Republican Clownshoes: Boner sues Obama over NOT IMPLEMENTING OBAMACARE FAST ENOUGH!

You cannot make this shit up.

"House Republicans intend to sue the Obama administration for unilaterally delaying the employer responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported on Thursday, in effect trying to speed up the implementation of the health care law.

The lawsuit will come after the administration twice delayed the provision — which requires employers with more than 50 employees to pay a fine if they don’t offer affordable quality coverage — citing complaints from firms that claimed they wouldn’t be ready to meet its requirement by 2014.

But Republicans did not immediately question the legality of the postponement. Instead, the GOP called on Obama to also delay the individual mandate and vowed to take another vote on the matter. "

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/07/10/3459057/house-republicans-wi...

And here's some musical accompaniment for you when reading the article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ

Ain't it great that the House GOP has time for these antics yet NOT TO PUT UP AN IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL OR VOTE ON THE ONE THE SENATE PASSED? Oh, how about a budget bill, or a VA funding bill, or an infrastructure bill, or a transportation bill, or that almighty JOBS BILL they haven't come up with?

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A little civics lesson just for Anonymouscoward. When the Congress passes a bill and the President signs it, it is enacted as written (e.g. Obamacare). The President just can't cherry-pick parts of bills that he either postpones or eliminates. The Republicans are playing their cards when they feel like it--it's called "strategy."

Obama knows that Obamacare is a disaster and wants to postpone parts until after the 2014 elections.

You're welcome!

WRONG.

Obamacare is a TAX, SCOTUS said so!

You might want to read the article, you moron:

"The administration claimed that it was relying on the Treasury Department’s “transition relief” authority, which allows the government to grant relief by section 7805(ca) of the Internal Revenue Code. “The authority has been used to postpone the application of new legislation on a number of prior occasions across Administrations,” Mark J. Mazur, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, wrote in a letter to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and pointed to occasions when the Bush administration cited the authority to delay implementation of laws. "

What flavor Kool-Aid is it you're drinking?

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/7805

(a) Authorization
Except where such authority is expressly given by this title to any person other than an officer or employee of the Treasury Department, the Secretary shall prescribe all needful rules and regulations for the enforcement of this title, including all rules and regulations as may be necessary by reason of any alteration of law in relation to internal revenue.
(b) Retroactivity of regulations
(1) In general
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no temporary, proposed, or final regulation relating to the internal revenue laws shall apply to any taxable period ending before the earliest of the following dates:
(A) The date on which such regulation is filed with the Federal Register.
(B) In the case of any final regulation, the date on which any proposed or temporary regulation to which such final regulation relates was filed with the Federal Register.
(C) The date on which any notice substantially describing the expected contents of any temporary, proposed, or final regulation is issued to the public.
(2) Exception for promptly issued regulations
Paragraph (1) shall not apply to regulations filed or issued within 18 months of the date of the enactment of the statutory provision to which the regulation relates.
(3) Prevention of abuse
The Secretary may provide that any regulation may take effect or apply retroactively to prevent abuse.
(4) Correction of procedural defects
The Secretary may provide that any regulation may apply retroactively to correct a procedural defect in the issuance of any prior regulation.
(5) Internal regulations
The limitation of paragraph (1) shall not apply to any regulation relating to internal Treasury Department policies, practices, or procedures.
(6) Congressional authorization
The limitation of paragraph (1) may be superseded by a legislative grant from Congress authorizing the Secretary to prescribe the effective date with respect to any regulation.

(7) Election to apply retroactively
The Secretary may provide for any taxpayer to elect to apply any regulation before the dates specified in paragraph (1).
(8) Application to rulings
The Secretary may prescribe the extent, if any, to which any ruling (including any judicial decision or any administrative determination other than by regulation) relating to the internal revenue laws shall be applied without retroactive effect.
(c) Preparation and distribution of regulations, forms, stamps, and other matters
The Secretary shall prepare and distribute all the instructions, regulations, directions, forms, blanks, stamps, and other matters pertaining to the assessment and collection of internal revenue.
(d) Manner of making elections prescribed by Secretary
Except to the extent otherwise provided by this title, any election under this title shall be made at such time and in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe.
(e) Temporary regulations
(1) Issuance
Any temporary regulation issued by the Secretary shall also be issued as a proposed regulation.
(2) 3-year duration
Any temporary regulation shall expire within 3 years after the date of issuance of such regulation.
(f) Review of impact of regulations on small business
(1) Submissions to Small Business Administration
After publication of any proposed or temporary regulation by the Secretary, the Secretary shall submit such regulation to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on the impact of such regulation on small business. Not later than the date 4 weeks after the date of such submission, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy shall submit comments on such regulation to the Secretary.
(2) Consideration of comments
In prescribing any final regulation which supersedes a proposed or temporary regulation which had been submitted under this subsection to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration—
(A) the Secretary shall consider the comments of the Chief Counsel for Advocacy on such proposed or temporary regulation, and
(B) the Secretary shall discuss any response to such comments in the preamble of such final regulation.
(3) Submission of certain final regulations
In the case of the promulgation by the Secretary of any final regulation (other than a temporary regulation) which does not supersede a proposed regulation, the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall apply; except that—
(A) the submission under paragraph (1) shall be made at least 4 weeks before the date of such promulgation, and
(B) the consideration (and discussion) required under paragraph (2) shall be made in connection with the promulgation of such final regulation.

They can't vote on any kind of immigration now until the law is changed, and the boarder is secure. Besides that, you stupid Dems want to throw in the GANG OF EIGHT and 3.7 billion in order to pass it. So, don't give me that Republican crap of not wanting to do anything. The VA funding bill has already been passed by the Senate, stop watching MSNBC.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

DTOM is wrong again.

There is an immigration bill sitting on Boner's desk that they can vote on RIGHT NOW if he'd bring it to the table.

And if, as you say, the SENATE passed a VA funding bill, then why isn't YOUR BONER holding a vote on it? Is he too limp to do it? Too impotent? Too weakened by the Tea Party?

He can get a bill any time he wants, provided he compromises on one. And that will include border security. As far as obamacare is concerned, it's being dismantled piece by piece, so you can forget about that too, mr. ass clown. Like Galt said, Republicans' tactics will prevail.

Republican "compromise" is giving Boner and you Republicans 98% of what you want.

That's not compromise.

Why don't you resort to holding the world economy hostage again and see how that works out for ya?

Look how he spells the speakers name

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

More Freudian slips and projection/obsession from DTOM.

Boehner/Boner jokes have been made since he was made Speaker, and probably before that.

Anyone remember "Dick Celeste, before he dicks you"?

I had totally forgotten about that one.

I remember "sore-loserman" . When we STOLE an election from the democrats' party--right out from under them! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

My favorite saying is: "be careful what you ask for-you just might get it". The prez should be THANKING The Republicans.

AC, the employer mandate is a big deal, absolutely necessary if the ACA has any chance of being adequately funded. The executive decision to delay was politically inspired (see "November 2014 elections") and not the "transition relief" crap you're swallowing. That said, Boehner's plan to use the courts leads me to think he's trying to get Obama back above the 50 percent approval rating.

Patience is a great virtue.

Whatever, Don. SCOTUS ruled Obamacare to be a TAX. Treasury Dept. and the Secretary of the Treasury, BY LAW, have leeway on tax regulations UNLESS EXPLICITLY GIVEN A DEADLINE IN THE LEGISLATION PASSED BY CONGRESS (see the U.S. Code cited above).

Boehner just pulled a boner.

Assuming that this isn't laughed out of court for lack of standing or on the "transition relief" ground being valid, by the time this gets up to SCOTUS and they rule on it, the employer mandate will be employed anyway and we'll likely be past the 2016 election. Given that small businesses ASKED for the delay, Boehner's attempt to put the bum rush on the employer mandate is NOT going to endear him or the GOP to employers. So Boehner's boner appears to involve him shooting the GOP in the foot right there.

Boehner just wasted our taxpayer money on a comedy sideshow he knows is pointless and is likely to damage the GOP. The simple fact that you don't hear ONE conservative here bitching about Boehner's waste of time and money is pretty much proof in my book that the GOP cares not about government waste nor about doing anything POSITIVE. It's just more evidence that they're a pile of hypocrites and racists and other types of morons whose main issue is that a black guy is in the White House and that black guy is too "uppity" in that he doesn't do EVERYTHING they want (because even 98% of what they want is not "compromise"). Of course, any conservative who DID say anything about Boehner's lawsuit being a waste or in any way bad for GOP interests would immediately be attacked as a RINO by the rabid TeaTards here, since there are no such things as critical thinking and constructive discourse inside the conservative movement

Remember, 14 Republicans JOINED the 54 Democrats in passing the COMPREHENSIVE BI-PARTISAN bill. It passed the Senate by a 68-32 margin, OVER ONE YEAR AGO!!

Now, Boehner will not bring the Senate bill to a vote because he knows it is likely to pass; thereby, arousing the right-wing of the Republican Party to yell RINO in even more districts than they are now. These ideologues would attack even rock-rib conservative Republicans, like Thad Cochran and Eric Cantor.
But, hey, why should I expect a lifelong politician like Boehner to put the best interests of the nation ahead of the best interests of the elected Republicans in the House who voted for him as Speaker? Stupid me!

All one needs to do is look at the likes of FG, DTOM, Galt, and G-string to see that they would do just that - turn on Boehner and any Republican in the House that votes for ANYTHING that openly benefits Obama in any way.

I still think Obama should address the nation from the Oval Office and state unequivocally that eating lead and rat poison, drinking bleach, gasoline, and Draino, and breathing car exhaust, mercury vapor, and aerosol fumes are all BAD things. We'd need FEMA called out to deal with the aftermath, but I predict record low unemployment and an increase in the solvency of Medicare and Social Security would be the result.

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