- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 19, 2014

President Obama has pushed a number of key policy decisions until after the Nov. 4 election, and Colin Hanna wants voters to realize that before they hit the ballot box.

Mr. Hanna, president of the Pennsylvania-based conservative group Let Freedom Ring, is gathering signatures for two online petitions calling on Mr. Obama to reveal prior to the election his plans for an executive order on immigration and the 2015 Obamacare premium figures.

While it’s doubtful the president will reverse course two weeks before the vote, Mr. Hanna said the “We Need to Know” campaign is aimed at spotlighting what he described as the Obama administration’s politically calculated move to postpone the potentially divisive announcements.

“I think it betrays a kind of contempt for the American voter that really needs to be recognized and labeled as such,” Mr. Hanna said. “It’s as if they really believe that they can fool the American voter, that the American voter is so easily deceived that by withholding this information they can pull a fast one on the voter.”

Mr. Obama said in September that he would delay an executive order on immigration reform until the first of the year. Meanwhile, the administration has announced that the Healthcare.gov website will begin its 2015 enrollment period on Nov. 15, which means voters won’t know by how much premiums will increase until after the election.

The president is also waiting until after the election to decide whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as well as select a replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

“The American People deserve the truth — for a change — before the election this November,” says the Obamacare petition. Both petitions are posted online at www.weneedtoknow.com.

• Valerie Richardson can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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