Skip to comments.White House now requires ‘We the People’ petitions to have 100,000 signatures for official response
Posted on 01/16/2013 5:36:09 AM PST by upchuck
President Barack Obamas deputies have quadrupled the number of signatures that petitioners on the administrations We the People website must collect to get an official response from the White House, following a series of popular, provocative and disrespectful signature drives by his critics.
Some of the petitions sought approval for states to secede after Obamas re-election, while others called on the White House to disavow executive orders that restrict gun rights, or to deport CNNs British-born, progressive host Piers Morgan.
Starting today, as we move into a second term, petitions must receive 100,000 signatures in 30 days in order to receive an official response from the Obama Administration, said an early evening Jan. 15 statement from Macon Phillips, the White Houses digital strategy director.
This new threshold applies only to petitions created from this point forward and is not retroactively applied to ones that already exist.
Phillips claimed the increased threshold was caused by the increasing use of the site.
That good problem is only getting better, so were making another adjustment to ensure were able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve. Its wonderful to see so many people using We the People to add their voices to important policy debates here in Washington and bring attention to issues that might not get the attention they deserve.
When the administration first established the petition system in September 2011, Obamas aides promised that any petition with 5,000 signatures would receive a formal written response from White House officials. That threshold was raised to 25,000 for 2012.
The new 100,000-signature threshold follows a series of provocative, awkward or embarrassing petitions, some of which attracted enough signatures to meet the threshold set by Obama for getting a formal White House response.
Usage of the petition site has spiked since the election, partly because more than 600,000 people have signed various secession petitions.
In the first 10 months of 2012, it took an average of 18 days for a new petition to cross the 25,000-signature threshold, said Macons statement. In the last two months of the year, that average time was cut in half to just 9 days, and most petitions that crossed the threshold collected 25,000 signatures within five days of their creation.
Six out of 10 petitions that met the 25,000 threshold passed in November and December, said Macon.
Read the rest here: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/16/white-house-now-requires-we-the-people-petitions-to-have-100000-signatures-for-official-response/?print=1
ROTFL! It looks like the White House Nazis’ obnoxious gig blew up in their faces.
We still need a Death Star.
Why not raise it to a million? Or a billion? Does anyone really think that a “response” will be anything more than more BS?
LOL...so they think getting 100 K will be difficult?
Typical MARXIST move. When you don’t like the results change the rules.
I petition we require EVERY govt. employee to have a criminal, mental health, and financial background check. Then, MANDATE every govt. employee to have a drug and alcohol test. Fail any part and you are IMMEDIATELY fired and put into a public database.
I know, I’m dreaming.
wait till noon time today, he’ll get 10 million signatures before 5 O’clock....so it’s all BS from the head BS’er the fake himself.
It the “Petition Ceiling”.Don’t like it move it up. Iam surprised they just didn’t do away with the thing
The memo which raises the threshold to 250,000 has been written and filed. It will be released to the press when needed.
..they can do background checks as long as the provision is enforced that if anyone’s information is hacked the government must pay each individual tax free $3 million dollars.
Might as well make it 1 billion for all the legitimacy it carries in our form of government.
Most “transparent” Tyranny, EVER.
Wow! Here’s the blistering republican response pouring ridicule on obama to make sure people know about this:
Ha! Where do I sign?
Ha! Where do I sign?
Ha! Where do I sign?
The little people found it too easy to raise issues that didn’t fit our agenda, so the goal posts get moved. Dodge anything that is inconvenient, that is the progressive way!
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