Obama to congress “stay here and get it done”, His Health Plan Ruled Constitutional
Republican members of congress stood in shock and awe when they heard President Barack Obama bluntly tell them, “You stay here. Let’s get it done. The President insisted that elimination of selected tax breaks for billionaires, millionaires and jet-setters must be included in any deficit reduction plan.
He held open the possibility of keeping Congress in Washington unless there is significant progress on a deal to cut deficits, raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit and avert a threatened financial crisis.
He said a plan must be in place by Aug. 2, a date he called “a hard deadline.”
House Speaker John Boehner said, “The president is sorely mistaken if he believes a bill to raise the debt ceiling and raise taxes would pass the House. The votes simply aren’t there – and they aren’t going to be there, because the American people know tax hikes destroy jobs.”
Obamacare ruled constitutional
President Obama’s health plan won a significant battle in a ruling by the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. The 2-1 panel decision marks what is likely to be the first in a series of appeals court rulings in upcoming months. Ultimate resolution of the politically charged dispute is likely to come from the U.S. Supreme Court sometime next year.
Prior rulings were issued by district court judges, on the first rung of the U.S. judiciary, and in all of those, GOP-appointed judges had struck down the mandate that Americans buy insurance by 2014 and Democratic appointees had found it constitutional.
In last week’s case, Judge Boyce Martin, named by President Carter, a Democrat, and Judge Jeffrey Sutton, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, joined together for the panel majority to declare the individual-mandate provision a valid use of congressional power
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