...because Congress refuses to act

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    So, we're all cool now with the Obama Dick tater Doctrine of a President using his executive authority to make changes when he can't get Congressional approval?

    Reagan should have closed the Department of Education and Bush should have shut Fannie and Freddie and Privatized Social Security, right?
     
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    In retrospect, maybe.

    Now, someone needs to take this to the SCOTUS.
     
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    As you know perfectly well, or should, Obama is only proposing to find ways to act using Congressional approval he has already received.

    Those actions by Reagan, which of course he never did, would have violated the Constitution. What Obama is proposing does not.
     
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    Oh, did I forget to mention the 4 new wars?
     
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    So, I get Congressional approval to do "A", therfore I can do "Z"?

    :lol:
     
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    I knew it was a matter of time until some Bush-hater jumped in here, only took 5 posts. Right on cue Kiwiman. :lol:

    Oh and did he blame a lame Congress for signing those executive orders?? I think not.
     
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    If their number one priority is to sit on their hands and do whatever it takes to unseat the President, then you're damn straight!
     
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    You get Congressional approval to do A-Z, so far you've done A, D, and G, which was the main original intent, now you look up the legislation and find it authorizes you to do Z, so this would be a good time. That's what Obama's talking about doing.

    Y'all know this. Or you should.
     
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    Did Obama actually he can act instead of congress? Or is that your interpretation of his remarks? What meat does he eat that he is grown so great? Unless Congress and the constitution gives specific authority, then he can't.
     
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