Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama seeks power to merge agencies
Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2012 7:45 AM (ET) | BEN FELLER

Posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:08 AM PST by DJ MacWoW

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of reorganizational power last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. The Obama version would be a so-called consolidation authority allowing him to propose mergers that promise to save money and help consumers. The deal would entitle him to an up-or-down vote from Congress in 90 days.

It would be up to lawmakers, therefore, to first grant Obama this fast-track authority and then decide whether to approve any of his specific ideas.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commercedepartment; obamapowergrab; powergrab
Bend over, here it comes. Mega-government agencies. This won't shrink anything but will grow power.
1 posted on 01/13/2012 6:14:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW
Every time you see an idea, it's always "seeking the Power....".

Just eliminate the duplicative Agencies, eliminate the EPA, DOE, and DHS for starters, and we'll save BILLIONS immediately, plus have the BONUS of being able to let private sector businesses expand and hire.

This B.S. about The Messiah coming up with a savings is simply cover for handing out more Union favoitism, more Dictatorship authorization, and more useless Government oversight.

But; look at the bright side: we can have Romney-the-RINO in November, to do the SAME things as The Messiah!

2 posted on 01/13/2012 6:18:59 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW
As far as I am concerned, Congress, at least the House, should not give Obama one thing for the rest of the year. He has already damaged the Nation almost beyond repair...

Mike

3 posted on 01/13/2012 6:25:23 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traditional1
Obama the Magician; misdirection at its finest.
4 posted on 01/13/2012 6:25:30 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Tell him heck no, we’ll let our Republican President do it in January 2013.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 6:25:51 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

It’s not that he doesn’t have the power to abolish these useless agencies, it’s that he wants a big brother agency.
If he is serious, he can start by abolishing half his cabinet and their agencies.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 6:38:44 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JPG

Isn’t that the truth!


7 posted on 01/13/2012 6:39:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

This is a way to centralize government and give the executive more authority than the Constitution allows.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 6:39:11 AM PST by Clyde5445 (No to Biff Mittens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

First up? House and Senate will no longer be needed. Dept Of Presidential Everything (D.O.P.E) will take it’s place.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:40 AM PST by whatexit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

No.
Hell NO.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

It’s like saying that if you Combine all 5 Voltron lions, the giant robot you’ve created is actually taking up less floor space!


11 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:53 AM PST by VanDeKoik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Hmm. Where have I seen this before...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleischaltung

}:-)4


12 posted on 01/13/2012 6:47:22 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

Great analogy!!


13 posted on 01/13/2012 6:51:42 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

Sounds about right.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 6:53:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW
USA goes Greek....

0bambi gets the message from Greece....

In Greece you need to show a current tax receipt/payment in order to have a car license plate....

Greeks are turning in their license plates to the tax collector and not paying their tax....

Those that don't have cars turn in their children,,,,

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085163/Children-dumped-streets-Greek-parents-afford-them.html

so look to see the IRS and 0bamacare merge.

Prayers for abandoned Greek children.

15 posted on 01/13/2012 6:55:57 AM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spokeshave

That’s despicable. And Obama’s right on it. Nothing is too low for the marxist.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 6:57:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Clyde5445

Exactly. It will concentrate and fortify the power of the central government.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 6:58:11 AM PST by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Clyde5445

“This is a way to centralize government and give the executive more authority than the Constitution allows.”

It COULD be. With Obama...it probably will be.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 6:58:35 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Steamburg
"...If he is serious, he can start by abolishing half his cabinet and their agencies...."

If he is serious, he can start by abolishing half his cabinet himself and their agencies all of his czars.

Your post needed a little editing.
19 posted on 01/13/2012 7:03:15 AM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Correct.

It is TIME to DownSize DC! BUT that means “eliminating” entire departments, not making bigger less efficient and less accountable monsters.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 7:04:26 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

This will end up being more of McConnell and Boehner playing defense in response to obama’s actions. Barry just keeps leading them by nose from one crisis to the next. The GOP in Congress will continue backpedaling toward Nov. 2012. What disgusting cowards in the GOP “leadership”.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 7:21:28 AM PST by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lodi90; musicman

22 posted on 01/13/2012 7:30:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

It’s a dictatorship in the making. Will our “representatives” agree to this simply because the name Ronald Reagan has been invoked?


23 posted on 01/13/2012 7:48:54 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW; All


Help End The Obama Era In 2012
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


24 posted on 01/13/2012 7:48:56 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: arasina

I actually expect them to.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 7:50:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: musicman

Completely appropriate! Good one!


26 posted on 01/13/2012 7:51:21 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

” - - - President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power - - - “

Why is this news? Is this not more of the hoepey-dopey “change” that ol’ “You Lie” Obama has always done? Let us examine THE OBAMANATION Record:

Step # 1: REGULATE (Multiple stabs in the back to wound and weaken the enemy).

Step # 2: CONTROL (Subdue the enemy, and hold him to the ground until all movement has stopped, except for fearful breathing, of course).

Step # 3. DESTROY (EAT YOUR ENEMY ALIVE WHILE HE SCREAMS IN TERROR).

Thanks to Dottering Dodd, Sub-Prime Barney and Dangerous Durbin, REGULATE is now the law of the land. Step # 1 is complete.

Bolshevik Chairman Obama is now advancing to increase his lying power to control. Since he has gone public with his plan to “consolidate,” he probably has already done so.

The Bipartisan Cave-In Twins, (Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell and This-time-I-really-really-REALLY-won’t-Cave-in-again Boehner), are just a minor distraction for Princess Nancy, Reid-in-the-wind, and the MSM cheering squad who own the mighty THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION.

BTW, who has more power to destroy, THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION, or THE NINE SUPREMES?

BTW, BTW, judging from “You Lie’s” track record as the most incompetent, inexperienced occupant of the White House, I’d say Bolshevik Chairman Obama trumps, (no pun intended), them both!

BTW, BTW, BTW, sorry I forgot to mention the Obama regression into Step # 3. So here is a future enactment of the DESTROY event:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, - - -, quiet please - - -. Thank you. WELCOME to the now completed OBAMANATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for the Narcissist thundering applause that I seem to need more than that other dictators, except perhaps a certain family in our sister country of North Korea.

May I have your attention pleeeeeeeease - - - - ? For the Debtocrats, please begin to move to my left, (( that is not really possible)), toward the feasting table on the first Tuesday in November.

Thank Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! No applause, please, as I still have to play this silly Campaign game in my marchin’ shoes!

Thank you anyway. No - - - . Please stop. Your are to kind. Please stop applauding. Folks, I gotta tell yuh, if you don’t stop, I’m going to start blushing!

Thank you all for voting so early and so often for me in the various former States near your Government financed housing structures. Thank you, thank you. Thank you, so much.

Everybody else please get in the “Feast Food to be Served Line” to my very far right.

You know who you are by the Star sewn on your clothing, which was cut from the now retired American Flags by Acorn Volunteers. The OWS from across the many Obamavilles here in the new USSA, have, since the Republican Convention in Tampa, been tearing down these hideous reminders of wrong track America and have brought the flags to us here in The District of Corruption. Big hand everybody! Thank you!!!

Stop! The head of the line MUST be reserved for the failed Republican Nominee for my Office of Complete Dictatorship. Thank you.

No - - - McConnell and Boenher!!!!! No sneaking into the back of the line! After all, I couldn’t have won this election without your magnificent Bipartisan Cave-Ins!

That’s it, stand right behind the JPM’s Jamie Dimon. Picture time - - - say cheese!”


27 posted on 01/13/2012 7:54:53 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Wonder how many Van Jones types would lead departments?.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 8:54:37 AM PST by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vaduz

There’s a thought. “Merging” agencies would mean new heads appointed but the Marxist.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 9:08:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701

I was only asking for a good faith start, not a solution. Of course for a solution, he would have to take Congress with him.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 4:05:10 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson