Once again Mr Obama says: “To hell with the law, if I don’t like it.”

Obama Imperial CloakedMr Obama, in his infinite Imperial Wisdom, has decided he is truly King.  It’s good to be King, you see.

From DailyCaller.com:

White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies

by Sarah Hurtubise

The Obama administration will continue handing out Obamacare subsidies to federal exchange customers despite a federal court’s ruling Tuesday that the subsidies are illegal.

A DC Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday morning that customers in the 36 states that didn’t establish their own exchange and use HealthCare.gov instead cannot be given premium tax credits, according to the text of the Affordable Care Act itself.

Read the detailed stories about the rulings here and here.

But the White House said in response that it will continue handing out the billions of taxpayer dollars in subsidies. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that while the case continues to be battled out in the courts, the administration will continue to dole out billions in tax credits to federally-run exchange customers.

“It’s important for people all across the country to understand that this ruling does not have any practical impact on their ability to continue to receive tax credits right now,” Earnest said in a press briefing Tuesday.

There you go.  Who needs all those pesky laws when you can just ignore them, or issue your own Executive Orders by Spite House fiat?

But here’s the kicker: this potentially could result in those persons who can no longer acquire subsidies opting out of ObamaKare via the “hardship” clause, as in: they can’t afford it.  And when some opt out, many more millions will do so also.

BZ

P.S.
“Elections have consequences … and I won.” ~ Barack Obama

Obama Imperial Congress Won't Act

Liberals starting to jump the capsizing Obama Ship of State?

Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s Morning Joe said:

“This poll is a disaster for the president.  You look at the presidency here: Lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.  On the issue of do you believe he can still lead? A majority believe no. Essentially the public is saying your presidency is over.”

As the Cheneys wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week, “rarely has a US president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

Are the rats starting to flee Obama’s sinking Ship of State?

BZ