What if the president pays no attention to the constitution that limits his
powers? We have that problem in the US with Obama so much so that even the
SCOTUS has promised to consider this problem and rule on the question. But given
the ridiculous rulings (Obamacare is a tax) in the recent past, I doubt the high
court will reign him in. He is totally unaccountable, can do whatever he wants,
spends money with no restrictions, change laws at his discretion and make
congress irrelevant with no repercussions; classic government out of control!
@thid baker So lets look at the recent history of executive orders,
considered the benchmark for measuring a presidents use of power. Obama has
issued 168, fewer then George W. Bush by this point in his administration who
issued a total of 291. George Bush sr. issued 166 in his one term, two less then
Obama in his first term. Reagan issued 381 and four presidents issued over
1,000. Shown in the light of history Obamas recent actions hardly seems like the
power grab some would like us to believe.
@ Spring Street. For the 17.3 trillionth time (and growing by 500 billion
everyday), it isn't the NUMBER of executive orders we should be concerned
about its the KIND of executive orders where laws passed by congress are
changed, added too or eliminated (Obamacare and immigration laws) investigations
are covered up (fast and furious) and using his pen and phone to legislate
making congress irrelevant. Every dictator tyrant the world has ever seen has
done exactly the same thing!
@thid baker rhetoric is cheap, please do tell us exactly how any executive
order he has signed has had any different effect then the thousands of orders
issued by past presidents, do you really think past orders were any different
then the ones he has signed? then lets see the proof. everyone seems to want to
conveniently ignore the fact that the ACA was passed by congress it was not an
Spring Street. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear and rule on Obama's use
of executive privilege. What does that tell you? Obama's misuse of power
therefore has caught the attention of the highest court in the land! Do you
think they would waste their time if there is nothing going on? By the
way, no one is saying the ACA was not passed by congress but Obama has made 17
changes in the law without congressional approval. Even Nancy Pelosi, on a talk
show Sunday, when asked about the Obamacare failure said, "I don't
know, I am not responsible"! Imagine that!
@thid baker you do remember what happened at the supreme court when they
tried to do away with the mandate on the ACA right? the simple fact that
republicans turn to the courts every-time they do not get their way does not
@Spring street. The Republicans got the supreme court to call Obamacare a
"Tax"? Imagine that, who knew the GOP had so much power over the Supreme
Court. If only the GOP had known that when the court shot down the DOMA!
@mountainmanfirst who claimed the GOP had power over the supreme court?
Spring street said the GOP turned to the courts not that the courts are ruled by
the GOP but nice try. second the supreme court declaring it a tax did noting to
reverse the law, so simply because the supreme court takes up a case does not
mean that the plaintiff will prevail.
So no one has anything pertinent to express regarding Ukraine, but TB uses yet
another unrelated story to hang Obama with the "dictator tyrant" scare
words. Doesn't this kind of thing ever get old?