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Podesta: Obama’s “Warmed Up” to Executive Action; Will Use It for “Climate Change”…
Cybercast News Service ^ | January 28, 2014 - 9:27 AM | Susan Jones

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. […]

“There’s a lot that he has the authority to do that’s vested in him under the laws of the United States and his constitutional powers, and I think that he’s looking forward to a year of action, and I think he’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aduplicate; climatechangefraud; climatechangehoax; globalwarminghoax; obama; obamaclimatechange; podesta
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Podesta: Obama’s “Warmed Up” to Executive Action; Will Use It for “Climate Change and Energy Transformation Agenda”
This will push the country over the edge.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 7:46:48 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Congress needs to tie Bammy's hands.

Not gonna happen, but if Congress were at all responsible they would.

2 posted on 01/28/2014 7:48:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Americans need to be reminded that this will make everything very expensive for them. Especially heating their homes.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 7:49:25 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Olog-hai

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.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 7:50:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

Leftist insanity. But they have the kids fooled.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 7:52:30 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: All

whew.. good thing we didn’t elect Romney.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 7:52:32 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Olog-hai
Will Use It for “Climate Change”

If he has twenty or thirty spare degrees I could use them right now.

7 posted on 01/28/2014 7:53:07 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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:

D-45
R-35
T-20

Similar numbers to 1992.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 7:54:37 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai
"And I think you'll see that across a wide range of topics, including retirement security, moving forward on his climate change and energy transformation agenda," said Podesta.

What does THAT mean?
9 posted on 01/28/2014 7:54:40 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: KarlInOhio

Anything based on “climate change” is executive fiat for raising taxes, of course.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 7:54:42 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: LostInBayport

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.”


11 posted on 01/28/2014 7:56:10 AM PST by madison10
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To: Paladin2

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.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 7:56:10 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


13 posted on 01/28/2014 7:59:00 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Paladin2

IMPEACH.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 7:59:05 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Olog-hai
"If Congress Will Not Act, I Will !!"


15 posted on 01/28/2014 7:59:31 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Paladin2

IMPEACH.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 7:59:53 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: LostInBayport

Probably a new tax/fee on 401ks in the private sector to prop up failed pensions on the public sector.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 8:01:08 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 8:01:20 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Olog-hai

Loser.

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.

Jobs.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 8:01:24 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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20 posted on 01/28/2014 8:02:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 8:04:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: LostInBayport

It means the government will take over individual/private retirement accounts to “ensure they are safe and secure.”


22 posted on 01/28/2014 8:05:44 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 8:06:54 AM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

The ObamaBux Socialist Saving Plan!


24 posted on 01/28/2014 8:09:03 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: madison10
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.”

They did it in Argentina a few years ago. They seized private retirement accounts "for the good of all".

25 posted on 01/28/2014 8:10:22 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: nascarnation

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.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 8:11:05 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

That’s what I was thinking too.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 8:11:06 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Olog-hai

Looking for another way (like Solyndra) to recycle taxpayer money back into the Democrat Party coffers. Chicago Style politics.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 8:12:34 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

Tell that to most Americans who are dealing with extreme cold!


29 posted on 01/28/2014 8:14:47 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: ThunderSleeps
I'm convinced a take over of retirement plans is page 2 of Obamacare.
30 posted on 01/28/2014 8:16:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Olog-hai
Special Announcement Tonight !

I have siezed control and will not give it back

Thank You ... Oh yeah ...

and alahuakbar

31 posted on 01/28/2014 8:18:02 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

32 posted on 01/28/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Olog-hai

The emperor has spoken. So let it be written.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 8:22:41 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Paladin2

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.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 8:23:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yep.

2000 pages of "law" ----> 20,000 pages of "as the secretary shall determine".

35 posted on 01/28/2014 8:27:15 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: LostInBayport

Retirement Security = requiring your retirement funds to be invested in low-paying Federal bonds. . .


36 posted on 01/28/2014 8:28:33 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Olog-hai

Ve don’t need no steenkin legislative representatives of ze people! Ve vill just take action!


37 posted on 01/28/2014 8:36:11 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 8:39:20 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: LostInBayport
"including retirement security"....What does THAT mean?

Nationalizing 401k plans, of course.

39 posted on 01/28/2014 8:41:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But the EPA is ultimately answerable to Congress, right?

Great question.

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.

40 posted on 01/28/2014 8:42:42 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Olog-hai

Looney tunes. More cash for clunkers.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Jim Noble

Sounds like those “laws” are designed to shift legislative power towards the executive branch.


42 posted on 01/28/2014 8:55:35 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: CSM

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.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 8:55:59 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: dhs12345

The Repubs will not speak out. We have already experienced blackouts due to closed coal plants here in SC. Obamas handiwork.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 8:56:20 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 9:12:42 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


46 posted on 01/28/2014 9:16:25 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Olog-hai

The sad thing is, nobody will stop him.

We will not recover from this.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 9:20:09 AM PST by Artcore
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To: TurboZamboni

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....


48 posted on 01/28/2014 9:37:49 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s going to dare Congress to Impeach him. Audacity.....


49 posted on 01/28/2014 9:52:42 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: CSM

If we have to pay for the EO, how does that not affect us?


50 posted on 01/28/2014 10:03:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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