Lance celebrates ‘vindication’ of House’s Obamacare resistance

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

Leonard Lance
Leonard Lance

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07)  is celebrating today’s decision by a federal district judge to take the U.S. House’s side in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration.

“The Constitution is clear:  only Congress has the power of the purse,” Lance explained. “President Obama cannot spend more than $ 150 billion in taxpayer funds without approval from the People’s House. Today’s ruling vindicates continued congressional efforts to hold the Obama Administration accountable for overreaching its executive authority and overstepping its constitutional bounds repeatedly.”

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer’s ruling that the Obama Administration improperly funded Obamacare’s subsidy program absent Congressional authorization. Lance, for his part, joined the House in support of its House v. Burwell lawsuit two years ago.

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3 thoughts on “Lance celebrates ‘vindication’ of House’s Obamacare resistance

  1. The House could have used it’s purse strings to reduce funding for Obamacare but instead and went with the Boehner show vote of Repeal legislation that was doomed to a veto by Obama. Now let’s see what happens as Obama appeals this and the subsidies continue while under appeal.

  2. Clearly this president like all ‘progressives’ (fascists) of his ilk see the Constitution as a roadblock to doing ‘good’. He has changed this law several times by fiat. It’s funny, when I ask ‘progressives’ the exact mechanism by which he is allowed to do this…… crickets.

  3. Lyin’ Lenny…at it again.

    When Lance had a chance to actually affect Obamacare he voted for a continuing resolution that funded Obamacare to the tune of $105 billion and even voted to expand the scope of Obamacare by including – believe it or not – veterinary services.

    What else has this simpering weasel perpetrated while claiming to be a “principled conservative?” Let’s see…

    In 2004 then state senator Lance voted to pass the “Highlands Act,” a spinoff of UN Agenda 21 that severely restricted and, in many cases, prohibited property owners in Hunterdon, Morris and Warren counties from developing their own land. This has drastically reduced the value of those properties in direct contravention of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Lance brags about authoring an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits state borrowing without voter approval. However, the New Jersey Constitution has prohibited borrowing without voter approval since 1844. Prior to getting his amendment passed, Lance issued a press release attacking Gov. Corzine for his attempt to borrow $2.5 billion without voter approval. Sadly, Lance’s own debt legislation (SCR-39) maintains the loophole permitting the borrowing he was attacking.

    Prior to entering Congress he signed a pledge from Citizens Against Government Waste not to take earmarks. He broke that pledge 21 times after 4 months on the job, spending so much on pet projects and special interests that he was named Porker of the Month by Citizens Against Government Waste in April of 2009.

    Lance claims to care about escalating energy prices and yet he has often sided with groups such as the Sierra Club to restrict the US from developing its own energy. Lance was one of eight Republicans who voted for Cap & Trade and more recently one of five Republicans who supported programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. After President Obama imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling devastating jobs, Lance was one of only nine Republicans who voted to keep Obama’s moratorium in place.

    He is one of just 40 Republicans to vote for child health care, one of just 24 to vote for parental leave for federal employees, one of just 18 to vote for expansion of the hate crimes law to cover sexual orientation and disability, one of just three to support the “Lilly Ledbetter Law” that hampers employers and small businesses.

    He’ll complain about the excessive debt burden but will not mention that he voted to give the Obama Administration an additional $2.1 Trillion to spend when he voted for the so-called “Budget Control Act.” The Club for Growth called him a hypocrite for this.

    He voted for the TRAIN Act to rein in excessive regulations, but conveniently doesn’t mention that he voted with the Democrats on five amendments that completely undermined the purpose of the TRAIN Act.

    That’s just a TASTE of the crap sandwich that is Establishment Hack Leonard Lance. Choke on it, R00ney.

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