Krauthammer: Welcome To The Banana Republic


Surely, Charles Krauthammer’s comments will be deemed raaaaacist, in order to change the subject

(Fox News) Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer took aim at the newest ObamaCare delay on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Monday, calling it “the stuff that you do in a banana republic.”

The Obama administration announced it was exempting mid-size businesses, or those with 50-99 employees, from the law until 2016 and are allowing large businesses, with more than 100 employees, to phase in health care coverage during the next two years. The large businesses would have to cover 70 percent of employees the first year and then 95 percent the following year and beyond.

“I mean this is stuff that that you do in a banana republic,” Krauthammer said. “It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, any provision. It’s changing a law in the way that you are not allowed to do.”

It’s not the first time he’s referred to the country as the President runs it as a banana republic. One of those was just a month ago, and this simply strengthens the notion.

The delay explicitly violates the “Affordable” Care Act, as the employer mandate was supposed to take effect on 1/1/2014. Period. It is in the text. Furthermore, the law deems any company with 50 or more full time employees (on average) as an “applicable large employer”. Obama has deemed those with 50-99 as “medium employers”.

Here’s John Boehner

“Once again, the president is giving a break to corporations while individuals and families are still stuck under the mandates of his health care law. And, once again, the president is rewriting law on a whim. If the administration doesn’t believe employers can manage the burden of the law, how can struggling families be expected to? This continued manipulation by the president breeds confusion and erodes Americans’ confidence in him and his health care law. We need fairness for all, with relief from ObamaCare for every American.”

Quite a few people are getting bent out of shape over this

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.

That’s from the pool report, and many on the right are going a big overboard. In context, he’s simply discussing breaking protocol. However, doing “whatever I want” seems to be a theme of this president. Elected Republicans need to either drop it or going hard after Obama for his lawlessness. This middle ground soft-peddling method is useless. As Krauthammer notes regarding yesterday’s delay “It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains”. Certainly not if the complaints are simple slaps on the wrist.

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