Friday, November 21, 2014

Edict Issued

President Obama has issued the vaguest outline of his actions on immigration.  As Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton of Reuters phrased it, the president "imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday."

Many Democrats in Congress seem to be willing to cede more power to the president. But a few dissenting voices have started to rise. Perhaps the starkest criticism came from Senator Angus King, an Independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats:
King...wondered if the next president would come in and use executive action to pull the plug on the Affordable Care Act’s online insurance exchanges.
“I’m afraid the president has changed the subject from immigration to his action. The headlines from the debate this weekend won’t be about immigration, it will be about, ‘Can the president do this? Should he do it?’” King said. “How are we going to feel when a future president feels that the Affordable Care Act is a bad law?”
Time will tell how many Democrats sign on to this line of thinking.

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