With only a 7% approval rating, Boehner had to Do-Something to convince people that the idea of the Republican-led Congress is actually worth voting for.
Afterall, the Republican-run House which has voted 54 times in four years on repealing Obamacare, and failed -- so when President does it by exercising the fine print ... well that must make them feel a little 'powerless'.
[...] Granholm also pointed out that Republicans voted overwhelmingly to delay the very provision they are suing the president for delaying. Did Gregory not know that either?Here is more proof that Meet the Press’s David Gregory is but a Republican shill
by Egberto Willies, dailykos.com -- Jul 13, 2014
And what was "it" that the president roll-backed -- that the Do-Nothing Republicans, with all their train-wreck ranting, failed to accomplish?
He granted employers more time, in implementing the Health Care plan without penalty. (If he hadn't they would have sued over that too, no doubt ... given the glitch-prone roll-out.)
by Sahil Kapur, talkingpointsmemo.com -- July 10, 2014
"Today we're releasing a draft resolution that will authorize the House to file suit over the way President Obama unilaterally changed the employer mandate," Boehner said in a statement. "In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own."
Last year the president announced he'll delay by one year the Obamacare requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees provide insurance to their employees. Republicans strongly objected to the mandate in the first place and have called for repealing it.
Republicans would have removed from Employers entirely, the responsibility of providing affordable, competitive health care -- period, end-of-discussion. If only they could 'wave their arms' -- and actually pass some laws!
But their track-record is sorely lacking in the Getting-Stuff-Done Dept. Thus their 7% approval rating.
Stupid Question: When do Americans -- the 93 percent of us who disapprove of Congress -- get to 'Sue them' for their failure to perform their sworn public service?
by Cristina Marcos, theHill.com -- July 13, 2014
Capitol Hill’s reputation as the “do-nothing Congress” is well-deserved.
The current session of Congress is on track to pass historically fewer laws of substance, according to an analysis by The Hill.
Out of the 126 laws passed by the 113th Congress so far, only 99 are considered substantive and not related to ceremonial recognitions.
As those numbers have dwindled, so has Congress’s approval rating.
Still, members are acutely aware of how they're perceived. A recent Gallup poll found just seven percent had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress -- the lowest score it had ever recorded for any institution.
That's pretty damn Low. If only we could 'Sue them' ... out of office.
Not So Stupid Answer: We may not be able to 'Sue them' so much -- as send them packing back home -- for failing to Do Their Damn Jobs.
It's called an Election. This Fall. Show up. Make it happen.
Make Boehner and Company really have something to cry about. Vote them out of Office, America. Make that 93% voice of disapproval heard -- Loud and Clear.
Do not let this 'Suit of Misdirection' have its intend effect ... to take your eyes off their Historic Inaction record.
The lowest scores ever.