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Gerry Clinchy
08-16-2013, 12:48 AM
If you can change laws that Congress has passed, why not push the envelope a little further, and make some taxes that Congress never voted on?


On Thursday morning, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest assured reporters (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/reporters-laugh-when-obamas-spokesman-denies-another-end-run-around-congress) that when President Obama unilaterally attempts to raise cell phone taxes, that’s not an “end-around” Congress. That revelation prompted laughter from the press pool. President Obama has urged the supposedly-independent Federal Communications Commission to raise cell phone taxes to pay for increased broadband capacity for public schools.“The FCC will decide whether another tax is applied? You're not making an end run around Congress in this case?” a reporter asked.
Earnest answered: “Well, I -- 'end-run' is not the word I would use. What I would say is that there has been -- (laughter) -- what we have seen from Congress is, we've seen a lot of stagnation and dysfunction and an inability to act on some rather obvious priorities of the American people. And so we have made pretty clear -- and I think the president has demonstrated a willingness -- to act on his own where he can, and where necessary to make progress on those priorities. And that's exactly what we're doing in this case.”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/15/WH-deputy-press-Earnest-Obama

Can the FCC really do this ... legally, that is?

Backwater
08-16-2013, 12:55 AM
If you can change laws that Congress has passed, why not push the envelope a little further, and make some taxes that Congress never voted on?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/15/WH-deputy-press-Earnest-Obama

Can the FCC really do this ... legally, that is?

Does it matter? They do what they want , whenever they want. Who will stop him? No one, the constitution has long since been left in the dust. What sickens me is soldiers are dying, for what? This so-called freedom Americans think they have. They will continue to tax, barrow, spend, and spend until the whole thing collapses which can't be far away.

GaryJ
08-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Does it matter? They do what they want , whenever they want. Who will stop him? No one, the constitution has long since been left in the dust. What sickens me is soldiers are dying, for what? This so-called freedom Americans think they have. They will continue to tax, barrow, spend, and spend until the whole thing collapses which can't be far away.

I agree. This administration has trampled the constitution and yet the senate or congress never calls him on it. I think I beginning to sound like my grandparents when I say this country is going h... in hand basket.

Uncle Bill
08-16-2013, 04:23 PM
Not only is it "going", it has gone that way. It's now up to the sane thinking voters that may be left in this country to start turning it around in 2014. If the fools of this country are successful again, there will be no reason to have a POTUS board...there will be nothing to discuss, only lament.

For those that missed this a few years back, let me remind you of what we conservatives are really up against:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but the citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency, than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.

Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those that made him their President.


UB

Backwater
08-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Not only is it "going", it has gone that way. It's now up to the sane thinking voters that may be left in this country to start turning it around in 2014. If the fools of this country are successful again, there will be no reason to have a POTUS board...there will be nothing to discuss, only lament.

For those that missed this a few years back, let me remind you of what we conservatives are really up against:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but the citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency, than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.

Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those that made him their President.


UB


Uncle bill , Amen well said and you are so correct.

GaryJ
08-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Not only is it "going", it has gone that way. It's now up to the sane thinking voters that may be left in this country to start turning it around in 2014. If the fools of this country are successful again, there will be no reason to have a POTUS board...there will be nothing to discuss, only lament.

For those that missed this a few years back, let me remind you of what we conservatives are really up against:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but the citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency, than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.

Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those that made him their President.


UB


Spot on! The grassroots movement the last 2 presidential elections by the BMan's team was second to none. Something to be learned there.

suepuff
08-16-2013, 07:30 PM
Uncle bill , Amen well said and you are so correct.

DITTO. I am so angry about all this. WHY don't people stand up for our constitution? By people, I mean our representatives.

I guess they either don't hear from enough constituents or they don't give a damn....the public or our reps.

Sue

Gerry Clinchy
08-16-2013, 10:00 PM
I would ask again, what can Congress do? I don't think impeachment covers this reckless use of executive orders and what I'm sure POTUS is referring to as some sort of "judiciary discretion". Holder is now preparing to find a way to keep non-violent drug offenders from being subject to mandatory sentences.

He has, in many ways, not upheld the Constitution, but not sure where that fits into the reasons for impeachment.

The very bad thing is that the more any President is allowed to over-ride Congress in ignoring or modifying laws without congressional approval ... it begins to strengthen a precedent for allowing it to occur again and again.

Has anyone brought any suits to object to the laws which are being ignored or "modified"? I know there is a suit objecting to the fact that Obamacare provided no funding for the Federal exchange subsidies. I find it hard to believe that no one has filed for the delay in the employer mandate ... or the waiver for Federal employees.

swampcollielover
08-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Congress will do nothing....like they have done nothing since Obama's election! WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK, SEE MARK LAVIN NEW BOOK "THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS" HE TELLS US HOW WE CAN TAKE CONTROL OF OUR COUNTRY AGAIN!

luvmylabs23139
08-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Congress will do nothing....like they have done nothing since Obama's election! WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK, SEE MARK LAVIN NEW BOOK "THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS" HE TELLS US HOW WE CAN TAKE CONTROL OF OUR COUNTRY AGAIN!

I will say the true facts. If any other President did half this stuff they would already be going thru the impeachmant process. Nobody has the guts to follow the law for fear. If you try to impeach the "Chosen One' even though the law says it should happen you will be a racist.

BUNCH OF IDIOT WIMPS IN DC!

swampcollielover
08-17-2013, 11:07 AM
You all need to face the facts.....this will only get fixed by us...Congress has shown they will not help stop Obama, the Supreme Court had a shot, but backed away, so it is up to us....SEE MY POST # 9....it is time to stop complaining about the obvious and do something!

Uncle Bill
08-17-2013, 12:52 PM
In case you missed this message that was penned by a patriot recently, here it is. Time to make your move.

UB

The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the forever needy, the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens, and other fellow travelers has ended Norman Rockwell's America.

The US Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's ‘Rules for Radicals’ and Chicago shyster David Axelrod, along with international socialist George Soros, will be pulling the strings on their black puppet to bring us into the New World Order.

The Republicans ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, while circus clown Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing ‘post - Sandy’ tribute that elevated the phony ‘Commander-in Chief’ to Mother Teresa status.

People like me are now completely politically irrelevant; I will never again concern myself with the aforementioned
Republican coalition, which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

You will never again out vote the people who gave Obama four more years.

It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away.

It will take zealots, not moderates; zealots who will never ‘reach across the aisle’ to RINOs, to right this ship and restore our beloved Country to it's former status.

Those who come after us will have to risk ‘their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor’ to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness

Atlas has Shrugged, and John Galt has left the building.