Obama gives recess appointment to Berwick

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    posted at 8:48 am on July 7, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

    Just how controversial was Barack Obama’s appointment of Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)? Even with an 18-seat majority in the Senate, Obama shrank from having Berwick even show up at a hearing. Instead, Obama will use a recess appointment to get Berwick a pass from Congressional oversight:With Congress officially on recess, President Obama will on Wednesday use his ability to make recess appointments to name one of his more controversial nominees: Donald Berwick, nominee to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    The April nomination of Berwick — president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement — was in trouble and might not have been able to meet Senate confirmation due to comments Berwick made in the past about rationing health care. Even if Berwick could have been confirmed by the Senate, Democrats have little appetite for another round of fighting about changes to the health care system, Democrats said.
    At this point in his presidency, Jake Tapper points out, George W. Bush had made 15 recess appointments. Democrats claimed that Bush was so abusive of the privilege that they started keeping the Senate in session continuously after taking control of the chamber in January 2007 to block any more recess appointments. How many recess appointments has Obama made? Eighteen.

    Meet Donald Berwick
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Kevz_9lsw&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Donald Berwick on Redistributing Wealth[/ame]

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    Hot Air Obama gives recess appointment to Berwick
     
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    Honestly, at this point, who cares? Things can't get much worse and the more underhanded garbage BO pulls like this, the worse he will do in 2012. There's nothing we can until then anyway.

    If the man needs extra shovels to continue digging his hole, I'll buy them.
     
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    Typical dick-wod leftist.
     
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    you may be right there isn't much we can do at this point. but we need to get this type of GARBAGE out to the American people to see. we know the Pravda-lamestream media won't do it.

    then starting in Nov. and come 2012, the American people can make up their minds if this is the type of GARBAGE they want to live under.
     

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