I read with interest your opinion, "Ten Reasons Why the House is Wrong." I agree with your No. 1 reason, "elections have consequences." You are quite correct that Obama was elected in 2008 and 2012, as was a Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate. Those elections have certainly had consequences. We may or may not survive those elections, but life in these United States will never be the same.
Your opinion, however, casually ignores the reality of the 2010 and 2012 elections of Republican majorities in the House. I believe that those elections also have consequences. In America, we have three co-equal branches of government. The American people returned the Republicans to leadership in the House in 2010 and affirmed that decision in 2012. They reinstalled a check in the checks and balances. If voters knew what they were doing when they voted for Obama, then surely you must agree that they knew what they were doing when they voted for a Republican House.
I think they did know what they were doing. Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution specifically places the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House. . . ."
A Republican majority in the House has every bit as much right or authority to approve or deny funding for any governmental program or grand plan like Obamacare. The House has not only the right but the obligation to do what their constituents-the American voters sent them to Washington to do. They are doing what they were elected to do. You just don't like it.
Remember, elections have consequences.