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December 17, 2011

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Congress Threatens Obama’s Politburo of Czars

by rogueoperator

The U.S. House has passed a budget containing language that would strip President Obama of his stable of unelected, unconfirmed “czars.” The $1 trillion budget also contains a provision forcing Obama to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline within 60 days.

Although the measure is expected to pass the Senate, President Obama may resort to his bag of tricks and pull a signing statement overriding the bill’s language.  As the left liked to point out about George W. Bush’s use of the maneuver, the practice is widely considered to be unconstitutional.

Weasel Zippers relays:

The U.S. House approved a $1 trillion spending bill on a 296-121 vote to fund the federal government’s operations through Sept. 30. As part of a compromise struck late Thursday, the funding bill specifically prohibits “czars” related to health care, climate change, the auto industry and urban affairs.

The Senate is expected to pass the measure on Saturday.

This is what the Republicans should have been doing since they took over the House. Try to force Obama to veto otherwise popular legislation or popular provisions of legislation. This puts Obama on the record as adverse to real job creation and economic growth.

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  1. Dec 17 2011

    You are so right, this is indeed what Congress should have been doing. It is about time that they realized it. I wonder if they began to see the light with the election getting closer?

    Reply
    • Dec 17 2011

      They may have been holding back, and hopefully will make a positive push with their political fortunes on the line. TC and thanks, Kyle

      Reply

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