Skip to comments.Gingrich: Defund NLRB in Response to Obama Appointments
Posted on 01/06/2012 6:22:57 AM PST by katiedidit1
Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for Congress to defund the National Labor Relations Board in retaliation for President Barack Obama¹s decision to make three recess appointments to it.
Speaking at a rally in Plymouth, N.H., the Republican presidential candidate said cutting money from the agency would be the "correct response" to Obama's move.
"The answer to an imperial president is a Congress which stands on its own rights. And the correct response to what the president just did would be for the Congress to zero out and refuse to fund the National Labor Relations Board," Gingrich said.
"The National Labor Relations Board now has a majority of members who were never confirmed by the U.S. Senate. This is a clear violation of the spirit of the law, and Congress has an obligation to defend our rights, and the correct way is the power of the purse."
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Go Gingrich! Win the conservative heart!
Congress, the House I mean, must do something to stop the Obamable monster from overunning the Constritution and stealing power and freedom from the American citizens.
Personally, the federal government is destroying America faster than the islamic terrorists and the marxist liberal communists together. Both of which the monster Obamanation is Potus of.
Love it! he is telling congress exactly how to get around it. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gingrich is right. Congress needs to take a new clear direction.
This is why I like Newt. Given the megaphone of a national presidential campaign, he will take it to the Kenyan.
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The first words out of our mouths over here were "defund".
Let’s see if congress takes his advice. Would LOVE it!!!!
If they defund the Labor Board..it would be eliminated..no money.
JimRob listed this in Front Page News yesterday as a “Must See”: “Why Is Newt So Angry?””
A 15 minute video that needs to be “spread far and wide”.
The answer to an imperial president is a Congress which stands on its own rights.
He’s RIGHT. And they have the power to do it with more than just the NLRB.
The only problem COngress has is the two eunuch-capons Boehner and McConnell.
What a simplistic yet great idea. Will congress do it?
I know Congress can control the pursestrings of the NLRB, but I’m not sure they have to power to dictate it in or out of existence. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.
He is right but Congress does not have the nads
Congress legislates ..writes the laws. If they defund the Labor Board they will be demolished or at best a weak organization. Look what happened to Gov Walker via the unions...Newt gave such a simple solution...HELLO congress..cut their money!
Starve the COMMUNIST beast!
That move would take balls... something lacking in every single elected republican.
“Will Congress do it?”
What do you think?
impeach the P-O-S
You seem to be an upbeat and enthusiastice Gingrich supporter. What did you think of his appearance on the CBS morning show?
THESE WERE NOT RECESS APPOINTMENTS because the Senate WAS NOT IN RECESS.
Someone finally said it? If the media won’t cover this travesty the candidates need to. They need to wrap this unconstitutional power grab around the usurper’s big ears.
Defunding is eliminating.
Well, technically congress could dictate pretty much anything government related out of existence, all they have to do is pass a bill abolishing the agency. Of course the problem with that is that the president would never sign it into law and the Congress doesn't have the votes to override a veto. What they can do is defund the agency by simply providing no funds for it in the budget bills. Essentially, provide it with no money for staff, supplies, office space, no money to conduct investigations or issue regulations etc. While the agency may still exist on paper and could be refunded in the future, for all intents and purposes its dead.
No...it’s not. see my post below yours.
Do we need Gingrich (with all his warts) or will we accept go-along-to-get-along Romney?
What's Romney's weak response? By the way, why do we not see Republicans shouting from the rooftops on this? Why do we have to get all jazzed up about this? Isn't this what we elected Republicans to do? Were they not sent to Congress specifically to fight this garbage? Where are they?
There are only TWO explanations for this situation:
1.) “O” is laughably clueless (and so are his creatures)
about the political protocols, traditions and processes in this country
2.) “O” knows how the system is designed, and chooses to illicitly circumvent the formalities anyway
YES! YES! YES!
I cannot stand politicians that weigh every comment and run all their positions through their campaign advisers before shooting off at the mouth. Gingrich may be wrong on a lot of issues, but he always says what he is thinking. That is sooooo refreshing.
Doesn’t the budget have to be signed by the POTUS. Otherwise we will be running the government with continuing resolutions, which provide all funding. The republican leaderlessship will not shut the government down. That is the only promise I see them keeping right now. The promise they made to the president, not the people seems to be where they live.
Eliminating it is an active process, requiring legislation to be passed, and gotten through the Senate and signed by the President (or overriding a veto in both chambers).
Defunding it is passive -- all they have to do is to not provide it with funds in the budget. Without a budget, there's nothing the NLRB can actually do, as it will have no access to any government facilities, equipment, or funds.
Fact is, even the Senate should put away their partisan attitudes and side with the House on this one -- allowing Obama to get away with this for a short-term political gain sets a really, really bad precedent even the Senate Dems don't want to be on the bad side of.
Newt never fails to develop strategy and tactics to throttle the pinheads. Gottalovehim.
Yes budgets do have to be signed by the president, but so do continuing resolutions, they aren't automatic. So what the Republican do is they send up a continuing resolution or budget that specifically leaves out funding for the NLRB. Then the president has the option to sign or veto it. However, if he vetos it, he also vetos funding for everything else, defense, entitlements etc. Then he can try to explain why soldiers won't be getting paid and people won't be getting their food stamps, because he feels the NLRB is more important than those things. It SHOULD be an easy win for Republicans. However, since they tried this tactic against Bill Clinton and it was perceived to have backfired on them, (in fact, the House Repbulicans were essentially sold up the river by then Majority Leader Bob Dole, who was afraid the government shutdown might hurt his chances in the Repbulican primary, but thats another story...) they have been too cowardly to try it since
I will be surprised if there is an election in November, but if we do have one, it's long past time to elect a champion.
Is Newt that man? Is Santorum?
My point exactly. The republicans will not send a continuing resolution that will be vetoed for fear of being blamed for the government shutdown. Just like caving on the paryoll tax, the spineless leadership just won’t stand firm. Truth is they don’t won’t to defund anything.
Except for the Pelosi/Frank/Lautenberg/Reid/Boxer/Jackson-Lee/Waters crowd, the Democrats may be the unexpected ally to put Obama down. No one wants to lose their power, and Obama is directly challenging the entire Congress and Senate.
And what is the collected wisdom of the five midgets (Romney, Santorum, Perry, Huntsman and Paul). Any responses to the communist at all, or just quiet acceptance? If anyone here supports any of the five, what does your candidate have to say????????
Got this message from Congressman John Fleming (FB friend):
“For those who were wondering....My staff looked up the question, “why can’t Congress defund the ‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’ to which Obama recess appointed its head even though there is no Senate recess.” By Democrat design and as enacted into law through the Dodd-Frank legislation, the CFPB is funded directly through the Federal Reserve rather than through the annual appropriations process, leaving Congress without any means to decreasing or eliminating funding for the Bureau.”
Gingrich said he would fire the head of the Fed Reserve. Newt is referring to the National Labor Board. As for consumer protection and Dodd-Frank...congress should move to repeal it. There are always loopholes
That Wascally Newt is at it again! Go get ‘em NEWT!
Regardless whatever shortcomings he may have, this is just the sort of thing where Newt rises far above the field, IMO.
“...Doesnt the budget have to be signed by the POTUS...”
“...Yes budgets do have to be signed by the president...”
A bill can become law without his signature.
The president’s only choice is to veto or not veto.
Would the media claim “the president shut down the government”?
Or would they still blame the evil republicans?
Article I Section 7:
“If any bill shall not be returned by the President
within ten days after it shall have been presented to him,
the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it...”