Didn’t this fraud once claim he wanted to cut Obama’s nuts off? Now the “Reverend,” who has kids out of wedlock from other women besides his wife, is cheer-leading Obama’s usurping Congressional powers via the use of executive orders to buy votes. Shakedown artists tend to support other shakedown artists.
‘We can’t wait.” Finally, President Obama has had enough of what he rightly calls an “increasingly dysfunctional Congress.” Over the past week, he has begun to use his own authority to issue executive orders to move reforms the country desperately needs. “Where they won’t act, I will.”
He’s issued orders that will help an estimated 1.6 million college students pay off their student loans, assist an estimated 1 million homeowners renegotiate their mortgages, help thousands of veterans find a job. He’s established an online center to help small businesses looking for export markets. And Monday, he issued an executive order designed to help seniors with prescription drugs that are in short supply, calling on the Federal Food and Drug Administration to increase monitoring, move more rapidly to adjust production when needed, and using the Justice Department to crack down on corporate collusion or price fixing.
Will reducing the interests rates from 15% to 10% “save or create jobs? NOPE. Will helping 1 million “underwater” homeowners, only those with Freddie and Fannie loans, help when 11 million suffer from the same symptoms? Will this create jobs. Nope. Will it buy votes. Yep. Obama’s use of Veterans is pathetic. He wants local hospitals and health centers to hire 8,000 over the next three years. The prescription drug issue wouldn’t happen if Obama didn’t stop the importation of cheaper drugs (thanks ObamaCare) from Canada and other countries.
By issuing executive orders, the president takes the offensive, instead of waiting on Congress to act. When the Republican Congress repeatedly refuses to act on the president’s initiatives, the public sees a government that doesn’t work.
The tendency is to blame both sides, so the obstructionist strategy works. Congress has earned the lowest levels of public approval ever, but approval of the president has declined, as well. If your overriding goal is to ensure that Obama is a one-term president, as Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced, then obstruction of needed reforms makes a perverse sense, even if it virtually guarantees a stagnant economy, mass unemployment and declining wages.
Jesse has never been know to be honest. Mitch McConnell made that announcement after two years of Obama rule and after the 2010 midterms that swept the lying Democrats out of the House. As for obstructionist, Democrats helped Republicans stop Obama’s “jobs bill.” Facts are stubborn things when they prove you’re a liar, in Jackson’s case.
But by acting, the president stops banging his head against that wall. Instead, he demonstrates what he is fighting for, where his priorities are — and he exposes what that partisan wall in Congress is blocking. He takes the offense— and that makes Republicans uncomfortable, as demonstrated by Republican House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan complaining at the Heritage Foundation about the president practicing the “politics of division.”
Anyone who listens to Obama’s words know he is a divider. Class warfare, all the talk of some not paying their fair share and constantly blaming Republicans for his failures is all the proof one needs.
Governance by executive order goes back to George Washington, who issued the first order in 1789. Of all the presidents since Washington, Obama actually has issued the fewest executive orders. But the Constitution allows a president to protect the nation’s interest from a Congress in rebellion.
Obama was against the use of executive orders when he was a Senator. Also, Jesse doesn’t know history and can’t count anything but cash. Washington only issue 8 executive orders. Obama has issued 58 (not including the current batch). 17 Presidents have issue less executive order than Obama.
The leaders of the opposition party have proved their priority is not jobs, not public health for all, not stopping foreclosure, and not stopping onerous loans for students but is only to stop the president.
The orders allow the president to take initiative, but there are severe limits. The president cannot appropriate funds by executive order. Any order he issues can be erased by the Congress, the courts, or by a later executive order.
Just as the Founders wanted.
Obama’s orders can’t take the steps we need to alleviate the mortgage crisis or to forestall the coming student loan debacle. He can’t put people to work on his own hook. At the end of the day, we still need Congress to act to create jobs and get this economy going.
Umm, isn’t Jesse cheer leading Obama using his power to circumvent Congress but now is saying Obama needs them? It’s typical for a Democrat to be hypocritical.
But Senate Republicans filibustered to block even a debate on the president’s jobs plan. In a stagnant economy, they have stalled action to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance and to keep teachers and cops on the jobs.
Another lie. Three Democrats joined the Republicans to defeat Obama’s jobs bill in a Democratic controlled Senate. Obama has been out selling the same lie. Liars tend to flock together.
Ending these programs will cost jobs — and quite possibly tilt a staggering economy back into a recession.
Don’t Democrats typically claim that tax cuts add to the deficit. Payroll tax cuts don’t cause jobs to be lost. Unemployment checks don’t cause people to lose jobs. They’re already jobless if collecting unemployment checks. Teachers and cops have been bailed out three times and should be happy. Obama spent billions while claiming to help teachers and cops. What happened?
So, the president has no choice but to keep pushing.
Jesse knows all this is only political and will not create any jobs. Even MSNBC reported about Obama’s use of executive order only being for political reasons.