…Alinsky-esque distraction by the Ctl-Left. This one is on the matter of Obamacare subsidies to health coverage providers to compensate them “for reducing out-of-pocket costs for some low-income consumers who sign up for plans on the exchanges.”
The Obama administration paid billions of our tax dollars to these providers, the amount for this year alone looks to be in the neighborhood of $7 billion, with the annual payout looking to rise to $16 billion in 10 years.
The House has sued to block further payments because no funds were appropriated for them, and so they’re illegal. A number of State AGs are seeking to intervene in the suit.
More than a dozen Democratic state attorneys general took legal action Thursday seeking to preserve billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments….
It’s a fair debate to have in the courts, although, absent appropriation, there’s no money to spend, and so it would seem illegal to spend.
Now comes the cynical distraction. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said,
Millions of families across the country—including hundreds of thousands right here in New York—rely on these subsidies for their basic health care[.]
As if that’s relevant to the legality of the matter. The courts should allow the spending independently of the law because tear-jerking.
Schneiderman is demonstrating the intellectual, legal, and moral bankruptcy of the Ctl-Left’s demands. They’re wholly unable to present a case, and so they stoop to emotionalism.