Lead by House Speaker John Boehner, the House Republicans are going forward with initial plans to sue President Barack Obama. Boehner, released a draft of the resolution that would authorize the House to file suit against Obama.
Their legal case will be based around Obama's universal health care law that the Republicans have opposed since legal commencement in 2010 with no GOP support. The lawsuit will argue that President Obama violated the Constitution by changing the nation's health care laws on his own without a vote from Congress and mandate from employers. House Republicans will vote on a resolution authorizing legal action against President Obama by the end of July.
The employer mandate written into law and set to begin in 2014 was designed to discourage employers from shifting workers into taxpayer-subsidized coverage. Under the national law companies with over 50 employees must provide coverage or risk paying a fine of $2,000-per-employee. Business was given an extra year to understand and comply with the new health care law's mandate of offering coverage. The employer mandate now won't take effect until the earliest time of 2015.
In a public statement House Speaker John Boehner proclaimed, "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. 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."
Another major controversy of the healthcare law requires all Americans to obtain health insurance through Obamacare, search and buy one on the private market. Americans that don't purchase health insurance will face a fine. As of now 9 million Americans have signed up for health care plans under the health law.
After previously planning and threatening to sue Obama over his use of executive action, Obama dared Republicans last week to sue him. Confirming he would continue to do his job by taking steps he felt necessary with or without the support of the Republican lead Congress. Obama and The White House expressed major disappointment. "You're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don't do your job," said Obama.
The White House reiterated this mutual feeling in a released statement, "as the President said today, he is doing his job, lawsuit or not and it's time Republicans in Congress did theirs." Accusing Boehner and Republicans of "wasting time on a political stunt and taxpayer resources." "Republican leaders in Congress are playing Washington politics rather than working with the president on behalf of hardworking Americans," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Article by: Peshean Zhang
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