The morning of President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address, freshman Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sat down with the Shark Tank in his Washington, D.C. office, to talk about what he believed the President would discuss during his annual address to the nation.DeSantis lead of by saying that Obama ” owes country an explanation to all the Americans who lost their healthcare plans,” and believed that he would “divert attention from that,” because the bulk of Americans have lost faith in him on healthcare.
With the President talking about work “equality,” DeSantis believes that the President’s talk of equality is tied to Obamacare, and believes that as soon as the employee mandate goes into effect, the law will not “affect some white engineer who is making $150K a year because the employer will have to pay that,” or run the risk of that employee weighing out his other employment options.
DeSantis feels that the very people Obama says he is helping- single mom’s, African-Americans, Hispanics- are the groups that will suffer the most under Obamacare, because they are disproportionally at the lower end of the Obamacare totem poll.
DeSantis is one of the few members of Congress, who has opted to go it alone, and pay for his own medical insurance with his own dime.
The very next day, or the last day of this particular congressional work week, DeSantis introduced the “Faithful Execution of the Law Act to promote transparency and honesty in the federal government,” which he told us the day before would be dropping sometime the following day.
According to his office’s pres release, the bill is pretty straight forward:
Currently, when the Department of Justice stops enforcing a law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, the United States Attorney General is required to report to Congress. The Faithful Execution of the Law Act strengthens this provision by requiring all federal officials who stop enforcing a law to report to Congress the reason for the non-enforcement, regardless of whether it is being done on constitutional or policy grounds.
“President Obama has not only failed to uphold several of our nation’s laws, he has vowed to continue to do so in order to enact his unpopular agenda,” DeSantis said. “The President assured the public that his administration would be the most transparent in history, and while the President has fallen woefully short on this promise, my bill will be a step in the right direction. The American people deserve to know exactly which laws the Obama Administration is refusing to enforce and why.”