November 21, 2014 11:30 am -

In 2012, John Bohner said,”Obamacare is the law of the land” but it has been treated as anything but that by Republicans.

[su_center_ad]House Republicans have filed a long-threatened lawsuit on Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority, The New York Times reports.

The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments — focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect.

The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined as those with 50 or more employees.)

House Republicans have also threatened to either to add an immigration component to the lawsuit filed on Friday, which addresses only the Affordable Care Act, or began a separate legal action, thus filling two lawsuits against Obama for acting as if he’s the President.

I really think Democrats should sue Congress for doing absolutely nothing with the exception of filing meaningless lawsuits.  [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to True Story: House Republicans File Suit Against Obama Over Health Law

  1. Guy Lauten November 21st, 2014 at 11:57 am

    “I really think Democrats should sue Congress for doing absolutely nothing.”
    I think regular US citizens – Democrat and Republican alike – should file a class action suit against Congress. They have not performed their fiduciary duty of governing, and its time they be held accountable.

    • Hirightnow November 21st, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      As long as the settlement comes out of their pockets, and not ours.

    • granpa.usthai November 21st, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      AND TAKE BACK THE MONIES THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS!- with interest and penalties. + no benefits!

      • rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 3:20 am

        $174,000 per year

    • bahlers November 22nd, 2014 at 3:56 am

      So should we also sue the former Congress of 2009 for failing to even pass a budget?

  2. tiredoftea November 21st, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    If Turley has gone court shopping, then this lunatic move might get a hearing in district court. Otherwise, it will get thrown out due to lack of standing, as other suits have been.

    Here’s a thought, Mr. Boehner, get Congress to do its job!

    • Dwendt44 November 21st, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      You ask too much.

  3. William November 21st, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Well gee wiz, what happened to the last lawsuit they talked about (to appease the bagger base), but didn’t file?
    This should be fun. An idiot versus a Constitutional lawyer.

  4. Jeffrey Samuels November 21st, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    so the president makes a decision that the republicans don’t like about immigration, and they sue him about ACA.

    Um, haven’t we been here before?

  5. OldLefty November 21st, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Have to say it yet again…
    What a silly, unserious people we are.

    • burqa November 23rd, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Indeed. I remember back when I was a young buck and they were debating national health care while Nixon was infesting the White House….

  6. granpa.usthai November 21st, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    counter sue the US Congress for usurping the US Constitution. Have all members who signed on to the aiding and abetting foreign terrorist in direct violation of the Republican Patriot Act rendered to Guantanamo for enhanced interrogation to find out their sources who are working from the outside to destroy America.

  7. bob November 21st, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Amazing that the two sets of legal firms quit because it was worthless and bogus. Waste of tax payer money. Could have feed a lot of poor people for what was spent and wasted

  8. rg9rts November 22nd, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Not the brightest bulbs in the box …..and those clowns were just reelected …..says a lot about the electorate that bothered to vote

    • burqa November 23rd, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Those maroons just kicked our butts.

      • rg9rts November 23rd, 2014 at 7:24 am

        Not really…we did it to ourselves…
        Every election is important not just the ones for national office.

  9. searambler November 22nd, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Funny how the Republicans are always whining about how the Democrats ‘love spending other people’s money.’ Yet they have no problem wasting taxpayer money on this tripe.

  10. burqa November 23rd, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I remember when Hillary Clinton was proposing single payer to Congress. Back then the case had been made and agreed upon by both sides that the cost of health care was rising faster than incomes and it was time to change course and see to it that all Americans could get coverage. Before they voted, the Republicans promised if it was voted down, they would present a better plan to do essentially the same thing.
    15 years later, millions more Americans joined the ranks of the uninsured and the GOP had their plan stashed in the attic somewheres and for all those years the Democrats failed to hold them to their word.
    With Romney as governor, Massachusetts adopted the Republican plan and Romney proclaimed success and said it was a model for the country.
    Now the GOP hates their own creation.

    For some time I’ve thought of adding a new axiom to “Burqa’s Political Laws” and this may be number 7: just wait long enough and the Republicans will reverse themselves on whatever they favor or oppose today.