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snerd
04-23-2012, 09:03
No news here..............
But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more.

Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers. When he announced a cut in refinancing fees for federally insured mortgages last month, for example, he said: “If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them.”

Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obama’s increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47138446/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/#.T5Vu3FSYNyA

The Machinist
04-23-2012, 10:05
The leadership of both parties are licking their chops. The precedents set by Obama will allow them to seize even more control over the American people in the years to come.

Gunhaver
04-23-2012, 10:09
That's the Democrat way, it's ok to cheat and break the law when you can get away with it because they're fighting against the evil Republicans and it's all for the greater good.

Unfortunately, that's the Republican way too. But we don't want to talk about that.

Gundude
04-23-2012, 10:24
The leadership of both parties are licking their chops. The precedents set by Obama will allow them to seize even more control over the American people in the years to come.And Obama is working off of the precedents set by the man before him, who was in turn working off of the precedents set by the man before him.

And strangely enough, only half the country is outraged every time. Doubly strange is that it's a different half than last time.

When will both halves get together and put an end to this crap? When they stop identifying themselves as Democrat or Republican, that's when.

snerd
04-23-2012, 11:59
I don't disagree with anything written in above posts.

syntaxerrorsix
04-23-2012, 13:06
And Obama is working off of the precedents set by the man before him, who was in turn working off of the precedents set by the man before him.

And strangely enough, only half the country is outraged every time. Doubly strange is that it's a different half than last time.

When will both halves get together and put an end to this crap? When they stop identifying themselves as Democrat or Republican, that's when.


It will never be corrected but it will end one day. History certainly bares out that truth.

Javelin
04-23-2012, 13:15
It is sick what is becoming of our republic.