Excuse my language here, but sometimes you can’t make this shit up…
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorizeSpeaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Ironically, all of those Republicans voting for a lawsuit to force faster implementation of the healthcare reform law have repeatedly backed its full repeal. Five Republicans joined every Democrat present in opposing the measure.
The resolution gives Boehner the authority to file or intervene federal court cases “to seek any appropriate relief regarding the failure of the President, the head of any department or agency, or any other officer or employee of the executive branch, to act in a manner consistent with that official’s duties under the Constitution and laws of the United States” relating to failure to implement provisions of Obamacare. ” The aim of this, Boehner has stated, is to sue the Obama for “his decision to extend — twice — the deadline to institute the employer mandate in his health care law.”(Think Progress)
So let me get this straight: the House won’t work on immigration reform, transportation issues, employment anti-discrimination legislation…but they’ll vote to sue the President for using his legal authority under the law to exercise transition relief with regards to the ACA, as accorded to the executive branch under section 7805a of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows the government to postpone implementation of legislative acts within certain limits. Sometimes, I seriously have to wonder if we shouldn’t just isolate the House of Representatives so that their insanity doesn’t infect the rest of America…that is, if it isn’t already too late to do so.