Skip to comments.FAA Shutdown to End After Obama Official Waives GOP Provision (Dictator Obama writes own law)
Posted on 08/04/2011 3:56:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
After all the pleading and partisan accusations over funding the Federal Aviation Administration, Democratic lawmakers and Obama officials found the answer to ending a two-week shutdown of the agency literally right under their noses.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is sending a letter Thursday, saying a bill that the GOP-led House passed extending the FAA's operating authority through mid-September gives him the power to waive a provision Democrats opposed that cuts $16.5 million in air service subsides to rural communities.
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Stroke of the pen, law of the land, pretty kewl eh.
The Law !?
We no need no stinkin` law !
The law is what we say it is !
I guess from here out, if his excellency thinks of a new law, it is officially a law.
Murtha airport is open for business
So it was unconstitutional for Nixon to “impound” (decline to spend) money appropriated by Congress that Nixon deemed excessive,
but it’s okay for Obama to spend money NOT ONLY that “isn’t authorized” BUT ALSO is EXPRESSLY RULED OUT by statute?
Huh? Impeachment anyone?
“Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood”
An Illinois RINO-Rat of the Illinois thugaucracy class.
It must be nice to be a democrat and just make sh*t
up as you go along. I think it comes from their
schooling, no need to color inside the lines,
express yourself however.
He is following Hitler’s and Stalin’s playbooks. Dictators and tyrants seize on the weakest of ‘justifications’ to do what they damn well please. After a while they don’t even pretend to need a justification. Ask the Jews, the German Polish and Russian Jews who were sent to oblivion on the flimsiest of excuses. We now have only an Executive Branch with a little judiciary standing by in the wings to rubber stamp the Dictators actions. The congress is defunct!
Didn’t we settle this line item veto business the last time there was a democrat president?
Rush went on a tirade against LaHood last week, when the latter suggested that what was needed in Washington was a politician like Robert Michel.
If I was a member of the House GOP I would immediately put this in the courts and get it blocked.
Ruling from the bench?
“That bill states that the transportation secretary can waive the provision eliminating air-service subsidies to rural communities in Nevada, Montana and New Mexico “if the secretary determines that the geographic characteristics of the location result in undue difficulty in accessing the nearest medium or large hub airport.”
Either that, or quit giving The Won bills with, "never mind" provisions in them.
Of course it's hard to tell from the story if the House GOPers agree with this interpretation of their bill.
If Barry doesn’t have a line item veto, I don’t think Ray Lahood does either.
So, getting in a car or hopping a bus and driving to a larger hub is undue difficulty.
The Courts aren't the proper venue. If this waiver is truly counter to the law, then the Republican House MUST impeach LaHood. Let there be a real trial this time in the Senate, and let the Democratic Senators defend this nonsense nightly on national television.