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Obama’s power play (Deeper and broader than you think)
The Politico ^ | January 31, 2014 | Stephanie Simon

Posted on 01/31/2014 11:57:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods.

Four blocks from the White House, in an EPA conference room: more bureaucrats, more meetings, more drafting of rules, these aimed at forcing industrialists to spend billions cutting carbon to fend off global warming.

Congress? Who needs Congress?

Americans heard President Barack Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own. What they didn’t hear: just how far he’s actually pushing his executive authority.

An in-depth examination of the administration’s actions and plans, agency by agency, regulation by regulation, reveals an executive power play that’s broad and bold — and intensely ambitious. Far more than he let on in the State of the Union, the president has marshaled the tools of his office to advance policies, many unabashedly liberal, that push deep into everyday life for tens of millions of Americans.

He wants to change how power plants operate. And what we buy for lunch. How we travel to work. And how our kids learn math. How our gasoline is formulated. How we light our aquariums.

Already, the president’s team has enacted 300 economically significant regulations, far more than Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan did in comparable periods...

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: banglist; bureaucrats; dhs; epa; executiveorders; fascism; fda; globalwarminghoax; kenyanbornmuzzie; maryland; nannystate; nsa; obama; obamadictator; obamasotu; opec; regulations; tyranny

1 posted on 01/31/2014 11:57:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Command economy and the five-year plan, comrade.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 12:00:32 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boner keeps defending Obama
and there are STILL no articles of impeachment
no meaningful Congressional investigations of wrongdoings
and
no exercise of the Congress’ power of the purse.

as long as Boner remains Obama’s Defensive Lineman,
we are stuck with getting The Shaft.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 12:02:31 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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4 posted on 01/31/2014 12:05:23 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually you have to blame Congress, who started delegating their authority to unelected bureaucrats four decades ago to evade the responsibility.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 12:07:26 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Actually you have to blame Congress, who started delegating their authority to unelected bureaucrats four decades ago to evade the responsibility.

Heck, it's not just bureaucrats: look at the Federal Reserve.

6 posted on 01/31/2014 12:09:04 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: henkster
"Command economy and the five-year plan, comrade."

And then the limitation and elimination of troublesome opposition groups through such tools as the IRS and Obamacare efficiency standards.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 12:10:49 PM PST by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its way way past time for impeachment. The charge alone could serve to slow this maniacal Marxist a bit.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 12:11:03 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congress? Who needs Congress?

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When you have a politburo making decisions for us.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 12:20:42 PM PST by Starboard
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To: faithhopecharity

Boner keeps defending Obama

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Send the GOP a message: Dismiss Boeher or we de-fund the GOP. Not one dime for these flunkies.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 12:25:06 PM PST by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Communism is here with our leader King Obama and his powerful empire. America is finished and no one can stop it.

By the way, miss Romney yet? Make another stupid mistake and we will have a Queen Hillery in 2016.

11 posted on 01/31/2014 12:29:14 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.” -
Thomas Sowell


12 posted on 01/31/2014 12:31:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Starboard

I’ve already done that, thanks


13 posted on 01/31/2014 12:31:21 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Americans heard President Barack Obama declare this week that he intends to bypass the gridlocked Hill to get things done on his own.

The reason Congress is gridlocked is because there is deep division in the country about where it should go. That is the precise reason that radical leftist Obama should not be taking matters into his own hands, and precisely the reason the healthcare legislation should have never been passed in the first place. FURTHERMORE, it is the precise reason that BONER absolutely should NOT be playing footsie with the President on immigration.

They way things have been going in Washington, if terrorists would just start there and continue until they finished the job, I would just about pull for them. They wouldn't do nearly as much harm as obama, Congress and the reg-happy bureaucracy has done.

14 posted on 01/31/2014 12:55:43 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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"Were we directed from Washington when to plant and when to reap, we would soon want bread." - Thomas Jefferson, 1821

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." - Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

15 posted on 01/31/2014 1:00:42 PM PST by loveliberty2
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In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods.

I can't recall seeing any trans fats in anything anymore. They all brag about their products not having any....................

16 posted on 01/31/2014 1:10:33 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Don Corleone

We are treated as less than serfs.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 2:02:29 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good article.

If Republicans think they can stop Obama by winning the Senate, they're stupid. His tens-of-thousands of bureaucrats will continue his mission no matter which party controls the legislature.

18 posted on 01/31/2014 4:29:10 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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20 posted on 02/02/2014 9:15:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, get past the whole communist thing. The play is even broader than that.

The people Zero works for want one thing - get the United States off the global power map. Making it communist doesn’t do that, because America is still whole.

Driving down it’s economy to create chaos, civil breakdown, reducing the population and making it fracture does, which it will if they keep doing things to undercut the free market.

Split the country, China takes the west coast, Mexico the Southwest, Russia Alaska, the interior states reform a new country, and DC takes the northeast. That’s what they really want.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 9:22:36 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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In an FDA office building in suburban Maryland, the bureaucrats gather over coffee to draft rules meant to squeeze the trans fat out of snack foods.

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22 posted on 02/03/2014 11:28:08 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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