Obama Ready to Flex Some Muscle With Executive Powers

February 13, 2010

(ChattahBox)—With unprecedented Republican obstructionism driving the work of Congress to a virtual standstill, President Obama is preparing to use his executive power to advance his domestic agenda and to get the wheels of government moving again. According to a piece in today’s The New York Times, Obama is consulting with his White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to issue a series of presidential executive orders.

After Senate Republicans, who co-sponsored a bipartisan budget commission voted against its passage, Obama decided to use his executive power to create the commission on his own. And the Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead to deal with the effects of climate change, despite congressional opposition to the cap-and-trade bill.

“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Emanuel.

And with the Republican holds on Obama’s nominees, he is expected to resort to making recess appointments soon. During Bill Clinton’s time in office, he made 139 recess appointments, and George W. Bush made 171. President Obama has not yet made any recess appointments.

Source: The New York Times


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2 Responses to “Obama Ready to Flex Some Muscle With Executive Powers”

  1. James Twomey on February 13th, 2010 5:08 pm

    Let’s face it. Republicans have no interest in the welfare of the people of this country. They only want the White House and the Congress back. That way they can wage war on whoever might turn the biggest profit for themselves and their friends. That way they can continue to keep discrimination against non-white, non-mainstream christians, and the poor in place. These people are despicable and how no business in government.

  2. Cleo2u on February 13th, 2010 6:43 pm

    If they start throwing out the Constitution they’ll have bigger problems on their hands than congress….they’ll have an all-out REVOLT by The People who are HIS EMPLOYERS!!
    This guys arrogance seems to have NO bounds! His butt definitely needs to be KICKED–out of office!

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