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Reaction house majority leader that's Eric Cantor sir welcome back.
Sean good to -- -- so does the president have the authority.
To just say I'm not gonna enforce the law.
Put it behind the president's decision last week right before the for the July was extraordinary.
On many counts and I think the first as you say Sean.
It's extraordinary because it's a continuation.
In what we have begin to -- begun to call the imperial presidency.
It is this selective enforcement of the law.
And there is a real question as -- where -- authority comes from how is it that he brings himself to decide to reinforce one provision and not the other.
As you rightfully suggested this is a real concern of trust.
On the part of this president and how can the American people trust the White House to enforce the laws that congress passes.
When they see things like this going on does secondly.
You asked the question what does this mean.
For Obama care itself.
Well we've been saying as you have Sean -- thank you for your leadership on this.
-- that obamacare not only is it not ready for primetime now it's never going to be ready for prime time.
We shouldn't be just delaying and now we need a permanent delay and so what does this mean I believe strongly now -- the White House has had to admit.
-- -- -- Just doesn't work nor does the other parts of the law.
But the other extraordinary piece of this -- -- Is that here we have the White House and this president.
Coming down on the side big business.
But what about the rest of us what about the rest of the American people left out in the cold left to be hanging with -- is mandate.
To apply to individuals.
Again not a fair and just outcome and I hope that we can take it to.
This White House.
And act on this in congress to say everyone should be treated the same did it's time to remove the mandate for everyone not just the importers by the way that this is a low -- bipartisan I don't think you often agree with senator Tom Harkin but.
He said the following says this was the law how can they change the law so you're not the only one.
Do you think and maybe I'm a little cynical in my old age congressman do you think this was politically time.
Well you know -- -- shop because you indicated yes that they.
Employer mandate delay.
Will push off the implementation of that mandate until after next year's election but.
Again you never know given a selective enforcement that now is seems to be a pattern with this with the IRS -- other things.
But if the -- same.
Formulas in place October 1 next year will be the sign updates.
Four these changes again.
At which time all of this will then be elevated thirty days before the election.
So it may be in an administration didn't quite accomplished what it may have hoped to accomplish politically.
By saying delayed for a year and an employer mandate what are the options you're in the Republican leadership -- options do you have there have been many votes but you've had to beef to.
I guess overturn obamacare didn't go anywhere.
Do you would you use the option of right and we have continued.
When we wanted to do just that we've continued did say.
Under this a question that were operating on that the president says.
-- you know he wants to do something about but never has come forward.
With any kind of other suggested reforms in the entitlement areas.
But when they ask for more money for Obama -- implementation.
We said no.
Reason no we don't field that this law is the right direction to go in nor do we feel.
This administration should have the ability take taxpayer dollars to go and sell and market this bill.
But I think one of layoffs is going forward Shawn -- take a look at what this White House is done and say you know what.
If it's fair for big business to be exempted from this mandate.
We ought to say the same for individuals we ought to go ahead and delay the individual mandate and as you know that individual mandate.
Is the crux of -- -- without the individual mandate the whole -- collapses and again I believe that the decision that was made by this administration last week is a game changer because it will and is now.
Demonstrated cracks in the coalition behind this law and I think you're -- -- see bipartisan support.
To go in and try and from come down on the side of the people not just business on this mandate issue.
-- we're gonna watch very closely because I agree with you in your interpretation of the law that the president doesn't have the option to just change it because he decides to.
The biggest issue on conservatives mind as you know congressman is what the house will do one immigration.
The Washington Post had an article suggesting that.
If the house passes a border security bill and it goes to conference that the plan would be to get Democrats and maybe about twenty Republicans.
The pass -- senate like version.
Would you insist that -- -- to rule apply to any bill that comes out of conference.
Yes I absolute word and I think the speaker of the house has said the -- that he would as well that that is not going to happen.
And as we proceed into the discussions about the immigration issue there's one thing all of us agree on.
I think for the most part and that is we don't support the senate bill.
You know I I think since seeing Sean if you ask the senators who -- on that bill how many -- really read the bill how many -- -- really know what it does.
And I think one of the most offensive parts of the bill.
Is the actual border security -- because in the house we don't want to just say -- throw money at it.
And at some point he'll get it done.
I think there -- lots more deliberative approach Fiat is called for.
That we have to go about trying to address.
A real distrust on the part of American people again go back to -- could discuss and we just -- Obama care.
That the president can selectively enforce a provision.
Under Obama care was to say that he can't selectively enforce or not enforced a provisional border security and immigration package.
We need to go make sure that there are definite major -- if you -- accountability.
How we can ensure.
That the border is secure and that the law is being enforced.
Because at the end of the day when you look at it how many other countries really are there were people are knocking down the doors to get again.
-- that we are for a reason and that's because we're country of laws and it ought to be applied evenly and fairly -- All right congressman appreciate you being with us and what that said when we return right here.
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