After listening to the blame games following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the overhaul of the health care law, the Republicans have been sounding as if the law was proposed, drafted and made into law by President Barack Obama. When did they forget about the U.S. Constitution?
I admit I had bone up on how Congress works to make sure I remember what I had been taught in civics class. (I opted for a site directed at young people, so I could be sure explanations didn’t get too complicated for me.)
And there it was: “A ‘bill’ is introduced when a member of Congress decides to create a new law.” WOW! Nowhere does it say the president controls the process.
Republican leaders need to be blaming fellow members of Congress who provided the majority of votes to pass the bill. When House Speaker John Boehner talks about Obamacare, it is merely political posturing in a presidential election year. And probably some chaffing over the decision of Chief Justice Roberts, a Republican appointee, to uphold the law.