Friday, October 28, 2011

We can't wait to be scammed again (UPDATE)

Twice in one week, folks.  Since he can't wait, Obama's decided to continue the piecemeal approach with his rejected jobs bill via executive fiat, circumventing Congress, discarding the Constitution, and thrusting his will onto the American People, particularly its taxpayers. After Monday's order to adjust regulations on underwater mortgages, Thursday he decided to sink more money into the student loan system, both on the taxpayers' dime.

Rush hit this topic pretty hard on Thursday's program referencing a couple articles from the Atlantic and Fox Nation.  This basically boils down to votes for pennies!  There's enough suckers for that...



Yes, you pay your mortgage, and contribute to others' mortgages who can't pay theirs, while also paying for their student loans. That's fair, right? Again, more spending to buy constituents, while sinking us further in debt over the long run.  And don't forget, these latest incarnations of ordered federal spending aren't even authorized through Congress this time, which begs the question (as with the previous post): where's the penetrating outrage from our our congressional leadership?  Well, it's relatively subdued considering...from The Hill:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that he has "great concerns" that President Obama might be exceeding his constitutional authority in ordering his administration to adjust regulations surrounding "underwater" mortgages and student loans, saying, "this idea that you are just going to go around the Congress is ... almost laughable."

The Speaker went on to caution that Republicans in Congress were keeping "a very close eye on the administration to make sure they are following the law and following the Constitution."

What? They who? You're looking in the wrong direction. HE is circumventing the law and the Constitution! They just do his bidding. No, John, there's nothing laughable about that...sheesh. Boehner says that "committees of jurisdiction" in the House would be examining the proposals "to make sure that the president isn't exceeding his authority," and if Obama is found to be acting outside his entitled role, then "We've got an appropriations process that's under control here where we have the ability to limit their use of funds to try to bring this administration to heel."  Has Boehner instilled any confidence in his leadership ability to principally block anything that Barry ultimately desires without cause for compromise?  You know the answer to that...

UPDATE: Make that four in one week!  USA Today reports:

President Obama signed two more executive memorandums today, saying they will help employment at a time when congressional Republicans are blocking his $447 billion jobs bill.

One of the new Obama orders is designed to "take steps to speed up the transfer of federal research and development from the laboratory to the marketplace"...The other will create BusinessUSA,which the White House describe as "a one-stop, central online platform where small businesses and businesses of all sizes that want to begin or increase exporting can access information about available federal programs without having to waste time navigating the federal bureaucracy."

White House officials could not provide estimates as to how many jobs these actions might create.

Yeah, we all know they can't.

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