Exceptions to law make it unfair to all

info@islandpacket.comOctober 11, 2013 

The Affordable Care Act is under attack. As a Republican who is in the minority, I would endorse leaving alone this Rube Goldberg collection of laws, regulations and wealth redistribution schemes. It surely will collapse of its own weight (literally, as well as figuratively).

One letter writer urged Republicans to abandon their fight over Obamacare because it is the law. To back up that claim, the writer (among others) cites such facts as these: The Affordable Care Act was signed into law March 23, 2010, the Supreme Court upheld it June 28, 2012, and President Barack Obama, (given credit as the architect) was re-elected Nov. 6, 2012.

The writer pleads for bipartisanship, complaining that there is not an ounce of bipartisanship in the whole House.

Yet recall the lack of bipartisan cooperation on the part of Democrats when they rammed the Affordable Care Act through Congress with not one Republican supporter. I guess bipartisanship is a one-way street.

Am I missing something, or do Democrats believe that laws passed by a Democratic Congress should be obeyed but when that law interferes with their share of the pie, it is fine to ignore it?

The president's granting exceptions to the Affordable Care Act to large companies, unions and even congressional staff violates the law. Where is the justice and equality that the Democrats say they stand for when they give their supporters favorable treatment that violates this law?

Thomas E. Nugent

Hilton Head Island

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