Skip to comments.Should Congress give President Obama more power?
Posted on 01/13/2012 10:10:14 AM PST by Exton1
President Obama wants the power to shrink the size of the federal government. His first idea is to merge six trade and commerce agencies.
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Unfortunately, there is not a “hell no” option ..... regular ‘no’ had to do.
I vote HELL NO!!!!
I vote HELL NO!!!!
What’s next? Appoint him Chancellor for Life?
No, no they should not.
Has FOX gone completely insane?
12.6% not sure?
Hey folks, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice.....
He’s NOT picking out my wall paper, I don’t care what anyone says!!!
Barack Obama is a Socialist Marxist Democrat, any solution that does NOT empower the federal government will not be considered by this man.
Because of this, Congress should be suspect of all things barack Obama endeavors to do.
He must be stopped every step of the way.
The answer is; “You must not have been paying attention for the last 3+ years since you think this question needs to be asked.”
Right now, they should be treating Obama like a lame duck. You don’t give more power to lame ducks.
Dictator for a year like the old Roman Republic? No I don’t think so. How about they pass a budget instead.
I hope congress is not this stupid but i can’t guarantee it
The power to shrink the size of the federal government would be an unused side effect of the power he actually wants. He wants Congress to cede to him powers that are the province of Congress. Eventually, he wants Congress to pass an Enabling Act to allow him to govern by decree for a period of four years.
Then, Nacht und Nebel (Night and Fog).
Does ANYONE think that given the power, rather than SHRINKING the size of the various agencies, that Obama would not just use the authority to CREATE even more bureaus and subagencies?
Never trust the snake to play the snake-charming pipe.
This is a joke right?
Obama needs to be impeached. Actually WE need Obama impeached.
Fox News’ DUMBEST poll ever. HELL NO! Why even ask the question? Because there are plenty of dumbasses out there that will answer “yes”.
Whether they should or not, they have done it.
Since the day he has took office he has done as he damn well pleased. And told Congress if they did not like it, they could kiss his ass. And Congress’ response? Their lips got lockjaw around his ass. To this day.
Obama wants the power....
that’s all you need to know and we’ve known it all along...Get that damn bastard out of the White House!
Nice summation! Thanks
Is this his campaign? I tried to reduce government but congress wouldn’t agree with me and give me the power I needed. It’s his way of trying to pass the buck and dodge the blame of his destructive attack of our rights and economy?
Not sure. Shrinking government sounds great, I just don’t know about giving more power to the presidency. 12.54% (5,192 votes)
No. Congress should have the power to remake government, not the president. 78.75% (32,605 votes)
Yes. I am all in favor of shrinking government any way we can. 8.71% (3,607 votes)
Total Votes: 41,404
Has FOX gone completely insane?
I have been wondering that myself for some time now. Maybe Glenn Beck knew what was coming down the pipe...
“Obama said. “Let me be clear, I will only use this authority for reforms that result in more efficiency, better service and leaner government.”
MORE EFFICIENCY? LEANER GOVT? LIKE OBAMACARE ???
“Under the proposal, six major trade and commerce agencies with overlapping programs would be merged. The Commerce Department would be among those that would cease to exist.”
NO, NO and NO Again! Consolidating Govt Agencies is a move to insure that we NEVER GET RID OF THEM!
Keep them where they are, a never ending, Glaring multiplicity of Eyesores and Pray for a conservative Administration to, at Some Point, start dismantling them.
If we allow these Agencies to conglomerate, we’ll be allowing them far More power to resist being closed down.
What the heck are they smoking? HELL NO. Zero is pure EVIL.
No doubt he’d eliminate all the decent agencies and outsource to his Union thugs!
He's only interested in shrinking the parts of it he considers disloyal to him. Like the military.
Give Obama more power 30 seconds before the new Republican President is sworn in next January.
We should be taking power away from the executive branch...not increasing it. Fox is out of touch with the peope.
Plus Emperor of the Afterlife.
If the Republicans screw this one up too... !
The radical Socialist juggernaut moves on to try to control all commerce, means of production and supplies of critical goods, foreign and domestic.
How about consolidating all environmental agencies (including the so-called Corpse of Engineers) with a 75% reduction in cumulative budget And no lawmaking or rule making powers (That's congress' job!)
How about consolidting all the hundreds of welfare agencies and sub agencies also with no rule making and law making powers? That's also Congress' job!
How about limiting welfare of all kinds to citizens and legal permanent residents who adhered to all existing immigration laws?
“12.6% not sure?”
These people are why we are in the mess we are in.
Time to wake up ...
Congress is only as smart as the people who voted for them.
Merging agencies can be done with a bill like everything else. No need to transfer legislative power.
This is basically asking:
If I'm going to commit suicide by putting a gun to my head, should I use a Springfield 1911 or a Colt .45?
220, 221 what ever it takes.
Where’s the button for 200KVA AC?
No, but they will.
Including the House while it is under Boehner.
Let's examine this.
If half the voters pay no income taxes, a good percentge of them are finally realizing that a) there is no money fairy, and b) The road to serfdom ain't looking so good...
It’s Ron Paul’s fault. This is the kind of thing that happens when someone takes the “anything it takes” approach and leads it the cheap way. It’s because of a blind and stubborn interest on “I am all in favor of shrinking government” without even looking at reality.
This is all 2012 Election Kabuki Theatre. What Congress (the House of Representatives) should do is to remove some of the reponsibility on Imam Obama in reducing costs. They should do this by drastically cutting his effing budget to the point where he will have to decimate his murderous expansion of government to the point of actually friggin reducing its scope! He has no right to decide. Cut his money and all will be taken care of.
If this dipshit actually knew what kind of screwdriver to have used to mount the brackets, I’d be kind of impressed, I guess....