Skip to comments.Trey Gowdy Wants to Defund Obama’s Vacations, And He’s 100% Right
Posted on 07/21/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT by TigerClaws
t seems like just about every week Trey Gowdy is in the news as he fights the good fight against Obama and the liberals.
Hes been relentless going after the administration on Benghazi and other scandals, and calling out Democrats like Nancy Pelosi on their mind-numbing stupidity. Gowdy has also announced support for a lawsuit against Obama for failing to do his basic executive duties.
Hes now got another suggestion to rein in this reckless administration: Defund Obamas vacations as a punishment for executive overreach. Awesome.
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Obama has a pen and a phone.
He will simply direct the treasury to cut the checks and tell congress once again:
“Whattuh gonna do, sue me?”
Would be a good first step and then take the second, third and then infinite steps to defund everything obama has initiated.
I’m in favor of permanent vacation for this president.
I LOVE THIS MAN!!!
I love his fiery rhetoric, but has he actually accomplished anything? (no snark, just a real question)
“...Defund”? I’d prefer arrest, imprison and exile.
The list of great ideas that the Republicans don’t remotely have the balls to implement is endless. What good does it do to keep coming up with great ideas of what they could do to stop Obama if only they weren’t gutless.
Gowdy constantly exposes Traitorobama thugs for the human excrement they are, but with the gutless cowards in GOP House leadership, it's difficult to actually be allowed to flush these demonicrats down the political toilet.
Once the budget is balanced, he may travel farther than Camp David for vacation.
if a conversation is anything ... the answer is yes ... but beyond the words of a conversation though the answer is no. Nothing accomplished yet.
That's like threatening to sue Jack the Ripper because he failed to tip his hat when meeting a woman.
“Hes now got another suggestion to rein in this reckless administration: Defund Obamas vacations as a punishment for executive overreach. Awesome.”
Awesome? Who wrote this, some 15 year-old babysitter?
They should defund his whole administration from him and Holder right down to the lowest button man on the Chicago Streets
No trip to Ft Marcy Park, Trey, but get your car fitted with a remote starter... you’re irritating the Marxist-in-Chief.
While I don’t have the acessability to the records to prove this. There is no doubt in my mind Obama’s been using these trips as another method of rewarding campaign donors at taxpayer expence.
How about finding out who he had with him on Air Force 1 when he buzzed New York City at the beginning of his first term?
Just another question journalists don’t want to find answers to.
TREY FOR PRESIDENT! Or at least a special prosicutor! I bet he will be political Chuck Norris to Obama.
It’ll never happen. Lindsey Graham would raise the money himself to make sure Obama has many vacations.
I disagree with this. Defund programs like Obamacare and some EPA and Education stuff. Impeach him. Let’s get serious.
Seriously? Defund the Prez’s vacations? Not impressed. The country’s going by way of a handbasket and he wants to defund a few million dollars? Seems petty to me. But when you have an AWOL opposition party and leader, you’ll take what you can get.
Marry me, Trey!
He is taken.
Love his dogs names, Judge, Jury and Bailiff.
Yep, I think exactly the same way. Its entertaining for sure.
Maybe he's auditioning for a AM radio talk show host job for when leaves congress.
Then he can say that he mans the last line of defense like another one on talk radio does.
Obama should be shamed for the lavish vacations. Where is the media? Document what is going on.
He is living like a monarch.
Stupid stuff like this will never happen, and you know it.
Now that could put bow-boy in a VERY bad mood. In fact so bad, while stomping his feet he might break a foot. A very unhappy dude. How else could he find time away from his adoring ‘family’?
Want on or off this ping list of 50+ (and growing) FReepers? Just drop me a FReep mail.
Thinking about that flight just the other day. Who was in the plane and what were they actually doing? Needless to say he was up to no good.
While he is at it defund mooch’s clothing binges! #12 K for a dress while we have Veterans going hungry and with out medical care is worthy of treason.
The way I understand the system, House of Rep’s initiates all spending bills. So they can affect all future spending. But they can not re-write laws already passed by both House & Senate and signed by president.
For example take social security spending. The law stipulates payroll tax rates and benefit amounts for retiree’s. Those numbers will continue until a new law is passed. House can not arbitrarily stop paying SS benefits all by themselves.
So the House can cut Obummer’s vacation appropriations for any future period. What is already appropriated in a law already passed can not be reversed without senate going along and Obummer signing the change.
Awesome would be an understatement.
But since Obama seems to have all the keystones of government under his control, what's to prevent him from flipping both Congress and the country another "bird." an ignoring any new restrictions?
A constant irritant for me, as a citizen and lifelong working net taxpayer, was the hundreds of $millions (billions$ ?) That Hillary handed out as she flew round the world for however many years. For what exactly? where did that money come from? Who, if anyone, had oversight over that?
A pen, a telephone, the MSM and a bottomless purse.
So just how does the House de-fund anything when they have already passed a two year budget deal earlier this year?
BUMP to your entire thread!
There’s going to be no de-funding of anything connected with Obama. That will wait for the next Republican president.
Nods. Any de-funding needs to be passed by the Senate and signed by Obama right now. Furthermore, the House cannot even shut the government down or impose a debt limit, because they've already passed the legislation kicking that down the road. All this de-funding talk is just talk. :-(
Nah, bad idea. The more he’s in town, the more of your rights he can violate. As far as I’m concerned, he should vacation 24/7/365.
How ‘bout we defund the bastard’s “fundraising” trips. The idiot shouldn’t be using taxpayer dollars to raise money for the communist DemocRATS. He’s got a phone and a pen for that.
He’s schooling the nation.
Boehner refuses to defund Obama, who has just signed an executive order establishing a new civil rights law and carved out another exemption in Obamacare.
The rule of law lies in tatters as Boehner sits on his thumbs.
O God, You are awesome
Psalm 68, KJV
I like this guy's sense of humor, it really made me laugh.
Reminded me of many years ago, when I was young and silly and working as a planner/civil engineer designing many hundreds (thousands?) of home sites.
On one particular hillside, there was a set of three short-cul-de sacs I was designing, and when it came time to submit the "Tentative Map" to the county for approval, it was approved after processing, except for the street names I had chosen...
Some county officials and bureaucrats have no sense of humor.
i believe El Supremo Douche’s going on a 19 day vacation this year to one of the priciest zip codes in the US
glad i could pay for it
All Presidents and their family should vacation on their own dime. When did this all get started that taxpayers are stuck paying for this luxury?
Is there a limit to how many days a President can take off?
House Speaker is busy drinking with Biden.
About time!!!! And don’t forget to defund the IRS and EPA in the same legislative document.