ gets involved it will die on the vine. If a lawsuit comes before a liberal judge, it dies there too.
It will take a miracle of huge proportions to be rid of this vicious law.

pse chicago
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pse chicago

careful “banana republic” and “blackboard” are racist!

Michael Bobier
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Michael Bobier

the thing we need to remember is that once out of office the E.O’s go away like him. time to put pressure on the house to start the impeachment process so it will all go away.

hoya
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hoya

and how do you suggest we put pressure on decpicable republican Elite , the gutless scary RINOS who run the party those days?

Michael Bobier
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Michael Bobier

or KENYA where he is from

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

His last known citizenship was Indonesian, where his name was Barry Soetoro. Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship. There’s no evidence he ever regained his US citizenship, or legally changed his name to Barack Obama.

fleabug
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fleabug

Well the president is trying to turn America into a BR.

Opernhaus
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Opernhaus

Hate to say it but he is half-African after all. Know any successful African nation lately?

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith
fleabug
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fleabug

Lol, you are absolutely correct.

motimer
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motimer

ZIMBAWBAE ????? HA HA HA HA HA , THE JOKE IS ON US !

1stAfterburner
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1stAfterburner

banana republics !!!?? Banana Republics!! Did you hear him? Oh yes!
Raaaaaaaasist Code! I said it, there. I will report this to our Great Attorney General, Our Dear General Eric Holder!

Testicules
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Testicules

So, we have an unconstitutional law that was “deemed” to be passed,
outside of constitutionally defined congressional process. And that and
any other law may or may not be enforced on an individual basis, based
on if the Emperor has either “granted” you, or sold you (for personal
profit) a “waiver”, which may or may not stand up in court. And that
court decision will be made by an Imperial political appointee who was
put into office outside of the normal Senate confirmation process…

We are truly lawless…

Fej
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Fej

I’m not quite sure the republic can be saved but if it can it will have to be a movement conservative like Cruz and not another pasty, wishy-washy, spineless RINO. We are in quite a hole here.

SemperFi1946
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SemperFi1946

There is a lack of courage, morality and ethics in our ruling class. All they care about is keeping their snouts in the public trough for as long as possible. The citizens of this country need to march by the millions until we get term limits and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget every year. If Obama is doing all these illegal things, why is nobody using the powers of Congress to stop them????? NOTHING will change by elections, the people must demand these changes be implemented and it will take tens of millions clogging DC for not just one or two days but as long as it takes to get it done

Texasdav
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Texasdav

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana

Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana

Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Read more: Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics

NJK
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NJK

And we have either sissies or collaborators acting as leadership in the GOP. I don’t know what’s worse, Obama, or whatever his real name is, or those in the sissy party. History is going to spit on them, either way. They’re no George Washington’s or Thomas Jefferson’s, that’s for sure. They’re the door mats you wipe your muddy shoes on.

Anna Hall Bohach
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Anna Hall Bohach

Is there not a single person in the employ of the Federal Government who has a single smidgin of integrity? He only gets away with this because his Federal lackeys continue to obey unlawful orders. We’re going to need Nuremberg trials before this is over.

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

You don’t become a Senator unless the owners of the country have you blackmailed.

Phillip Rose
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Phillip Rose

“…a single smidgin of integrity?” If they did, they would not work for the government.

Ironside
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Ironside

Krauthammer should be smart enough to know that it’s racist to mention Obama and banana in the same paragraph.

John Galt
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John Galt

“Don’t blame me, I voted for the Banana!”
Curious G.

Fej
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Fej

In response to this latest outrage, Boehner immediately grabbed his ankles and awaited Obama’s next visit.

Fej
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Fej

Is this the same obamacare that was sold to the American people as
“IT’S NOT A TAX…”

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

Obama supporters don’t care. They don’t pay taxes.

Fej
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Fej

Point taken.

YouDude60
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YouDude60

Romney. 47%. Exactamundo.

Kit Pendergraft
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Kit Pendergraft

Implementing Obama care was above the Presidents pay grade.

amitorelocato
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amitorelocato

We are in big trouble when, an inept black president does as he pleases,with not accountability at all.

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

In all fairness, Obama likely just reads what his handlers put on his teleprompter and does what he’s told. He’s heavily blackmailed. He’s a lackey for the big bankers. He’s not even a traitor, since he’s an illegal alien.

Tal Creech
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Tal Creech

Color has nothing to do with it. Inept is inept, and an inept president being allowed to write and rewrite legislation without the Congress voting is about as close to tyranny as you can get.

amitorelocato
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amitorelocato

Name a Black Democrat politician qualified to be President of the USA.If you can, I’ll shut up.

hoya
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hoya

Hank Johnson- who made this infamous remark about Guam capsiding from American serviceman deployed to the area

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

Race has a lot to do with American politics. Almost 100% of blacks voted for Obama. Blacks are different from whites. They need big govt. to survive in the USA. Every majority black city in the US is a crime infested financial basket case. But yes, any president that ignores the rule of law is corrupt.

hoya
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hoya

You are wrong color/pigmentation has alot to do with the fact that he had been playing race card for his entire presidency and managed to shut up any criticism and made congress IMPOTENT!

brooksmd
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brooksmd

Charles, we turned in the direction of a “banana republic” five years ago.

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

And we don’t even grow any bananas. We’re not even a good banana republic.

ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour
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ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour

We just grew the dictaster in chief.

Frank Castle
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Frank Castle

Both parties and the entire political system is ran by the banks, for the banks. The dollar printed by the private and foreign federal reserve runs every Americans life as they work endlessly for the banks. America is a fraud! No one is free, everyone is a slave.

originalFRED
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originalFRED

Amnesty will fix immigration about as well as Obamacare fixed the healthcare industry.

motimer
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motimer

FOR EVERY ONE IN THEY SHOULD LET ONE OF US OUT !

jrcowboy49
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jrcowboy49

Time to refresh our memories on Alinsky another mentor of Barack Hussein Obama. Look where we are going as you read this. Who is Saul Alinsky? Saul David Alinsky, a writer, was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. He is most noted for his book Rules for Radicals. Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Education: University of Chicago Spouse: Irene Alinsky Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky: There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important. 1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people 2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you… Read more »

ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour
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ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour

Where’s he buried? I’d like to take a dump on his grave.

motimer
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motimer

KILLARY OF BENGAZZI WORKED FOR ALINSKY AND WROTE HER THESIS ON HIM !

Brian
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Brian

banana republic… Black board… he is a racist. /sarc off

Obamastein
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Obamastein

Hilly Benghazi Jane Clinton 1974 and 2013. Tale of two lying witches.

bluesky
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bluesky

Don’t insult hillbillies.
They wouldn’t have her. That’s why they won’t let her back in Arkansas.

Obamastein
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Obamastein

You are 100% correct.

Obamastein
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Obamastein

I made an edit. Thank you.

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

That’s an insult to Wiccans.

Fej
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Fej

Hitlery thrown off the watergate committee for lying and creating fictional “evidence”. Of course she deserves the white house, she’s female and liberal !

CharlesKaye
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CharlesKaye

Dear Congressman/Senator XXX,

President Obama is acting like a dictator and recklessly violating federal laws by changing the ACA mandates whenever he feels politically motivated to do so.

I would like you to proceed with Impeachment. I realize the Senate will be a hurdle, but at this time, Americans need to know where the GOP stands and where the Democrats stand. I believe Impeachment will demonstrate that the GOP will not stand for any president acting against the laws which he swore to uphold.

Thank You.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

Form letter reply:
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your support as President Obama and I work to provide affordable health care to all Americans. Stay in school and just say no to drugs!

T. Rantula
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T. Rantula

I just heard today that Mr. Krauthammer voted for Obama the first round. That was a shock. Well, I used to love this guy, now…I wonder if he had a hand in something and lost it, or he just hit reality. He only knows, but to vote for someone with no experience and such a background, you…Mr. Krauthammer have really pulled one here. Who are you?

bluesky
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bluesky

Who are you George Constanza? I’m the opposite of everyone you ever met. Levity.

T. Rantula
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T. Rantula

What the heck? Did your cat jump on the keys or tablet? You are the reason we are here, and not working and writing on a news story.

bluesky
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bluesky

What are you babbling about?

ReaganFan
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ReaganFan

How credible is the source though? I really question that.

Fej
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Fej

Kraut is a neocon. He’s actually a liberal in republican clothing.

Obamastein
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Obamastein

O-blamerCare has crashed & is burning.

Mickey
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Mickey

The ‘R’ jerseys don’t share the testicular mass of the ‘D’ jerseys. They will NEVER fight to win and it is all part of the socialist agenda. They have, and have had, plenty of ammo to beat down these socialist criminals, but, they will NEVER use it to the advantage of you and me. It’s all about furthering the cause of the elite globalists. These people who were elected to ‘serve’ us, the people, are only in place to give more advantage to the elitists. Even if ,when elected, they have the best intentions, they soon find that they are in a ‘go along to get along’ environment and if they want to stay in their position of limited power with all their perks, they must ‘play the game.’ As long as this form of government is perpetuated, it will only get worse. When only increasing the national debt by… Read more »

Budd Smith
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Budd Smith

I’d bet most or all in congress are blackmailed by the big bankers. Obama certainly is. That’s why the big money supported him. He’s owned.

Obamastein
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Obamastein

Lincoln may have freed the slaves, but Obama has reversed all that.

libertees
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libertees

Don’t worry Charles. President Yellen is going to print more so everything will be fine. It has always worked

Wyrdless
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Wyrdless

Worked great for the Wiemar republic, Argentina and France in 1790

Mike Gilmer
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Mike Gilmer

Democrats are all lawless tyrants. Do not believe it? How many Democrats are criticizing Obama changing the law without Congressional approval? None? What do you think they would be saying if a Republican was doing this?

ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour
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ObamaHillaryKilledBenghaziFour

Real Republicans would never have passed this POS law in the first place although you hit the nail on the head. Democraps would be searching for the cheese to go with their whine.

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