Obama Flouts The Constitution

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    With respect to laws passed by Congress, and signed by the President...can another President decide, unilaterally, to change the law?

    Or is that constitutional?




    1. "Determined to destroy Bill Clinton’s signature achievement, President Obama’s administration has opened a loophole in the 1996 welfare reform legislation big enough to make the law ineffective. Its work requirement — the central feature of the legislation — has been diluted beyond recognition by the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    2. ...HHS issued regulations that modified — gutted — the work requirement. Its new regulations allow the states to substitute education programs for work to get welfare benefits. The regs say that “vocational educational training or job search/readiness programs” “count as well” in meeting the basic condition that recipients work in order to receive welfare...


    3. The Congress specifically prohibited the use of education or training to fulfill the requirement.

    4. When it passed welfare reform, Congress expressly limited the authority of the secretary of HHS to waive the work requirement.

    a. “Section 415(a)(2)(B) of the welfare reform act, now codified at 42 U.S.C. § 615(a)(2)(B), expressly states that ‘a waiver granted under section 1315 of this title [the one that HHS now claims it is acting under] or otherwise which relates to the provision of assistance under a State program funded under this part (as in effect on Sept. 30, 1996) shall not affect the applicability of section 607 of this title [which applies the work requirements] to the State.’

    b. In short, whatever else might be said of the scope of the waiver authority, the Secretary has no lawful authority to waive the work requirements of section 607...




    5. ...then-Senate Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott (Miss.) was particularly suspicious that future HHS secretaries might dilute the work requirement, just as the administration has done. He worked overtime with counsel to make sure that education and training would not be used to substitute for the work provision.

    6. ...the action is a “blatant violation of the law,” and Mitt Romney has attacked it, saying “the linkage of work and welfare is essential to prevent welfare from becoming a way of life.”

    7. ... “in the past, state bureaucrats have attempted to define activities such as hula dancing, attending Weight Watchers, and bed rest as ‘work.’ These dodges were blocked by the federal work standards. Now that the Obama administration has abolished those standards,...

    8. ...welfare reform has been one of the most successful programs enacted in recent decades. Under its provisions, the welfare population has been cut in half while child poverty — until the current recession — dropped by one-third.




    9. ...Obama’s strategy of expanding his political base by widening the dependency on government handouts.

    10. We are rapidly becoming a nation that doesn’t work, doesn’t pay income taxes and gets entitlement checks."
    Obama kills welfare reform - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com




    "On May 22, 1782, one of Washington’s officers, ...proposed that Washington become King of the United States.

    Washington wrote that he could not think of anything in his own conduct that would suggest that he would consider being king. “You could not have found a person to whom your schemes are more disagreeable.”
    Rediscovering George Washington . Classroom: George Washington and the Rule of Law | PBS


    Barack Obama.....you're no George Washington.
     
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    Not only does the President have no authority to rewrite laws but the Congress has no authority to delegate law writing to executive branch departments.
     
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    It's not constitutional but Obama is Commander in Chief of what's left of the military. Congress and the people have no army.
     
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    This idiocy was proven weeks ago as false, the OP should research first before posting:

     
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    Better get a ruling from the Supreme Court then!!!
     
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    1. Poor, poor torte-boy....you want to believe so very badly that you ignore skills such as reading and thinking.

    I understand.

    November will be a rough one for you....


    2. You see, the Left...i.e., you, are so opposed to work as a component of any welfare benefit, that you will pretend that that was the goal of the 1996 bill...and a highly successful one, too!

    Isn't that so?


    3. From the OP:
    " "Determined to destroy Bill Clinton’s signature achievement, President Obama’s administration has opened a loophole in the 1996 welfare reform legislation big enough to make the law ineffective. Its work requirement — the central feature of the legislation — has been diluted beyond recognition by the bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ...HHS issued regulations that modified — gutted — the work requirement. Its new regulations allow the states to substitute education programs for work to get welfare benefits. The regs say that “vocational educational training or job search/readiness programs” “count as well” in meeting the basic condition that recipients work in order to receive welfare..."

    a. You seem a bit slow on the up-take, so let me spell it out: one must have an actual job to receive welfare benefits. Up to now, that is.




    4. Let me help you to understand.
    See, the bill was very specific as to what constituted "work"...

    5. The Progressives hate-hate-hated the idea of folks acting responsibly....trying to get out of being on the dole....

    ...and sure enough, they found a fraud at 1600 Pennsylvania to ignore the very specific law and pretend that he can re-write legislation from the Oval Office.

    If you ever have the opportunity to study law, you will see that obviating the Welfare Bill is not within Obama's purview....

    ...at least if he were to obey the Constitution.

    a. Did you know, we have a President...not a king. NO, torte, they are not synonymous!


    6. You've read the Constitution, haven't you, torte?






    7. From the Washingon Compost:
    "sent states a memorandum inviting them to submit applications for waivers"
    So...you believe that it will be tough to get 'waivers'???

    You'd have to be a real dunce to believe that, e.g....ObamaCare 'waivers.'



    Your're not a dunce......are you?
     
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    Most of what obama does is unconstitutional, not that it's ever stopped him.
     
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    Despite the endless complaints, Vichy Americans still hold the nation in their claws; witness the execution of a man in the totalitarian state of Texas last week.
     
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    Who says?
     
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    Why should people on Welfare have to work? They are far easier to control within the realm of their 60 inch flat screen.
     

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