From Business Insider:
The House Rules Committee vote was 7 in favor, 4 against. All the Republicans voted for it; all the Democrats voted against it. It brings the resolution closer to full House vote, expected next week before Congress adjourns for a five-week summer recess.
“The president has repeated encroached on Congress’s power to write the laws,” said Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Laws are not a mere list of suggestions from which a president can pick and choose.”
The lawsuit is aimed at the president’s unilateral decision to delay some deadlines under Obamacare. Although House Republicans said they intend to target the employer mandate delay, they’ve broadened the language in the legislation to give them room to legally challenge other tweaks to the law. The new language also leaves room for them to determine what remedy to seek.
If I understand this correctly, the GOP wants to sue Obama for delaying the very law they’ve spent 50 plus votes trying to get rid of. Either this is some serious eleventh dimension chess, or our elected officials have officially graduated beyond “stuck on stupid”.
I don’t recall either party acting with such jackassery when Medicare Part D had its disastrous roll out and implementation was delayed time and time again to help straighten out the issues. If the GOP is supposed to be so concerned with our fiscal health, why in the hell are they wasting taxpayer money with such an obvious political stunt? Many people with experience in legal proceedings have basically said that a snowball has a better chance of surviving hell compared to the chances of this lawsuit.
It seems as though many in Congress fail to remember that implementation of laws is a direct responsibility of the Executive Branch. Delaying implementation is not changing a law unless that delay is a permanent delay. You would think that, as much as the GOP hates this law, they would be ecstatic at Obama delaying it as much as possible. The delays give them more time to hold frivolous votes to repeal. I guess the GOP has forgotten about the old saying to never look a gift horse in the mouth.