Monday, January 23, 2017

Do Not Enforce

Always slipping from my hands
Sand's a time of its own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh, I want the truth to be known
--Spandau Ballet

Shortly after being sworn in President Trump signed an executive order telling federal agencies to "ease the regulatory burdens" of Obamacare on individuals. As translated by Judge Nap, this order directs agencies not to punish individuals for non-compliance with the law--presumably because it might not be a non-compliance in a couple of months.

Trump is signalling that he expects the ACA to be repealed soon, particularly with regard to tax penalties.

The Judge added that this was a revolutionary executive order in that he has never seen a president tell the agencies under his control to favor the individual over government when making judgments.

"This is exactly what he promised he would do."

Let's hope that promise continues to hold true.

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