Skip to comments.Obama bypasses Senate, installs new consumer chief
Posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST by Justaham
President Barack Obama says he won't take "no" as an answer from Republicans, so he's going around them to appoint the head of a new consumer protection agency. Obama says Republicans would just keep holding Richard Cordray's nomination hostageand the president says that's inexcusable and wrong.
He says Cordray must be in place in order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to start helping consumers deal with unscrupulous mortgage companies, dishonest payday lenders, and others.
Obama announced the appointment of Cordray during a stop Wednesday in Ohio, where Cordray once served as attorney general.
Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to.
The recess appointment means Cordray stands to serve for at least the next two years.
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It’s the same stupidity when dealing with crime. The good guys play by the rules, and the crimainals do not. Guess who wins every time.
How can he “choose” to not abide by parts he does not like?
There is no Constitutional authority for the President to do that.
He just made 3 appointments to the NLRB. He’s challenging congress right now,no doubt.
There is no way this action can be allowed to stand. If it does, it basically means precedent has been set that confirmation is not actually needed. This should be thrown out post-haste. I can’t believe he could have been advised that he can get away with this Constitutionally.
Since I dont know much about this, is what Obama doing illegal? I guess in Obama’s mind, he knows he will lose the general election so he is going to do everything he can to rip this country apart to shreds so even when he loses, he knows the next guy wont be able to fix the damage he has done
Bush issued similar signing statements. Unless Congress asserts itself as a co-equal member of government, the Executive Branch will walk all over it like a door mat.
Check out Drudge. He running with “Obama Takes Over” in a big red headline.
From such acts civil wars errupt.
This is what is being said to him: "It is Constitutional until someone says its not, and attempts to enforce the Constitution. Until then, we can do whatever we please. Signing statement, czars, 'recess' appointments, Fast & Furious, voter fraud, etc. Who is going to stop us. HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!"
Actually, they probably didn't say "HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!"
Another in a long line of tyrannical offenses by the kenyan crook. The bum needs to go and take his band of criminals with him.
This reminds me of Hitler’s rise to power. He just took it when the opportunity arrived and the timid opposition caved in and let him do what had decided to do. We are flirting with the same sort of takeover here. “”
My thoughts exactly. Who would ever have thought that he and his rats in congress would hijack our personal healthcare. Now, every bureaucrat and sleazy lawyer in DC will have full access to every detail of our health. Bo is a wrecking machine just like mugabe and Idi Amin.
As old Jimmy Durante used to say... "What a revoltin' development this is" !!!
Benign is what he is selling. As you point out, reality would be quite different.
That was the first question that came to mind for me also. I look at this as one of many ways he will try to achieve the next 'stimulus,' i.e., buying votes. That is all it is about. He doesn't care about 'protecting consumers;' not when he and the missus et al spend 2+ weeks of vacay at a luxury Hawaiian resort while Americans struggle to make ends meet.
Usually you would be correct, however, check this little gem:
Because the CFPB is ensconced within the Federal Reserve, its budget is not subject to congressional control. Instead, CFPB funding is set by law at a fixed percentage of the Feds operating budget. The CFPBs status within the Fed also effectively precludes presidential oversight.In that miserable Dodd-Frank monstrosity, they placed this CFPB under the FED!
Here is an article that the above is from, One Clap for House Effort to Curb New Financial Bureaus Power, not sure if any of the measures attempted by the House committee ever came to pass.
The Senate was in recess during those two appointmentss. The Senate is NOT currently in recess so these are NOT recess appointments and hence un-constitutional.
I would call that barely a whimper, but GOP needs to do more than speak out, they need to ACT.