Boehner Will Sue Obama Over Obamacare Employer Mandate

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced Thursday that he’ll file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for breaking the law in his implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate. Boehner revealed last week that House Republicans planned to sue the president for abuse of executive power, but failed to specify in what department, leaving many to speculate that the case would center around the heath care law’s piecemeal implementation or executive action on immigration. Boehner said Thursday, “In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. No president should have the power to make laws on his or her own.”

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