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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's what the states asked him to do. So they thought he did. But laws don't have to be enforced. For example, a police officer doesn't have to stop you for speeding.
    Seems to me that setting aside an important federal statute is a little different. To say that "laws don't have to be enforced" is to say that we're no longer a nation of laws.
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

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    Cheaper for who? Obviously not for the federal gov't. The states are naturally quite happy to take "free" federal assistance money (to be spent in their state) without having to match it with state money for education or job training expenses.

    The executive branch does not write the law. Simply because Obama is too lazy, or lacks legislative support, does not not relieve him of the need to enforce the law as written and funded by congress.
    Actually there as well. A single payer more adequately pays for Medicare and Medicaid patients with proper funding.

    But it certainly costs us less. And puts more money in our pockets, which certainly doesn't hurt the economy.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Seems to me that setting aside an important federal statute is a little different. To say that "laws don't have to be enforced" is to say that we're no longer a nation of laws.
    No, it's saying we can use common sense when need be.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it's saying we can use common sense when need be.
    Then we now live under a lawless regime, and Senator Coburn is on point.
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Ah. I see I'm dealing with a bad faith poster. I'll be more careful now. All the states who sought work requirement changes are acting as if the requirement was effectively waived.
    Provide any evidence of this. Bad faith? You're making a broad claim that work requirements are basically gone, and I'm just to take your word for it?
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The "why" is irrelevant. The question is whether BHO acted beyond his authority; why he did it doesn't matter.
    The why always matters.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Actually there as well. A single payer more adequately pays for Medicare and Medicaid patients with proper funding.

    But it certainly costs us less. And puts more money in our pockets, which certainly doesn't hurt the economy.
    Have you suddenly become senile? Read the post(s) to which I replied - they were not discussing UHC, your favorite diversion, but Obama waiving the work requirement law for welfare.
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

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    Provide any evidence of this. Bad faith? You're making a broad claim that work requirements are basically gone, and I'm just to take your word for it?
    How Obama has gutted welfare reform - Washington Post

    articles.washingtonpost.com › CollectionsWelfare Reform
    Sep 6, 2012 - To be exempt from the federal work requirement, a state would have to ... The Obama administration is waiving the federal requirement that ...

    "The Obama administration is waiving the federal requirement that ensures a portion of able-bodied TANF recipients must engage in work activities. It is replacing that requirement with a standard that shows that the pre-reform welfare program was successful and the post-reform program a failure. If that is not gutting welfare reform, it is difficult to imagine what would be."
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Then we now live under a lawless regime, and Senator Coburn is on point.
    No, we don't. And it's pure stupidity to suggest so.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The why always matters.
    As I said, we live under a lawless regime.
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