Alaska Governor refuses to implement Obamacare

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 377OHMS, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. 377OHMS


  2. What if Obama is like eisenhower, put alaskan guard under federal control and send in federal troops to enforce the law
  3. 377OHMS


    Why, I imagine that would influence his reelection prospects. :D

    Not to mention those troops might get their asses shot off.
  4. This is Obama's wet dream!
  5. 377OHMS


    Alaska would make a mighty fine country in its own right.

    Given their natural resources and tiny population, oil reserves and vast amounts of fresh water I think they have a viable country there if they ever chose to go that way.

    Its a fanciful but attractive idea. How many would immigrate to such a place? A conservative country with zero debt and a good future.
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    just curious, because we're not talking about things like segregation, anymore. how do federal troops enforce obamacare?
  7. pspr


    Maybe the Supreme Court will nullify Obama's Presidency in March and void all the legislation he signed the last two years.
  8. Obama WH to Vinson: Please tell states to obey law you just struck down

    Last month, a federal judge in Florida struck down ObamaCare in its entirety due to the unconstitutional nature of its individual mandate and lack of severability. The ruling technically freed 26 states from compliance on ObamaCare, at least until an appeal is heard at either the 11th Circuit or Supreme Court. Last night, however, the Obama administration asked Judge Roger Vinson to please tell all of the states to comply with the law he just threw out:
    Vinson made himself perfectly clear last month. He struck down the entire law, which means none of it goes into effect, not unless he’s overruled on appeal. That applies to any provisions that have already come into force, as well as those not yet triggered. In fact, Vinson declined to issue an injunction against enforcement of the law by saying that overturning it was sufficient to the task.

    Essentially, the Obama administration wants Vinson to tell the states to obey an unconstitutional law. This isn’t a necessary step for an appeal, although it might or might not be a prerequisite to an application for a stay at the 11th Circuit. Either way, it’s a fool’s errand. If a judge declares an entire law void on the basis of constitutionality, he is hardly likely to issue an order telling states to obey it anyway.

    Assuming this isn’t fulfilling some arcane check box on an appeal, what’s the point of asking Vinson to do this? Either Obama’s team doesn’t understand how to read a legal brief — an amusing prospect, but utterly untrue — or they’re trying to delay the appeal a little longer. Perhaps they’re hoping for a few more decisions to go their way in circuit courts before Vinson’s ruling gets reviewed at the next level. Frankly, though, that doesn’t make a lot of sense, either. Except as a political pose, this seems completely futile and meaningless.
  9. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    and they can see russia from their house!