Skip to comments.Friday night news dump: Obama bypasses Congress, funds Palestinian Authority
Posted on 04/28/2012 6:33:56 PM PDT by opentalk
Isnt it funny what you can find out on Friday evening about what our executive branch does?
For instance, Agence France-Presse reported last night that Barack Obama bypassed Congress to send $192 million to the Palestinian Authority, claiming that national security required the US to put money into Mahmoud Abbas pocket:
President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be important to the security interests of the United States. A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September.Congress deliberately froze those funds, and not just because of the statehood demand through UNESCO. Hamas, a terrorist organization, reconciled with Fatah and has rejoined the PA, which means were putting almost $200 million into the hands of a terrorist organization.
But in a memo sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, published by the White House, the president said it was appropriate to release funds to the authority, which administers the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In signing the waiver, Obama instructed Clinton to inform Congress of the move, on the grounds that waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States.
The language of the Palestinian Accountability Act could not be clearer: [N]o funds available to any United States Government department or agency
may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority. Obama literally waived that statutory language off yesterday afternoon.
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Obama says, bend over Boehner.
No - see post #10. It’s only Dems - the liberal media and loud-mouthed leftists crucify any Republican (sorry), even when he tries doing things the right way.
Add it to the articles of impeachment.
It is important for our national security interests to get this man out of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.
Next it will be Mitt sends money to Utah.
He’s a Mormon. Everything else is for show.
Obama(care) learnt from Romney(care) - Romney Learns from Obama.
Obama: I started the destruction
Romney: But it’s ‘my turn’ to finish it.
Romney. Romney. Has anyone seen Myth? Bueller.
“Obama bypasses Congress and names himself Dictator in Chief and sends even more taxpayer money to his various and sundry friends?”
Our tax dollars are going to LaRaza and Kenya as well, so this no shocking discovery.
The New Black Pampers skated on the 2008 voter intimidation case and the George Zimmerman bounty crimes.
See my tagline.
We have to blast their phone lines - response vm is full, try your call later all lines are busy (off the hook) and email account response- ‘thank you for your interest, we are looking into it’.
If nothing else, it interferes with the flow.
1). Amnesty for undocumented immigrants through the pardon power. The only question is will this happen before or after the election?
2). Reparations. Likely will happen in the second term. Once he announces will Congress dare not fund at the risk of riots in every major city?
3). Unilateral nuclear disarmament. He one day orders the military to destroy all nuclear weapons. Short of impeachment, what will stop him?
4). Presidential order forgiving all government student loans. Likely to happen weeks before the election to energize the youth vote as well as the votes of parents. What’s to stop hiim?
5). Bailouts of bankrupt liberal states — California, Illinois, Michigan, Massachussets. Use left over TARP funds to start the process with one state. Once the precedent is set will Congress deny bailouts to other states?
6). Nationalization of the oil and pharmaceutical industries. He can likely do pharmaceuticals through Obamacare if it is upheld. Once successfully accomplished with pharma he goes after oil through decree.
7). Government mandated unionization of private sector companies with DOL and NLRB coordinating with unions to organize target firms.
8). Regulation of talk radio and Internet speech during second term.
9). EPA shutdown of all coal fired electrical plants.
10). Mandate national service. Combine Americorps, Job Corps, and other service organizations to form a national service organization he controls. It may be done under the guise of job creation. This monster bureaucracy will be a giant community organizing agency and political police force.
11). Declaring a national emergency and suspending the writ of habeus corpus. Order Congress to recess. Call a new constitutional convention to write a modern governing document.
This is a great election year issue. We need to use it.
Remember all those campaign contributions from Gaza?
...Another question involves the unprecedented contributions made to Obamas 2008 presidential campaign.
The amount is somewhere between $650 to $750 million, depending on the source, and a lot of that money reportedly originated from outside of this country. Is this what the founders intended? What strings came with such contributions?
not his money but ...from his Muslim outreach to Egypt, Libya moves, there are no boundaries. He seems to be accelerating the handouts to ME, still many months before the election
Tell that to those who now say they won’t vote for President. I agree with you, and while I am not at all happy with Mittens, if we don’t do everything we can to get this illegal, America-hàting Islamist who is hell-bent on destroying the U.S. and Israel out, we’re done. This WH occupier is like no other and he MUST BE STOPPED.
This is one more example of why just having Republican control of House and Senate won’t be enough to deter THIS President.