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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Obama is Circumventing the Legislative Branch of Government

As far left as the current Democratic Congress is it isn't radical enough for Obama's taste and he is taking many measures to circumvent the legislative branch of government in his drive to fundamentally change America. Many parts of the Obama agenda cannot past a Congress that is to the right of the most radical president in U S history. Obama will continue to side step Congress at every turn and these methods will probably increase should the Democrats lose their huge majorities after the November elections. The above chart shows some of the moves the Executive branch is taking in order to avoid congressional approval.
Obama's Secret Power Grabs
By Phil Kerpen

President Obama seems to believe that most of his sweeping agenda to transform the country can be accomplished without even a vote of Congress.

While Congress considers sweeping new legislation to permanently institutionalize the bailouts and federal control of our financial system (right on the heels of their health care takeover, of course) several other sweeping power grabs are going on outside the spotlight of legislative debate. Indeed President Obama seems to believe that most of his sweeping agenda to transform the country can be accomplished without even a vote of Congress. The chart seen above and found here shows what the administration is up to.

As I’ve previously noted here in the Fox Forum, the the EPA is pursuing an aggressive global warming power grab under the direction of White House Climate czar Carol Browner (who was not subject to Senate confirmation), and the FCC is pursuing a regulatory takeover of the Internet.

Both of those efforts are now escalating. The EPA has now finalized its vehicle emissions rule, for the first time regulating global warming under the 1970 Clean Air Act. While EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is trying to calm a political backlash by promising the delay the onslaught of regulations (the overall blueprint is over 18,000 pages and regulates almost everything that moves and lots of things that stay put) she remains committed to them. The Senate will have a key vote on S.J. Res. 26, which would stop the EPA, some time in May.

The FCC was smacked down in court last week in Comcast v. FCC, which held that the Commission has no jurisdiction to regulate the Internet. Yet FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a close friend of Obama’s, is now considering Internet regulations of an even more extreme nature and by an even more dubious mechanism—reclassifying the Internet as a phone system to regulate it like an old-fashioned public utility.

Obama has a pattern of sidestepping Congress that will only get worse in the aftermath of the health care fight and the pending financial “reform” legislation. For a full explanation of all of these threats as well as action items on how to stop them, please check out the interactive version of the chart on www.ObamaChart.com. Full story at FOX News

6 comments:

Maggie Thornton said...

It is convenient that dictators don't need a Congress. Also convenient for our Congress who are all too willing to abdicate their powers. A nasty pox on them!

Mr Pink Eyes said...

That is a pretty scary chart. It makes you wonder what is going to happen if the Democrats lose control of the congress in November. Ill he step up these affronts on the legislative process? I wouldn't doubt it.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Obama has a pattern of sidestepping Congress that will only get worse in the aftermath of the health care fight ...so true Ron...we had better vote vote vote because this tyrant has done more damage than most fathom!

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

Our Congress has become as powerful as the Senate in Imperial Rome

Debbie said...

That's very interesting. A picture is worth a lot. I too worry about his power grab, but we can't do much about it. If I were in Congress, which I never will be, and a conservative there, I would be trying to stop this somehow.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Teresa said...

These naked power grabs by our President and Dems in Congress must stop! Vote the bums out in November.