Skip to comments.Obama bypasses Senate, installs new consumer chief
Posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST by Justaham
President Barack Obama says he won't take "no" as an answer from Republicans, so he's going around them to appoint the head of a new consumer protection agency. Obama says Republicans would just keep holding Richard Cordray's nomination hostageand the president says that's inexcusable and wrong.
He says Cordray must be in place in order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to start helping consumers deal with unscrupulous mortgage companies, dishonest payday lenders, and others.
Obama announced the appointment of Cordray during a stop Wednesday in Ohio, where Cordray once served as attorney general.
Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to.
The recess appointment means Cordray stands to serve for at least the next two years.
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A boot needs to be put up his behind. We do not need this new consumer bureau.
Obama wants to be dictator.
Do you ever see the liberals give up? Even when they are out numbered they fight, and damit I don't care what the republicans do just as long as they fight. I'm sick and damn tired of these do nothing buffoons in congress!
To the GOP: Fight you bastards, fight!
“Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to.”
Maybe the Grim Weeper can send a strongly worded letter. Yeah, that’ll make obama straighten up.
Barry the great and magnificent is a one party kinda guy. He would have made an excellent Nazi dictator. He makes a shi**y American however.
Somehow, the US managed to survive over 200 years without such a position, and Obama decides it is so important, he must break the law to install his henchman. Thank goodness we have a POTUS who cares so much for the American people to break the law to help us. /half joking
Let’s see if one of the candidates has the backbone to get in the dictator’s face and make a statement about this. The first one to do so gets my vote.
The Republicans had better not sit still for this.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Period! That is the problem. There should be no appointment in the first place.
This bogus “bureau” will be used for nothing but shaking down people and companies for money.
It turns out that the action not only contradicts long-standing practice, but also the view of the administration itself. In 2010, Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained to the Supreme Court the Obama administrations view that recess appointments are only permissible when Congress is in recess for more than three days. Heres the exchange with Chief Justice John Roberts:
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: And the recess appointment power doesn't work why?
MR. KATYAL: The -- the recess appointment power can work in -- in a recess. I think our office has opined the recess has to be longer than 3 days. And -- and so, it is potentially available to avert the future crisis that -- that could -- that could take place with respect to the board. If there are no other questions
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Thank you, counsel.
Speaker Boehner called the appointment an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab, and noted that the position had not been filled for one reason: the agency it heads is bad for jobs and bad for the economy.
CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW....THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....ANOTHER DISREGARD FROM OBAMA FOR AMERICA' S CONSTITUTION....
Unaccountable positions of power attract leftists like flies to cowpies.
Power of the purse. No money, no agency.
The Kenyan lizard cannot spend money not allocated by congress.
Gongress IS acting- they are STOPPING you from appointing this lunatic to be in charge of the insane asylum
Republican Senators should bombard the media with one question:
Who is Miguel Estrada!
who is going to pay this new agency chief and his staff?
congress? or obama
who is going to listen to, or take any actions, or enforce any actions directed by an imposed (not appointed) agency chief?
I think McConnell, Boehner and a couple of other senators with standing should come out and publicly denounce this. The dictator’s in our faces every day. Why not call him on it? What’s he going to do next?
This vacancy pre-dated the recess and was already under consideration by the Senate, and Cordray could not clear the hurdles. Obviously, the Senate thought there was no emergency or hurry. They left on vacation.
Unconstitutional because it was not a "happen during recess" issue.
Unconstitutional because the original constitution, with long periods for travel and communication, set this up for emergency vacancies, which this was not.
Unconstitutional because Cordray, even in a recess, cannot be "appointed". He could only be given a commission that automatically expires at the end of the Congressional session.