Mitt Romney may have waived goodbye to the GOP nomination with his assertion that he could start unraveling ObamaCare by issuing an executive order as soon as he moved into the White House.Read the entire article HERE
"If I were president," Romney wrote on the website of the conservative magazine National Review, "on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for ObamaCare waivers to all 50 states."
Simply put, executive orders cannot contradict statutory law. Waivers are not a solution and might well detract from the ultimate goal of repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with a truly free market alternative that puts patients — not bureaucrats — in charge of their health care.
He continued: "The executive order would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health care solutions that work best for them."
As a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Business School and as the Republican governor who convinced the Democratic Massachusetts legislature to pass RomneyCare, he surely knows a president can't use an executive order to wipe out two massive new entitlement programs, $550 billion in new and higher taxes, vast Medicaid expansion, and mandates on individuals, businesses and the states to comply with President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Investors Business Daily - Romney's Mistake: ObamaCare Is Not 'Waivable'
The author makes a good point. How do you undo a massive entitlement program with an executive order? Would that even be legal?