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Should Congress give President Obama more power?
Fox News Poll ^ | 13 Jan 2012

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/13/should-congress-give-president-obama-more-power/#ixzz1jMWrtsV3

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; dictator; obama; powergrab
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1 posted on 01/13/2012 10:10:18 AM PST by Exton1
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To: Exton1

Unfortunately, there is not a “hell no” option ..... regular ‘no’ had to do.


2 posted on 01/13/2012 10:12:29 AM PST by MissMagnolia (ObamaCare side effects: headache,delayed treatment, 0 choice,sky-rocketing taxes & premature death)
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To: Exton1

I vote HELL NO!!!!


3 posted on 01/13/2012 10:13:46 AM PST by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer so smart, he doesn't need a TelePrompter to speak. Unlike the AH:-))
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To: Exton1

I vote HELL NO!!!!


4 posted on 01/13/2012 10:13:57 AM PST by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer so smart, he doesn't need a TelePrompter to speak. Unlike the AH:-))
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To: Exton1

NEVER!!!


5 posted on 01/13/2012 10:14:37 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Exton1

What’s next? Appoint him Chancellor for Life?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 10:15:04 AM PST by Brownie63
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To: Exton1
Should Congress give President Obama more power?

No, no they should not.

7 posted on 01/13/2012 10:15:37 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: MissMagnolia

Has FOX gone completely insane?


8 posted on 01/13/2012 10:15:57 AM PST by marty60
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To: Exton1
No they should not. The GOP controlled House should pass their own cuts to agencies like EPA, CPB, etc. and then challenge The Senate Rats and Obama to accept those cuts.
9 posted on 01/13/2012 10:16:37 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Exton1

12.6% not sure?

Hey folks, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice.....


10 posted on 01/13/2012 10:16:42 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Exton1

He’s NOT picking out my wall paper, I don’t care what anyone says!!!


11 posted on 01/13/2012 10:17:54 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Exton1

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.”


12 posted on 01/13/2012 10:17:54 AM PST by reaganator
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To: Exton1

Right now, they should be treating Obama like a lame duck. You don’t give more power to lame ducks.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 10:18:13 AM PST by edge919
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To: Exton1

Dictator for a year like the old Roman Republic? No I don’t think so. How about they pass a budget instead.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 10:18:16 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Exton1

I hope congress is not this stupid but i can’t guarantee it


15 posted on 01/13/2012 10:18:27 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: geologist

Nyet!!


16 posted on 01/13/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Exton1
President Obama wants the power to shrink the size of the federal government.

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).

17 posted on 01/13/2012 10:18:35 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Exton1

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.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 10:19:06 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Exton1

NEVER!


19 posted on 01/13/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Exton1
"President Obama wants the power to shrink the size of the federal government. "

This is a joke right?

20 posted on 01/13/2012 10:21:13 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: Exton1
The NO vote is running at 78.72%

That probably doesn't mean much, considering that McConnell will likely side with Obama. It was McConnell who came up with the idea to give Obama power to raise the debt ceiling.

Of course, the question is written wrong. It questions whether 'the president' or Congress should have the power to remake government.

The question should be whether Obama's wanting to shrink or abolish the job/business agencies and organization should be allowed, while allowing him to expand the socialistic and regulatory agencies and organizations that strangle job/business, should be supported.
21 posted on 01/13/2012 10:21:18 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Exton1

Obama needs to be impeached. Actually WE need Obama impeached.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 10:21:19 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Exton1

Fox News’ DUMBEST poll ever. HELL NO! Why even ask the question? Because there are plenty of dumbasses out there that will answer “yes”.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 10:22:20 AM PST by albie
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To: Exton1

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.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 10:23:38 AM PST by sport
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To: Exton1

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!


25 posted on 01/13/2012 10:24:03 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: reaganator

Nice summation! Thanks


26 posted on 01/13/2012 10:24:12 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: Exton1

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?


27 posted on 01/13/2012 10:24:12 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: formosa

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


28 posted on 01/13/2012 10:24:59 AM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: marty60

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...


29 posted on 01/13/2012 10:25:31 AM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: Exton1

“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.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 10:26:04 AM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Exton1

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!


31 posted on 01/13/2012 10:28:03 AM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: Exton1
President Obama wants the power to shrink the size of the federal government.

He's only interested in shrinking the parts of it he considers disloyal to him. Like the military.

32 posted on 01/13/2012 10:28:25 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Exton1

Give Obama more power 30 seconds before the new Republican President is sworn in next January.


33 posted on 01/13/2012 10:30:59 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Exton1

We should be taking power away from the executive branch...not increasing it. Fox is out of touch with the peope.


34 posted on 01/13/2012 10:32:30 AM PST by First A Patriot
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To: Brownie63

Plus Emperor of the Afterlife.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 10:32:30 AM PST by rod1
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To: Exton1
His first idea is to merge six trade and commerce agencies.

HELL NO!!!

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?

36 posted on 01/13/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Huskrrrr

“12.6% not sure?”

These people are why we are in the mess we are in.


37 posted on 01/13/2012 10:33:45 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: RWGinger

Time to wake up ...

Congress is only as smart as the people who voted for them.


38 posted on 01/13/2012 10:34:33 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Exton1

Merging agencies can be done with a bill like everything else. No need to transfer legislative power.


39 posted on 01/13/2012 10:34:57 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Exton1

Absolutely Not!!!!


40 posted on 01/13/2012 10:35:07 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Exton1
Should Congress give President Obama more 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?

41 posted on 01/13/2012 10:38:02 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Exton1

220, 221 what ever it takes.


42 posted on 01/13/2012 10:39:23 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Exton1

Where’s the button for 200KVA AC?


43 posted on 01/13/2012 10:40:57 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Exton1

No, but they will.

Including the House while it is under Boehner.


44 posted on 01/13/2012 10:40:57 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: TomGuy
The NO vote is running at 78.72%

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...

45 posted on 01/13/2012 10:44:43 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Huskrrrr

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.


46 posted on 01/13/2012 10:45:33 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Exton1
78.86% (34,812 votes) No. Congress should have the power to remake government, not the president.

12.5% (5,516 votes) Not sure. Shrinking government sounds great, I just don't know about giving more power to the presidency.

8.64% (3,816 votes) Yes. I am all in favor of shrinking government any way we can.


47 posted on 01/13/2012 10:46:12 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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But, what about your curtains?

48 posted on 01/13/2012 10:48:02 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Exton1

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.


49 posted on 01/13/2012 10:48:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Lucky9teen

If this dipshit actually knew what kind of screwdriver to have used to mount the brackets, I’d be kind of impressed, I guess....


50 posted on 01/13/2012 10:50:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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