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Posted on 01/28/2014 7:46:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
President Obama has warmed up to using executive authority, and when he believes he has the authority to make progress without action by Congress, he will do it, White House adviser John Podesta told NPR Tuesday morning. [ ]
Theres a lot that he has the authority to do thats vested in him under the laws of the United States and his constitutional powers, and I think that hes looking forward to a year of action, and I think hes looking forward to tonight (when he gives the State of the Union speech) as a breakthrough year where he can lay out some of these practical, concrete ideas that will get people on board a stable economic footing and see their wages going up for the first time in a long time, said Podesta.
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This will push the country over the edge.
Podesta: Obamas Warmed Up to Executive Action; Will Use It for Climate Change and Energy Transformation Agenda
Not gonna happen, but if Congress were at all responsible they would.
Americans need to be reminded that this will make everything very expensive for them. Especially heating their homes.
We need a 3rd party in this country ASAP. We are living under a one party system where one party does anything it wants completely unopposed. We have the Democrat party and the Democrat lite party which has put us on the high speed lane to tyranny.
Leftist insanity. But they have the kids fooled.
whew.. good thing we didn’t elect Romney.
If he has twenty or thirty spare degrees I could use them right now.
I suspect it will happen fairly soon.
Unfortunately it may take a very long time before it makes a significant change in election outcomes.
I could see 2016 looking like this:
Similar numbers to 1992.
Anything based on “climate change” is executive fiat for raising taxes, of course.
IMO, that means that to help those who have NOT prepared for retirement, they will take $$$ from those who HAVE prepared for retirement and force “sharing.”
To which my leftist friends always reply, “Bush did the same thing with all his ‘signing statements’.
If Rand Paul or Ted Cruz ever becomes prez, I hope the first thing he does is resceind ALL GW’s and BO’s EO’s and SS’s. And vow to not use them any more.
As far as climate change is concerned, this would most likely happen through EPA regulations. But the EPA is ultimately answerable to Congress, right? Or are we in a brave new world in which orders come down from on high, EPA decides to fight global warming by hamstringing power plants, for example?? And then the GOP in Congress will be impotent to do anything about such regulation?
Probably a new tax/fee on 401ks in the private sector to prop up failed pensions on the public sector.
It means you don’t have to worry about Social Security any more because you’ll have to work two part-time jobs for the rest of your life to pay your rent.
Bring back American jobs.
It is so simple. Jobs. Neither party is doing one single thing to help working Americans.
Don’t give out hand-outs.
We need real, jobs. Jobs. Wake up Republicans. Stand up before the democrats do.
The EPA is not accountable to Congress and never has been. Furthermore, it was created by an executive order issued by Nixon and not by legislation.
It means the government will take over individual/private retirement accounts to “ensure they are safe and secure.”
It means the creation of a new retirement savings plan for low-wage workers which will allow them to build up savings in Treasuries to later convert into a traditional IRA.
The ObamaBux Socialist Saving Plan!
They did it in Argentina a few years ago. They seized private retirement accounts "for the good of all".
Yeah but it also comes down to money and getting the word out to people, convincing them how incredibly dangerous this all is - getting them to realize the absolute hell it is to live under a totalitarian state. Plus getting a candidate that could debate his ass off, just bury these Marxist scmbags like grass, yes a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen. Plus we would have to deal with the Democrat/Democrat lite party doing everything they possibly could to sabotage it. It going to be one long haul, I just hope we get somewhere before it’s too late. It may be too late already. I don’t care what anyone says: There is no way in hell this terror supporting Marxist sleaze bag won the last election legitimately. I lived in New York city at the time which is like the capital of liberalism on the east coast, I didn’t know ONE lib who said they were voting for him again. They KNEW he was a massive F up.
That’s what I was thinking too.
Looking for another way (like Solyndra) to recycle taxpayer money back into the Democrat Party coffers. Chicago Style politics.
Tell that to most Americans who are dealing with extreme cold!
I have siezed control and will not give it back
Thank You ... Oh yeah ...
The emperor has spoken. So let it be written.
Congress did this to themselves when they created dozens of alphabet agencies and gave them all the power to create “rules” with the weight of law.
2000 pages of "law" ----> 20,000 pages of "as the secretary shall determine".
Retirement Security = requiring your retirement funds to be invested in low-paying Federal bonds. . .
Ve don’t need no steenkin legislative representatives of ze people! Ve vill just take action!
A signing statement is nothing more than the executive documenting his interpretation of that legislation. It has no effect on the actual legislation.
BO isn’t even acting with legislation. It is a world of differenece.
Nationalizing 401k plans, of course.
I was very interested in the early 2000s in drafting an actual proposal to get rid of the EPA, and the short answer to your question is, "it's complicated".
The EPA was created by executive order (Nixon). The Executive Branch is charged with enforcing a whole slew of vague and unconstitutional environmental laws enacted by Congress between 1955 and 1971. The EPA was created (believe it or not)to SIMPLIFY the dozens of agencies and departments that were needed to enforce all these laws prior to 1972.
So, the EPA is not created or authorized by Congress. Its powers are assigned by the President, under his authority to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
The problem is the nature of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Act, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Clean Waters Restoration Act, the Endangered Species Protection Act, and many, many others.
None of these "laws" are laws the way you learned about in civics class. You could read them all day and never understand what you may and may not do, what basis is necessary to charge you with a crime, and what the statutory consequences of breaking the law are.
All of that is left to the President and his officers.
So, the EPA is really kind of a mirage. If Obama or Congress revoked Nixon's executive order creating the EPA tomorrow, all those laws would still be on the books, any President would still be charged with enforcing them, and somewhere in the Executive Branch there would have to be officers to do the enforcing.
As with so many other examples, the erroneous jurisprudence of the 1930s that allowed Congress to delegate "all Legislative powers herein granted" to unelected and unremovable officials has led to tyranny.
And it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Looney tunes. More cash for clunkers.
Sounds like those “laws” are designed to shift legislative power towards the executive branch.
W signed a fair share of EO’s as well.
I don’t know if he signed anywhere near as many as BO has or not.
The Repubs will not speak out. We have already experienced blackouts due to closed coal plants here in SC. Obamas handiwork.
It means nationalizing 401K’s, IRA’s and SEP’s to backfill the over-promised and under-funded Medicare and Social Security with another source of private funds...to buy time while they “promise” funding for the next generation by a “guaranteed” retirement plan. All administered by the benevolent Feds.
Climate change action will be to stop fracking, drilling and increase carbon restrictions. Coal is also dead.
Obama wants us in a Mogidishu-Calcutta-Mexico City-like standard of living, with rationed healthcare and no economic growth.
He is a raving lunatic Marxist funded by the Global Marxist, Soros and his puppet, Podesta.
Someone should point out for each thing Obama promises to do by executive order, that he claims will “end suffering”, that apparently Obama has been letting that suffering go on for 5 years.
I mean, if he can use executive orders to fix it, he could have done that 5 years ago, so it is HIS fault that these people suffered for 5 years.
Worse, for 2 years he had democratic majorities in the house and senate, and for short periods of time he had a filibuster-proof majority, and for much of the time he had at least one republican senator willing to join him.
So the entire democratic party is to blame for whatever suffering has happened over the past 5 years that he now claims he can fix.
Of course, people always fall for this “passage of time” stuff. That’s how our Attorney General can vote YES for a ban on gay marriage, and then 7 years later win an AG election and say he won’t defend the law he voted for because it is unconstitutional, without being laughed at.
I mean, if it is unconstitutional, it was unconstitutional last decade when he voted for it. So, why did he vote for an unconstitutional measure? The constitution has not changed in the past 8 years, so how could something that was constitutional then be unconstitutional now?
Like Obama — how could using an executive order now be constitutional and legal but not so last year when he said he couldn’t do it because he had to follow the law?
Supposedly, because of republican “obstructionism”, even though he could get half of what he wanted through congress with republicans because they are not really conservative.
The reason Obama gets nothing done is because the democrats do not WANT to pass compromise legislation, they want to pretend the republicans won’t support anything so they can then argue that they have to break the laws to save people.
The sad thing is, nobody will stop him.
We will not recover from this.
True, but W’s EO’s were actual executive orders that were directed at the folks that were part of the federal executive branch. EO’s have always been used to direct operations for the executive branch.
Now they are orders directed at you and me! That is a world of difference....
He’s going to dare Congress to Impeach him. Audacity.....
If we have to pay for the EO, how does that not affect us?