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Obama weighing executive actions on housing, gays and other issues
Washington Post ^ | 2/10/13 | Zachary A. Goldfarb

Posted on 02/10/2013 7:16:06 PM PST by Libloather

President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues.

**SNIP**

The administration declined to provide details on timing of the possible actions; one White House official said the moves to boost housing, retrofit buildings, offer same-sex protections or issue new environmental rules were not imminent. Obama may touch on some of the actions in broad terms during his State of the Union address Tuesday, but he is unlikely to lay them out in detail.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; bhoeo; executive; gays; homosexualagenda; housing; obama
Is there really a need for Congress any more?
1 posted on 02/10/2013 7:16:14 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Bow Down to the King.....(FU BO)


2 posted on 02/10/2013 7:18:04 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Libloather

Excuse me....but doesn’t the House pass any funding bills? Is The First Marxist going to pay for all those foreclosures from his campaign stash? He certainly can’t write the checks from the U.S. Treasury....unless the toothless, worthless GOP cowards in the House roll over again.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 7:19:22 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather
You stupid, weak-kneed, linguini-spined, cowardly GOP---STOP HIM!!! STOP THIS DICTATOR-IN-THE-MAKING TODAY!! NOW!
4 posted on 02/10/2013 7:19:38 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Libloather

Y’know. The ‘important stuff’. JOBS and the economy don’t exist. The global caliphate of fagdom is important.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 7:22:18 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Libloather

Yet more Fuhrer directives....


6 posted on 02/10/2013 7:22:20 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Libloather
working around a recalcitrant Congress

We used to think that having three branches of government was a good thing -- but Obama has shown us how foolish we were. So let it be written. So let it be done.

7 posted on 02/10/2013 7:28:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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It’s high time that the conservatives in Congress and the other elected representatives honor their oathes by drawing a red line on the steps of the White House defending the Constitution.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 7:30:15 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Take note of all of the collectivist changes that we have been experiencing. When is Enough ENOUGH?)
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It’s high time that the conservatives in Congress and the other elected representatives honor their oathes by drawing a red line on the steps of the White House defending the Constitution.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 7:33:26 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Take note of all of the collectivist changes that we have been experiencing. When is Enough ENOUGH?)
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To: Libloather

Why is there a run on guns and ammunition?


10 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:09 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Libloather
allow struggling homeowners Democrats to refinance their mortgages.

The only loans that will be affected will be GSE loans through Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac which means -low income borrowers. That means Democrats. that means they're taking from Republicans and giving to Democrats.

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992.[15] The Act amended the charter of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect Congress' view that the GSEs "... have an affirmative obligation to facilitate the financing of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in a manner consistent with their overall public purposes, while maintaining a strong financial condition and a reasonable economic return;"[16] For the first time, the GSEs were required to meet "affordable housing goals" set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and approved by Congress. The initial annual goal for low-income and moderate-income mortgage purchases for each GSE was 30% of the total number of dwelling units financed by mortgage purchases[17] and increased to 55% by 2007.

In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the CRA of 1977.[18] Additionally, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans.[18]

11 posted on 02/10/2013 7:38:03 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Libloather

des·pot·ism (dsp-tzm)
n.
1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
2. The actions of a despot; tyranny.
3.
a. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power: “Kerensky has a place in history, of a brief interlude between despotisms” (William Safire).
b. A state so ruled.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 7:38:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Libloather
As my new tagline says, The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.
13 posted on 02/10/2013 7:41:43 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GenXteacher

Yeah, they’re not executive orders...they’re royal decrees.
Congress better grow a pair and quick.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 7:41:56 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Libloather

What kind of weird congress would pass legislation giving such wide latitude to the executive branch? That’s a dereliction of duty.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 7:42:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Libloather

SOMEBODY STOP THIS SOB M-F.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 7:43:25 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Libloather
Would someone please tell me what the role of the Executive Branch is these days? So much for division of powers and checks and balances. One man, and a bunch of unelected cronies, strong arming their way to get what they want in the Supreme Court, bypassing Congress, ruling by decree, chastising anyone from the other branches of government that don't do their bidding, going after private firms that give honest assessments of the economic disaster they created (i.e. Standard and Poor’s).

What exactly makes Obama different than Chavez?

17 posted on 02/10/2013 7:45:35 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: WXRGina

Agreed. We can’t see the trees of tyranny for the forest of dependency.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 7:47:55 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Libloather
RE :”provide new protections for gays and lesbians,”

??? Protections? How about requiring by law gay men inform other gay men of their HIV status before sex (term loosely used)?

He's the symbolist POTUS. He cares, that's all that counts.

19 posted on 02/10/2013 7:48:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Libloather

Going full Cloward–Piven Marxist on us.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 7:49:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Thorliveshere

What is this Congress supposed Congress do? He just won an election had the media in his pocket and he’s pushing the envelope of executive privilege. The o ly thing Congress can do is take him to court where some of this will get o returned. This constant Congress bashing on FR is stale. Tha fault lies with the American voter. The DNC was a gay fest abortionpalooza. We get what we deserve.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 7:50:18 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: andyk

Now that is a potential tagline!


22 posted on 02/10/2013 7:54:25 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Blackirish

It doesn’t even matter if the court overturns things. Like Levin said, we have several ILLEGITIMATE MEMBERS on the Labor Relations Board. They have been put there UNCONSTITUTIONALLY.

If we take the senate in 2014, we can impeach him, send Barack Noriega down the river, into a nice jail cell.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 8:08:14 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: andyk
Agreed. We can’t see the trees of tyranny for the forest of dependency.

And, on our side, we're battling a forest of despondency.

24 posted on 02/10/2013 8:09:24 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: txrefugee

He writes checks, recipients cash them.
He’s discovered it’s not his problem where the money comes from.
So long as the House doesn’t decide to bounce his checks, he’s golden.
And they won’t, because the repercussions wi be on them.
Can kicked.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 8:19:57 PM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: Viennacon
If we take the senate in 2014, we can impeach him, send Barack Noriega down the river, into a nice jail cell.

Even if the GOP should win a majority the Senate in 2014, how, exactly, do you plan to get 67 votes for impeachment?

27 posted on 02/10/2013 8:25:54 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Enough is ENOUGH

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28 posted on 02/10/2013 8:26:59 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Take note of all of the collectivist changes that we have been experiencing. When is Enough ENOUGH?)
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To: okie01

We would have to make it impossible for the DemonRats to unanimously vote in his favor. We’d have to make the case so damning, it was Nixonian. Remember, 2nd terms are often filled with scandal, and with someone as bad as Zero, he’s going to have trouble avoiding the pitfalls of the coming years. Now we just have to make sure the media can’t cover it up.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 8:35:02 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Libloather

make buildings more energy-efficient” - now how does he do that? Regulations. What are the odds this one will affect all of us? When we go to sell our homes, will we get some energy efficient rating, have to meet some standard, get penalized, pay some tax???

Can he just stop trying to destroy what little freedom we have left?


30 posted on 02/10/2013 8:53:34 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Libloather
Is there really a need for Congress any more?

Apparently The Won doesn't think so.

31 posted on 02/10/2013 9:10:32 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Viennacon
We would have to make it impossible for the DemonRats to unanimously vote in his favor.

Recall that, even when confronted with what amounted to an open and shut case of felony perjury (in a federal court, no less), not one Democrat voted to convict Der Schlickmeister.

Even Robert Byrd admitted that the charges "rose to the level of 'high crimes and misdemeanors'".

Yet, no Democrat would rise to defend the Constitution.

Given another bare GOP majority in the Senate (say, 51), I cannot imagine 16 Democrat senators voting to convict Obama of what are bound to be more amorphous charges.

I'm not saying it won't happen. But I am saying the odds are so long that nobody should waste any time even dreaming about such an outcome. We're stuck with The One for another four years and we'd best be using our energies to combat that reality.

32 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:59 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
What exactly makes Obama different than Chavez?

Obama is breathing?

33 posted on 02/10/2013 9:40:42 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Libloather

“I have spoken. Let it be writ. Let it be done.” BHO II, the guy who had his lunch money taken regularly.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 10:03:19 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: txrefugee

“...unless the toothless, worthless GOP cowards in the House roll over again.”

I’m wondering...the Dems are much better at playing dirty and gathering data. Do they have pictures of a majority of the House republicans with dead girls and/or live boys?


35 posted on 02/10/2013 10:06:14 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Libloather

Welcome to Somalia. That is the new USA style, pirates and decrees.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 10:43:43 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Libloather

President William Henry Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1841:

“The great danger to our institutions does...appear to me to be...the accumulation in one of the departments of that which was assigned to others.

Limited as are the powers which have been granted, still enough have been granted to constitute a despotism if concentrated in one of the departments....particularly...the Executive...

The tendency of power to increase itself, particularly when exercised by a single individual...would terminate in virtual monarchy...”

Harrison continued:

“Republics can commit no greater error than to...continue any feature in their...government which may...increase the love of power in the bosoms of those to whom necessity obliges them to commit the management of their affairs...

When this corrupting passion once takes possession of the human mind, like the love of gold it becomes insatiable. It is the never-dying worm in his bosom, grows with his growth and strengthens with the declining years of its victim...

It is the part of wisdom for a republic to limit the service of that officer...to whom she has intrusted the management of her foreign relations, the execution of her laws, and the command of her armies and navies to a period so short as to prevent his forgetting that he is the accountable agent, not the principle; the servant, not the master...”

Harrison warned:

“The great dread...seems to have been that the reserved powers of the States would be absorbed by...the Federal Government and a consolidated power established, leaving to the States the shadow only of that independent action for which they had so zealously contended...

There is still an undercurrent at work by which, if not seasonably checked, the worst apprehensions of our anti-federal patriots will be realized...

Not only will the State authorities be overshadowed by the great increase of power in the Executive department...but the character of that Government, if not its designation, be essentially and radically changed.

This state of things has been in part effected by...the never-failing tendency of political power to increase itself....”

Harrison warned if the President controlled the Treasury:

“It is not by the extent of its patronage alone that the Executive department has become dangerous, but by the use which it appears may be made of the appointing power to bring under its control the whole revenues of the country....

There was wanting no other addition to the powers of our Chief Magistrate to stamp monarchical character on our Government but the control of the public finances...

The first Roman Emperor, in his attempt to seize the sacred treasure, silenced the opposition of the officer to whose charge it had been committed by a significant allusion to his sword...

I know the importance...to the divorce...the Treasury from the banking institutions...

It was certainly a great error in the framers of the Constitution not to have made...the head of the Treasury Department entirely independent of the Executive....

A decent and manly examination of the acts of the Government should be not only tolerated, but encouraged...”

Harrison warned of “class warfare”:

“As long as the love of power is a dominant passion of the human bosom, and as long as the understanding of men can be warped and their affections changed by operations upon their passions and prejudices, so long will the liberties of a people depend on their constant attention to its preservation.

The danger to all well-established free governments arises from the unwillingness of the people to believe in...the influence of designing men...

This is the old trick of those who would usurp the government of their country. In the name of democracy they speak, warning the people against the influence of wealth and the danger of aristocracy.

History, ancient and modern, is full of such examples.

Caesar became the master of the Roman people and the senate under the pretense of supporting the democratic claims of the former against the aristocracy of the latter;

Cromwell, in the character of the protector of the liberties of the people, became the dictator of England,

and Bolivar possessed himself of unlimited power with the title of his country’s liberator...

The tendencies of all such governments in their decline is to monarchy, and the antagonist principle to liberty there is the spirit of faction - a spirit which assumes the character and in times of great excitement imposes itself upon the people as the genuine spirit of freedom,

and, like the false Christs whose coming was foretold by the Savior, seeks to, and were it possible would, impose upon the true and most faithful disciples of liberty.

It is in periods like this that it behooves the people to be most watchful of those to whom they have intrusted power...”

Harrison compared “spirit of liberty” with a “spirit of party” faction:

“There is at times much difficulty in distinguishing the false from the true spirit, a calm investigation will detect the counterfeit...

The true spirit of liberty...is mild and tolerant and scrupulous...

whilst the spirit of party, assuming to be that of liberty, is harsh, vindictive, and intolerant, and totally reckless as to the character of the allies which it brings to the aid of its cause...

The reign of an intolerant spirit of party amongst a free people seldom fails to result in a dangerous accession to the Executive power introduced and established amidst unusual professions of devotion to democracy.”

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs155/1108762609255/archive/1112417103181.html


37 posted on 02/10/2013 10:55:55 PM PST by EternalVigilance (God rules, without remorse.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
What exactly makes Obama different than Chavez?

The difference is" He's taller and black. The difference ends there.

38 posted on 02/11/2013 4:54:27 AM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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