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Obama asks for power to streamline government (Hussein and media will portray him as Reagan!)
Politico ^ | 1/13/12 | B Tau

Posted on 01/13/2012 3:57:14 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

In what could lead to a big reorganization of the federal government, the Associated Press reports that President Obama will ask Congress for the power to merge departments and agencies to help streamline government and improve efficiency.

The president's first priority would be combine the trade and commerce departments, according to a senior administration official.

The president would request fast-track consolidation authority that would allow him to propose agency mergers that would then be subject to an up-or-down vote from Congress within 90 days. Under the terms of the president's proposal, lawmakers would still need to grant the president the the fast-track authority and approve each of his proposals.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hypocrite; liars
Pretty big deal...I have seen an ASS PRESS story by Ben Feller this morning that is a fawning love fest about how Hussein is for a smaller federal government.

Reagan's name was mentioned. I wanted to scream.

1 posted on 01/13/2012 3:57:23 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

F***You Barry!


2 posted on 01/13/2012 3:59:49 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Fooling some of the people all of the time.


3 posted on 01/13/2012 4:02:18 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away...”


4 posted on 01/13/2012 4:03:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

...not eliminate, but grow. All BS


5 posted on 01/13/2012 4:05:52 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: All

You think his first four years were great, wait until the second four because it will be much better that damn liberal republican (insert name here)... We all better stay home this November to show how displeased we are.

/sarc


6 posted on 01/13/2012 4:08:31 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I'll keep it simple as it's still early:

FUBO!!!!
7 posted on 01/13/2012 4:09:09 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Election season is here - Obama has to run as a Republican again!


8 posted on 01/13/2012 4:09:42 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Obama asks for power to streamline overthrow government
9 posted on 01/13/2012 4:10:28 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: struggle
Election season is here - Obama has to run as a Republican again!

And the GOP is here to help!

10 posted on 01/13/2012 4:11:39 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He’ll merge FEMA, with its broad powers of abuse of our freedoms, with the Military.... and voila, he’ll have unspeakable control.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 4:12:00 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: newnhdad
You think his first four years were great, wait until the second four because it will be much better that damn liberal republican (insert name here)... We all better stay home this November to show how displeased we are.

What you fail to understand is that there would be damn little difference between that "liberal republican" and 0bama because the RINO-virus that has infected nearly all of the GOP means that anything a hypothetical Romney administration would do, would not only be a continuation of many of 0bama's policies, it would have the figleaf of that great big (R) after Romney's name which would be used to hammer any opposition into silence and submission.

Get it straight here: Democrats are pouring socialism down America's throat by the gallon, Republicans are serving it by the glass.

But it's still poison.
12 posted on 01/13/2012 4:16:12 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Smoke and mirrors moving the shells around, look at me Im working for the MIDDLECLASS FAMILIES! ...............%$#^&^%%$@@#$%&&^&^&&^^%%%^^^&^&^&%^%$%$^$#$@#%$#$#$#%$##@$*&*&(*&(


13 posted on 01/13/2012 4:23:45 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Congress usually whines a lot to the media, then is complicit as Obama does what he wants.

Starting with the czars, DOMA, no budget, amnesty....They are just as much to blame for Obama power grab. Precedent is set each time he pushes beyond legalities with no check to his actions.

14 posted on 01/13/2012 4:23:58 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Even so, at first glance I’m inclined to agree with this move.

It’s unlikely that the general public would realize any real benefit from such a move for at leat 6-9 months...so I don’t think it would save 0bama’s butt in time for the general election. But if Republicans oppose, they would be painted as being for big government.

Of course, the devil is always in the details. Also, if I were Congress, I’d make this move contingent to passing the FIRST BUDGET in nearly 1000 days. Put it right back in their lap.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 4:31:18 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: PapaNew

More like obama is asking for power to do what ever the hell he wants to do.
This is pretty audacious given that he is running for pres again, but with his media actively campaigning for him, this kind of information won’t go very far.

And the charlie brown congress will attempt to kick the football again.

Here we go again.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 4:32:48 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He’s the one who wasted taxpayer money and grew the government Abe the debt. He thinks he can pass himself off as being Reaganesque. The audacity. Republicans have so much to use against this guy. Wait until game time and imagine the commercials we can make against the “middle class warrior”.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 4:32:55 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: luvbach1

Listen to this line from the Ben Feller butt kissing article:
“The White House said the problem is serious for consumers who turn to their government for help...”

By the way, Hussein promised to FIX this NEARLY A YEAR AGO! In his last State of the Union Lie Festival, he said he would work on needed reorganization. Now, at the beginning of an election year, he suddenly gets religion.

I guess all those golf games got in the way of his Reagan-esque plans.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 4:33:33 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He’s the one who wasted taxpayer money and grew the government and the debt. He thinks he can pass himself off as being Reaganesque. The audacity. Republicans have so much to use against this guy. Wait until game time and imagine the commercials we can make against the “middle class warrior”.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 4:33:52 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: luvbach1

Listen to this line from the Ben Feller butt kissing article:
“The White House said the problem is serious for consumers who turn to their government for help...”

By the way, Hussein promised to FIX this NEARLY A YEAR AGO! In his last State of the Union Lie Festival, he said he would work on needed reorganization. Now, at the beginning of an election year, he suddenly gets religion.

I guess all those golf games got in the way of his Reagan-esque plans.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 4:34:31 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: luvbach1

Listen to this line from the Ben Feller butt kissing article:
“The White House said the problem is serious for consumers who turn to their government for help...”

By the way, Hussein promised to FIX this NEARLY A YEAR AGO! In his last State of the Union Lie Festival, he said he would work on needed reorganization. Now, at the beginning of an election year, he suddenly gets religion.

I guess all those golf games got in the way of his Reagan-esque plans.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 4:34:53 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Implementing socialized healthcare isn’t exactly streamlining government. Who is he kidding.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 4:38:07 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Do I even need a caption?


23 posted on 01/13/2012 4:42:36 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s apparent we have no one strong enough, willing enough or even has the sense enough, to take down the evil in our government. Maybe there’s not enough on our side to do something, but it’s frustrating beyond words, that NO ONE even SPEAKS about this crap.

I mean, I KNOW we have some good guys in our government. But it seems only Allen West is the only one actually saying anything close to what is going on. Where is everyone else? Are they complicit or just too cowardly?

In any case every day I keep praying God will intervene somehow with the daily destruction of our country. I believe it’s going to now take an act of God to remove this corrupt, tyrannical, MARXIST government from the US.

God help us.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 4:44:25 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s apparent we have no one strong enough, willing enough or even has the sense enough, to take down the evil in our government. Maybe there’s not enough on our side to do something, but it’s frustrating beyond words, that NO ONE even SPEAKS about this crap.

I mean, I KNOW we have some good guys in our government. But it seems only Allen West is the only one actually saying anything close to what is going on. Where is everyone else? Are they complicit or just too cowardly?

In any case every day I keep praying God will intervene somehow with the daily destruction of our country. I believe it’s going to now take an act of God to remove this corrupt, tyrannical, MARXIST government from the US.

God help us.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 4:44:34 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Herr Hitler was a reformer who streamlined government.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 5:00:03 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Lucky9teen

I am suspiscious of anything the boy king does.

We not only could merge these Depart,ment we copuld do away with some of them, but still I suspect Obama has an ulterior motive.

As for the Congress, that is another thing that could be done away with. Obama may as well run the whole thing from his office, the Congress lets him do that anyway. We could save a ton of money just doing away with them.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 5:00:31 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Nice of him to pretend that congress is still relevant. If they balk, will he simply sigh, say he gave them their chance to participate, and do as he pleases for “the people?”


28 posted on 01/13/2012 5:03:54 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Chris Rock likes this ‘streamlining’!

Obama is going gangsta!!


29 posted on 01/13/2012 5:08:32 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hussein is a diabolical demagogue.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 5:09:26 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Venturer

It’d sure be handy if as many as possible were merged with the new CFPB which isn’t dependent on Congress for funding, has broad powers and is virtually unaccountable.


32 posted on 01/13/2012 5:14:05 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Didn’t Jar Jar Binks and the Imperial Senate give emergency powers to the Chancellor in the Star Wars series? Didn’t that lead to the Clone Wars?

Never, ever give unconstitutional, emergency powers to a US President!!!


33 posted on 01/13/2012 5:15:51 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Government agencies that WILL not be streamlined:

1) EPA
2) Dept of Education
3) IRS
4) ATF
5) Housing and Urban Development
6) National Endowment for the Arts
7) National Labor Relations Board
8) Minority Business Development Agency
9) DEA
10) Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

All government agencies are equal, some more equal then others.


34 posted on 01/13/2012 5:15:51 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Recovering_Democrat
We do not need one large Federal department doing what two smaller departments shouldn't be doing.

Efficiency does not result from putting what is unnecessary, wasteful and counterproductive under central command.

If one's goal is power, however, consolidation of governmental functions irrespective of merit or validity would serve to accomplish it.

35 posted on 01/13/2012 5:16:54 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mkjessup

I have it straight thanks. and I’ve had it straight for a lot longer than I’ve been on this message board.

You see, I love my country enough to see that I don’t want to continue to have America hater as president. I would rather vote for the lights handler at the debates because he’s more qualified than Obama.

But yea, let’s stay home in November just so we can accelerate the destruction of the country because four more years of Obama are just what the country needs. We all look into the crystal ball and know exactly what a Newt or Romney or a Perry administration will do, so given that prophetic foresight, we should just stay home for the next 40 years or so and wait until the clone of Reagan arrives to save us.


36 posted on 01/13/2012 5:24:44 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: SueRae
Even so, at first glance I’m inclined to agree with this move.

Anything this president and Congress does needs significantly more scrutiny.

We do not need any more 'pass it so we can find out what is in it' bills. Congress, with the like of McCain, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi, etc., have a history of burying provisions deep inside these kinds of bills.

Reagan said 'trust, but verify.'

I don't trust any of them!!
37 posted on 01/13/2012 5:32:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Recovering_Democrat
fast-track consolidation authority

Where leftist spin is concerned, that's a real beaut.

More accurate: "Election-year power-grab."

38 posted on 01/13/2012 5:36:38 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Obama is channeling his inner Ron Paul? Probably not, I think the money line is "Obama to ask the Congress for more power"
39 posted on 01/13/2012 5:47:25 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Obama asks for power to streamline government (Hussein and media will portray him as Reagan!)

0bama wants to "streamline" government by making himself supreme dictator!

40 posted on 01/13/2012 5:52:11 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Igamine that..a big lying phony Obama lying and being a phony?
Next thing you know Romney will be giving inspiring speeches at black churches.


41 posted on 01/13/2012 5:55:08 AM PST by Leep
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He got this idea from his “Conservative” advisor David Brooks, who wrote about this very thing in a recent column.


42 posted on 01/13/2012 5:57:27 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Recovering_Democrat

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/opinion/brooks-where-are-the-liberals.html?_r=1&ref=davidbrooks


43 posted on 01/13/2012 5:59:50 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: Leep

Oh and Obama is a manipulator in the sleezy sense of the word.


44 posted on 01/13/2012 6:04:50 AM PST by Leep
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