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Published: Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

How is it that the Dear Leader can arbitrarily suspend part or all of a law? I realize he wants to be king, but the last time I looked, this was a democracy...well, it WAS a democracy.

Rule by decree.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

nothing but window dressing - the insurance companies will not reinstate them. The insurance companies never would have dropped them without Obamacare, but they will not bring them back. Just a band-aid to try and hide the giant pimple that is Obamacare, at least until after the election.

Cheyenne, WY

I agree he should not be able to overtly over rule the law that was passed.
This is purely a political play. Most of the current polls show that the House will gain some democrats but Republicans will most likely gain control of the senate at the current rate.
It is sad to see the executive oligarchs doing as they wish in enforcement of the laws.
Look at the department of justice as an example, the leader said to state AGs don't defend your states own laws. That is an AGs job.

Centerville, UT

The Czar has spoken. So let it be written, so let it be done.

With Harry Reid in the Senate & Obama in the White House blocking all Republican efforts to correct our nations problems its good we can bypass congress and simply have a president who will write whatever laws he wants.

He can write the law, sign it, and enforce it...if he wants to.

Deep Space 9, Ut

Where are the liberals? They were outraged at most anything that Bush did, and constantly claimed that he was exceeding the bounds of the Constitution.

Now, we have a clear example of Obama not only failing at his Constitutional duties to uphold the laws, but Obama is re-writing laws and executing them in their new form, and is also doing his re-writes without the concent or approval of Congress.

If this was Bush we would already have 100 posts screaming for Bush to be impeached. The silence from the liberals tells us that they don't have a problem with ignoring the constitution. They only have a problem with Republicans.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen

Barry haters, "what difference does it make?". ..... The guy just can't help himself.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So when barack promised we'd be able to keep our health plans he really meant "you can keep your health plans unless I say you can't keep your health plans"?

Thanks barack

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I bought a thickness plainer a few years ago along with a two year extended warranty. My needs changed and now six years later I still have not plugged it in.

Endlessly extending the deadline is like not using a product until after the warranty has expired. If Obama Care is so good, why do some many people need to get out of it?

If a Republican were doing this Harry Reid would be holding congressional hearings in to the corruption.


He will dump it all onto Hillary.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What is the legal authority for ANY President to arbitrarily change provisions of laws passed by Congress?

If he gets away with doing this on Obamacare, then is there any reason he cannot, or will not simply decree that "the rich" will henceforth be taxed at 99% of their income? Or that anyone who voted for Democrats will not have to pay any tax at all?

It may sound far-fetched, but once we accept that a President's powers to change laws are unlimited, it is the end of our traditional form of government based on the rule of law. And, the start of a strong man dictatorship.

Saint George, UT

How any Obama supporter could deny the inherent hollowness of these leaders, both democrat and Republican, is beyond me? What a shameful mockery of integrity we are seeing almost on a daily basis from these pandering power hungry juveniles! First, Harry Reid, the epitome of the flailing politician testing the political winds on every issue of the day, or Obama who knows the damage that is being inflicted on his co-conspirators, it is absolute delusion to think that these men are anything but men of integrity! Obama and Reid are nothing compared to the ignorant followers that support them, or their Republican copy cats.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

If Obamacare is so great for the country as touted by the Democrats -- Why has the Obama suspended or made exception for 30 different parts of it. And they are spending Millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising to convince people it is good for them. To top it all off they still don't have all the website built.

Allen, TX

Let me get this straight....the only "accomplishment" of this 'President' in 6 years is the biggest failure in the history of legislation?

Worst. President. Ever.

clearfield, UT

I agree Redshirt 1701

Notice how none of the usual Obama defenders are nowhere to be found in defense of this. And this is supposed to be Obamas big legacy. Just goes to show everyone that liberals "Can't Handle the Truth".

Hayden, ID

More in an ever growing stack of proof the government is not capable of running your healthcare, period!

Ogden, UT

Smoke and mirrors . Barry is a pro at it.

Hayden, ID

Whatever. Surely you remember the howls of protest from the Demos when some in the GOP asked for a delay in Obamacare to "get it right" don't you? Now guess who is demanding delays? Can you imagine more blatant hypocrisy?

Cedar Hills, UT

yet another extension band-aide for this train wreck law

Tooele, UT

Talk about just kicking the can down the road. This doesn't fix anything at all, but just delays the inevitable .

It's only 2 real objectives are...
1) To try to help democrats past these next 2 elections (especially this year's), and
2) To pass on this huge, ongoing headache over to the next president.

This administration deserves no phrase at all for this action. It's main motives are primarily self-serving.

Saint George, UT

the definition of a tyrant is someone who makes up his/her own laws without regard to any other law. Obama should be impeached and it is only the weak knee politicians, who are in many cases just like him, from either party, that they won't take this step. The irony is watching the supposedly Constitution loving citizens of Utah jump on the charade hoping for the best, rather than standing up for something! It is a mess people and there is nothing that is going to change unless people understand that it is a mess, perpetuated by a stream of power hungry weak knee politicians that don't want to do anything but spout off nonsense in front of a camara and abuse the very citizens they are supposed to represent. Public servant is an oxymoron of epic irony! Open your eyes!

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