|Beautiful and Deadly! (not)|
|Code of Federal Regulations Books: Boring and Deadly (VERY)|
There's a relatively new law of which you may have heard. We lovingly refer to it as Obamacare. It was the cause of much brouhaha and ballyhoo. What you may not know is that it is packed with HIPAA regulations that will cost billions to implement. These are not part of the obese monstrosity that is already the law. These are "add-ons". These regulations get ZERO press. New regulations, departmental "guidelines", and level of enforcement are everything. With the right regs and enforcement, you can make just about any law mean anything you want.
Recently however; the Obama administration has inexplicably tipped its hand. Feeling 50 foot tall and bullet-proof because they hadn't been previously taken to task, they decided they were up to tangling with the Catholic Church. Obamacare forces employer provided healthcare plans to include contraceptive coverage as part of those plans. As per Obama administration instructions to HHS, the scope of religious exemptions is to be very narrow and enforcement to be vigilant. Needless to say, Catholics around the country (including Obama supporters) are not amused.
The moral of this tale dear readers, is that elections matter. Who the president is matters. Not in the sexy veto, state-of-the-union, commander-in-chief sort of way, but in the boring departmental and lower-court appointee way. Obama must go! If Mr. BoTingles Chris Matthews thinks the president has gone to far, then WOW!
H/T Laughing Conservative