Power of the Purse: Does the US House Have Standing to Sue? Judge says "Yes"

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    As in any appropriations not passed by Congress...

    The recent SCOTUS ruling (which I disagree with) dealt with intent...

    But how was it funded???
     
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    recent Supreme Court ruling on what?
     
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    Hysteria and bullcrap aside...
    Battles between the branches of government are NOT new.
     
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    the ACA law was written and passed by the house and by the senate and signed by the President, including the Cost sharing reduction for the poorest people on the exchange...

    The appropriations committee neglected to fund in the appropriation bill for the ACA, the cost sharing reduction for the poorest....

    is this correct?

    So they are using left over allocated funds from another area of the ACA to fund the CSReduction part to the insurance companies... that BY LAW have to pay for the added reduction in costs for the poorest but are reimbursed by the gvt according to the law?

    This is such a waste of tax payers money suing, but I can understand it, for retaining power purposes...

    however, they put themselves in this position when they did not appropriate properly the law that PASSED, by a majority.

    This won't stop Obamacare or the cost sharing reductions for the poor.... they are law...

    and the insurance companies may have to sue for it, but they will get the money for the CSR....it's in the law, that we will pay them, for what they spend in reducing the deductibles, and out of pockets for the poorest with reimbursement, guaranteed by the gvt.


    Congress critters waste a lot of our tax dollars on a bunch of useless crap.... with no end results of ridding OCare. Think of how many people could have been helped with their wastefulness and not having to raise taxes a dime.
     
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    Only the Congress can allocate monies.

    Does the House have standing to sue when it's powers are being taken over?

    The Executive is funding something the Congress explicitly refused to fund. That is the issue. It is huge, and beware siding with the executive branch on this one
     
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    They won't be paid of Congress doesn't fund them...

    Maybe the Democrats should have read it before they passed it, huh???
     
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    I agree with you on that... That's the crux of the lawsuit.
     
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    almost every single large bill passed in Congress had issues like this

    even the Court's rulings mention that simple fact. Learn to read up on things before you shoot from the lip so to speak.

    Congress will eventually change
     
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    it's an institutional one, but almost every single argument you make is either a childish attack or a partisan one


    go away
     
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    Actually, it goes back to the original argument of Executive overreach (the basis of the original lawsuit).

    If that was the intent, where was the funding???

    Since only Congress can pass the budget, the ACA has a serious problem. Politicians being what they are (and wanting to be re-elected), the Republicans won't fund an unpopular program.
     
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