There has been much weeping and gnashing of teeth by the Left and the Democrat Media Complex, aka: “The Media,” over President Trump’s decision to stop the Obama regime’s subsidizing (bailing out) private health insurance companies with tax dollars as a means to prop up failing Obamacare.
Under the ill-conceived Obamacare scheme, private insurance companies are forced to insure against risks that have already occurred — “pre-existing conditions” — (pro-tip: that’s not insurance. Call it welfare or something else, but it’s not insurance) and therefore must be bailed out by taxpayers.
But while Democrats like [score]Chuck Schumer [/score]and [score]Nancy Pelosi[/score] and even fake Republicans like [score]Susan Collins [/score]are criticizing Trump’s latest move to stop the subsidies (bailouts), calling them cruel, mean-spirited, rash, etc., etc, we should be reminded that using taxpayer dollars to bailout private insurance companies was ruled as “UNCONSTITUTIONAL” by a federal judge last year.
As the very liberal New York Daily News reported on May 12, 2016:
WASHINGTON — A federal judge dealt a potentially serious blow to Obamacare on Thursday, ruling that the Obama administration is violating the constitution by subsidizing medical bills for millions of people over the objections of the GOP-led Congress.
Why are these “subsidies” unconstitutional? It’s simple. The only money the federal government can spend must be appropriated by Congress. The billions of dollars illegally laundered by the Obama regime to private insurance companies were not appropriated by Congress.
No president — whether Trump or Obama — has the authority to willy-nilly spend money on their favorite vote-buying scheme or pet project.
And while you will not hear the media thanking President Trump for ending Obama’s unconstitutional boondoggle, they won’t. They’ll report it that Trump wants people to die and other such nonsense. Let’s face it, the Left couldn’t care less about the U.S. Constitution or the rule of law unless they can twist the words to further their anti-American, communist agenda.
Let’s face it, the Left couldn’t care less about the U.S. Constitution or the rule of law unless they can twist the words to further their anti-American, communist agenda.
The media and Democrats must be reminded that the Obamacare “subsidies” President Trump is ending have already been ruled unconstitutional.