Please chip in to my Paypal account at Darksydothemoon-at-aol-com if you have some spare scratch. I may may have gotten at a job but it won’t start til mid August. Speaking of work, it’s good work if you can get it. Before taking off for a month and half long summer break, the US House of Representatives voted moments ago to sue the President:
WaPo — Escalating their confrontation with President Obama, House Republicans gave Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) the power to initiate a lawsuit accusing the administration of breaching constitutional duties through executive orders that served as an end run around Congress.
The nearly party-line vote Wednesday, 225 Republicans voting yes and 201 Democratic nays, illustrated the increasingly polarized climate on Capitol Hill as both parties used the pending federal suit as a rallying cry to their voting bases ahead of the November elections. Halfway across the continent Obama basked in the House’s GOP move, almost gloating at the prospect of being sued for the actions he has taken in the face of a historically high level of congressional gridlock.
“They’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad I’m doing my job,” Obama said at an economics speech in Kansas City. “And by the way, I’ve told them I’d be happy to do with you. The only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you’re not doing anything.”
One of the main points of the burgeoning suit, they’re suing Obama for staying the ACA employer-mandate. A move the GOP demanded with all kinds of pomp and poutrage for weeks until Obama relented.