Skip to comments.Live Thread: Obama On Television Asking for Sweeping Authority For Executive Branch
Posted on 01/13/2012 8:50:24 AM PST by truthkeeper
I am trying to work and listen at the same time, but is anybody else hearing this??
Obama is asking Congress to reinstate his Executive authority to streamline six agencies into one, so he could "help businesses grow, save businesses time, save businesses money."
He's making it sound like the best thing since sliced bread. News media is eating it up.
"Reform and remake our government so that it works. This should not be a partisan issue."
If Obama wants to streamline, how about he gets rid of his unconstitutional czars?
Or how about his wife have the same amount of staff as other FLOTUS’s have had?
—The government desperately needs streamlining, made smaller and pruned to the quick;however, this process must not be done by the socialist President we have now.—
Don’t worry. It won’t be.
Amen sister, Amen!
“IMHO why have a war?
I would lose no sleep what so ever if the north east and the west coast went on their merry way and they can have bozo, Romney , illegals , homosexuals, cross dressers, etc”
A simple explanation of why that won’t happen:
Those who represent “the traditional America” would be quite content to peacefully separate themselves from the left (and those portions of America that will forever “remain left”), re-segregate themselves into a new conservative nation (or perhaps more than one nation), and to “go their own way”. To the left, conservatives would say, “we’ll live our way and leave you alone, if you’ll do the same towards us”. Sounds rational enough, eh?
It is the liberals and the left that will NEVER agree to or allow this to happen. So long as they have a measure of control over the nation’s institutions, law enforcement and military, they will use the full force of that institutional power (including police, paramilitary, and full military power) to prevent it and to compel conservatives to live under the hell they have created for us.
There may or may not be a “second separation” coming in America’s future. I am not advocating one with this reply. But one thing is clear to me: that if that separation does come, it won’t be a peaceful one.
Just like the first one....
All we need is the Night of the Long Knives and Obama would have in his mind the start of his power. He is dillusional and fails to understand that the US is not in the same position as Germany was when Hiter took over.
So why isn’t someone on our side holding a press onference stating that no, we will not give this incompetent Marxist unchecked power? He has done enough damage already and we need to get him out of power - not give him more.
The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nations workers....with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.
.... the Commerce Department works to strengthen the international economic position of the United States and facilitates global trade by opening up new markets for U.S. goods and services....
Cutting-edge science and technology at the department fosters innovation, and a focus on research and development that moves quickly from the lab to the marketplace ....
The Commerce Department is singularly focused on making U.S. companies more innovative at home and more competitive abroad, so they can create jobs.
The Commerce Department also provides....critical weather monitoring, weather forecasts and resource preservation, protects not only public safety and security but also our oceans, coasts and marine life while assisting their economic development.
Other essential operations conducted by the Commerce Department include the constitutionally mandated decennial census, which serves as the basis of Americas representative democracy.
The Secretary of Commerce leads the departments efforts, overseeing a $7.5 billion budget and nearly 47,000 employees worldwide.
agree with every word of that and thank you for a good , well written post.
Not quite. Presidents had this ability for 50+ years, through Reagan's first term. Then the Dems took it away from him in '84, and no president has had the power since. And this president should not be given this power, either. He is too irresponsible (or insert your favored descriptive term here).
Are you sure that’s not Joseph Smith? He’s doing it to the Romulans too.
If Obama announced the suspension of elections, the White House would be surrounded by tanks in 5 minutes.
It’s consistent with liberal thinking that consolidating anything government including the federal government itself - into bigger government- makes things more efficient.
It’s absurd of course, as we all know. It’s even absurd with businesses most of the time as we can see the historical cycle of conglomerates absorbing businesses left and right. Then they get into trouble as they are unmanageable, then we see spin-offs years later - AFTER- the new CEO is bought in like Meg Whitman, Louis Gerstner back in the 90’s at IBM...
Investors in the smaller companies often love it because they get a quick “pop” on their investment. Wall Street loves it as M&A generates investment banking fees and fuels a frenzy of more M&A...
I believe in the unfettered right for companies to merge if they want and detest the nonsense of requiring gov approval for them. Yet very few of these consolidations work out in the long term.
Of course this is MORE TRUE when you’re talking government agencies run by bureaucrats.
You will hear this verbatim in a few days from the pundits on Fox.
He’s cutting all the good stuff — the institutions supporting the Rule of Law.
Remember what William Ayers said. 25 million killed would be exceptable number for the revolution to work.. And he was Obamas mentor. Just saying.
“Yes, the constitution is very specific. It is also very specific about eligibility, but, there he is...”
You took the words right out of my mouth.
You have to hear it the way the average Joe is hearing it. O is making it sound as though this is his way of cutting government. The average person believes this.