Billy Barr won't defend the Affordable Care Act

May 2013
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Prepare to kiss preexisting condition protections farewell. That was about all that's left of the ACA and now it would appear that Donald's New Roy Cohn is going to placate the Toxic Orange Turd and refrain from defending the law in any fashion.
In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, a group of Democrats in the House of Representatives are demanding that he give them documents pertaining to the Trump Administration’s recent decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a.k.a. Obamacare, in court. The Democrats are also asking Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to sit with them for an interview and discuss his role in the decision.

In the lawsuit Texas v. Azar — which has been making its way through the courts — a group of Republicans assert that the ACA is unconstitutional and must be throw out entirely. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who represents the Northern District of Texas, upheld the lawsuit on December 30, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Barr subsequently agreed that the entire law should be invalidated. Previously, the DOJ favored invalidating only portions of the ACA.
Of course Barr will ignore any and all orders for documents. MUST GET RID OF ANYTHING LEFT WITH OBAMA'S NAME ON IT! Well, 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans (most of whom are Trump voters) may lose their insurance prior to the election. Should go well for 'em!

What a pathetic and embarrassing display this has been for the new Attorney General of the United States thus far. :angry:

House Democrats demand Attorney General Barr hand over documents on DOJ’s anti-ACA decision – Alternet.org
 
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[QUOTE="BoiseBo, post: 6457735, member: 24073"]Prepare to kiss preexisting condition protections farewell. That was about all that's left of the ACA and now it would appear that Donald's New Roy Cohn is going to placate the Toxic Orange Turd and refrain from defending the law in any fashion.


Of course Barr will ignore any and all orders for documents. MUST GET RID OF ANYTHING LEFT WITH OBAMA'S NAME ON IT! Well, 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans (most of whom are Trump voters) may lose their insurance prior to the election. Should go well for 'em!

What a pathetic and embarrassing display this has been for the new Attorney General of the United States thus far. :angry:

House Democrats demand Attorney General Barr hand over documents on DOJ’s anti-ACA decision – Alternet.org[/QUOTE]
That is a load of you know what. Guess that is what happens when you use Alternet.org for your source of facts.
 
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[QUOTE="BoiseBo, post: 6457735, member: 24073"]Prepare to kiss preexisting condition protections farewell. That was about all that's left of the ACA and now it would appear that Donald's New Roy Cohn is going to placate the Toxic Orange Turd and refrain from defending the law in any fashion.


Of course Barr will ignore any and all orders for documents. MUST GET RID OF ANYTHING LEFT WITH OBAMA'S NAME ON IT! Well, 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans (most of whom are Trump voters) may lose their insurance prior to the election. Should go well for 'em!

What a pathetic and embarrassing display this has been for the new Attorney General of the United States thus far. :angry:

House Democrats demand Attorney General Barr hand over documents on DOJ’s anti-ACA decision – Alternet.org
That is a load of you know what. Guess that is what happens when you use Alternet.org for your source of facts.

Wait. Are you saying you LIKE keeping pre-existing conditions? AND you're a Trump supporter?
 
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He also won't defend a ban on female genital mutilation. Whadda guy!! :rolleyes:
  • Two years ago, a Detroit doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, allegedly cut the clitoral hoods of two 7-year-old-girls at the request of their mothers.
  • Nagarwala's case led to the first test of the US law that bans female genital mutilation for nonmedical reasons.
  • That law was passed more than 20 years ago, even though it was flawed. Michigan federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled it unconstitutional in November 2018.
  • The government still had the opportunity to appeal the court decision, but it looks like the Justice Department won't pursue it. According to the Trump administration, there aren't adequate grounds to defend the law.
The Trump administration decided not to defend a 20-year-old ban on female genital mutilation
 
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May 2013
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Wait. Are you saying you LIKE keeping pre-existing conditions? AND you're a Trump supporter?
Apparently they bought into the BS from Trump and his congressional pals that they weren't gonna so much as TOUCH pre-existing conditions. Hell, they were the PARTY of Preexisting Condition Protection before the last election.

Thankfully, smart folks weren't buying their BS.
 
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Prepare to kiss preexisting condition protections farewell. That was about all that's left of the ACA and now it would appear that Donald's New Roy Cohn is going to placate the Toxic Orange Turd and refrain from defending the law in any fashion.


Of course Barr will ignore any and all orders for documents. MUST GET RID OF ANYTHING LEFT WITH OBAMA'S NAME ON IT! Well, 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans (most of whom are Trump voters) may lose their insurance prior to the election. Should go well for 'em!

What a pathetic and embarrassing display this has been for the new Attorney General of the United States thus far. :angry:

House Democrats demand Attorney General Barr hand over documents on DOJ’s anti-ACA decision – Alternet.org
Trumps white house fixer has been given the AG title.
 
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This is no surprise.

Barr is not loyal to the Constitution of the United States of America
Barr is not loyal to Lady Justice, who is "blind" (impartial) for a reason

Barr IS loyal to the man who has made a point of desiring loyalty to him (over all else?) and so Barr pleases the man who chose him for his loyalty to his boss over loyalty to the oath he took as an employee, not of Trump, but of the American people, via the Constitution.

5 U.S. Code § 3331 - Oath of office

It is pointedly obvious to those who have functioning brains and are not a part of the Trump cabal.

Nothing new in history about authoritarians filling their cabinets with "yes men"........

Also nothing new in history about what generally has resulted, from nations that have allowed such things to go unchecked and unbalanced.

Trump loves loyalty and the poorly educated. Does anyone really have to ask why?



The sooner Trump is voted out of office or impeached, the better.

He can then try to overthrow some banana republic and find loyal subjects to help him run his regime and form the nation of "Trump", also known as "the United States of Me, Myself and I".......
 
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Prepare to kiss preexisting condition protections farewell. That was about all that's left of the ACA and now it would appear that Donald's New Roy Cohn is going to placate the Toxic Orange Turd and refrain from defending the law in any fashion.


Of course Barr will ignore any and all orders for documents. MUST GET RID OF ANYTHING LEFT WITH OBAMA'S NAME ON IT! Well, 20 million of our most vulnerable Americans (most of whom are Trump voters) may lose their insurance prior to the election. Should go well for 'em!

What a pathetic and embarrassing display this has been for the new Attorney General of the United States thus far. :angry:

House Democrats demand Attorney General Barr hand over documents on DOJ’s anti-ACA decision – Alternet.org
Dead people don't vote, well, they're not suppose to. Why should Don tRump or Barr give a damn? They don't live one paycheck away from disaster, like many Americans do. If it ain't me, fuck you is their motto.
 
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