Skip to comments.Obama makes 15 recess appointments, blames Republicans
Posted on 03/27/2010 2:08:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his plan to make 15 recess appointments held up by Republican delays, including two Treasury Department positions and two on the National Labor Relations Board that have been vacant for more than a year.
The move was likely to intensify an already bitter partisan atmosphere in Washington.
Obama accused Republicans of playing politics by obstructing his nominations, and calculated the appointments had already been held up for an average of 214 days.
"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," said Obama, a Democrat, who days ago signed historic healthcare reform in the face of often vitriolic Republican opposition.
The two top Treasury posts are for Jeffrey Goldstein, nominee for Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, and Michael Mundaca, nominee for Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.
"At a time of economic emergency, two top appointees to the Department of Treasury have been held up for nearly six months," Obama said in a statement.
The appointments on the NLRB were Craig Becker and Mark Pearce.
The five-member NLRB decides cases involving workers' rights to form and join unions and the nominations are part of a bigger fight between Democrats alongside organized labor, and the Republican Party and its allies in the business community.(continued)
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Look up Autogolpe - Presidential Coups d’etat and Regime Change in Latin America and Soviet Successor States. autogolpe suspend the constitution eliminate the congress discharge the Supreme Court. rule by decree. There is th O agenda. The will of the people does not matter it is the will of a despot.
Preach it, Brother or Sister! LOL
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
The guy in your post needs to think about running for national office, or at least a cabinet position in the next conservative administration.
END THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER!!
IMPEACH THE AMERICA HATER!!
Yes, the picture has been around for a very long time, without the BO animation of-course.
What?! What does he think *he's* been doing this whole time? They have been TRYING to do their jobs. He's the one blocking at every point. He'll do anything to get what he wants accomplished.
He even looks like him.
Seems to me the junior senator from VA, James Webb, made an appearance each day during a recess in order to prevent Dubya from making any appointments. Why can't the pubbies do the same thing ... huh?
"Just because his policies are socialist and his appointees are Marxists doesn't mean he's a socialist or a Marxist." /BOR brain dead logic.
I will be called a racist for this, nonetheless. Obama is living up to all the sterotypes that black people have been labeled with over the years.
He is an arrogant, in your face liar and if you call him on it then you are called a racist bigot who hates poor people.
If we were not racist before, we will be when Obama is done destroying the honest, hard working, middle class white man.
Anyone with the arrogance of BO is soon to have the rug jerked out from under them. He is so full of himself it’s positvely sickening. I turn off the TV or radio everytime he comes on. I’m not seeing too many BO bumper stickers anymore. His treatment of Netanyahu may come back and bite him in the as## I hope it does. Don’t the Isrealis have excellent intelligence?
They can only hold office one year. At least, that’s what happened with John Bolton’s recess appointment.
On the other hand, they can do lots of damage in that time...
Why I haven’t watched BOR in 6 or 7 years ;-)
[The move was likely to intensify an already bitter partisan atmosphere in Washington.]
Craig Becker, union hack and appointee for NLRB, was opposed by a number of Democrats.
Zer0 is on the North end of a South bound jackass.
You insult jackasses. 0bama is one evil bastard that hates America.
I’m guessing he will turn out to be like Mussolini in many more ways than just his arrogant posture.
And end up like Mussolini.
0bambi must be taking the one term deal to heart .
0bama doesn’t care about a second term. He’ll do as much damage in his only term as possible.
Was that actually how Mussolini posed?
But Mussolini did not hate Italy.