Time to Pull In the REINS on Executive Power?

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  1. Stephanie
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    by Rich Muny
    Expressing disapproval with some Obama administration actions, many on the right — and some on the left — are complaining that the executive branch wields far too much power. Similarly, when President George W. Bush was in power, many on the left — and some on the right — complained that the executive branch wielded far too much power. Seeing this bipartisan concern for unbridled expansion of presidential power and wishing to start restoring the office to its Constitutional limits, Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) has introduced the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.

    The REINS Act would require Congressional authorization for any new Major Rule proposed by the executive branch. It now has now has 57 cosponsors, including noted Constitutionalist Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). It also enjoys the support of the Chamber of Commerce. Under REINS, the numerous proposed regulations pertaining to health care, climate change, energy, financial regulation, and our economy would have to be submitted to Congress for approval. REINS would continue to allow the executive agencies charged with writing rules to propose draft rules, but would end the delegation of Congressional authority that has enabled these agencies to enact them unilaterally.


    read it ALL here.
    Time to Pull In the REINS on Executive Power? - Big Government
     
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    It's a start. That I can applaud

    Then we can pull the reins on congress. Starting in November.

    I say we need term limits as well.

    We also need to major overhauling of all the ABC's of our federal government. starting with the FDA
     
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    The republicans blocking over hundred nominations is proof this will do nothing to speed up or help the government. Plus our government was set up to have limited democracy.
     
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    and the ijits were perfectly comfortable with an 'imperial presidency'...

    until their *side* lost.

    buncha hypocrites.
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth Jill.
     
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    ditto
     
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    the only people I respect on this are the ones who bitched the same when bush was around. Ron paul was one of them, the rest of the neocon jackasses only care about this b/c their side lost, fuck them
     
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    You do of course realize that you are being every bit as hypocritical when you bitch about the ones who in y our mind wanted BOOSH to have this much power but have apparently no problem with Obama having this much power? RIGHT?

    NO President should be tossing around power like these two last jackasses have been trying to do.
     
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    Still pigeonholing people into Rs and Ds huh?

    There are a lot of people who criticized GW and who dislike Obama who affiliate with neither party.


    Why can't you face the fact that there really is no difference between Repugnantcans and Dimocrats?
     
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    Really. They were so ready to hand over every aspect to their lives and freedoms to the big government administration of the past decade but now that it's Democrats in charge, that's somehow egregious.

    Americans want active and competent leadership and most of all, results. Obama still needs to prove he's worthy of the trust his supporters placed in him when they voted but he stands head and shoulders above what we have survived (just barely) with Bush/Cheney/Rove/Scooter/Rumsfeld, etc..

    We would be in another depression if McCain (Mr. Economics 101) had won. :eek:
     
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