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House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Postby AJRC » 31 Jul 2014, 07:11

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28565772

Are the GOP going to do this every time there's a Dem in the WH? And don't they see the double standards? No, they're right wing so of course they don't see the double standards. They say Obama has exceeded his constitutional authority on numerous occasions, in order to bypass Congress by issuing executive orders. But at the end of the article it shows that in six years in office Obama has issued 183 executive orders, compared to 291 across George W Bush's eight years and 381 for Ronald Reagan.

Are the GOP just pissed that the worst Congress in living memory can't stop Obama, they've blocked him at every turn, they almost brought the government to its knees. Was this all for the good of the people, no, as usual the GOP couldn't care less about the people. This is all about themselves and the big corporations they love so much. Don't they see that they're making themselves look like idiots?

Lets see how desperate they become, and then lets all laugh at them as we always do. :lmao1:
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Re: House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Postby Tomsk » 03 Aug 2014, 07:49

Politics does my brain in ,sorry..
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Re: House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Postby Ice.Maiden » 03 Aug 2014, 15:08

I doubt that anything's going to stop Obama at the moment, AJ, but US politics baffle me anyway.

Let's face it, the same sort of things happen here as well; Government promises, going back on their promises, changing the law to suit themselves ....

They're all as bad as each other, and it's not a case of these so-called intelligent people not understanding what the people really want. They do, they do - they just aren't interested, and only want to make money for themselves and their cronies.
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Re: House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Postby Yogi » 12 Aug 2014, 07:28

Are politicians obligated to do "what the people want?" My answer is no because the people are not as well informed as are the politicians, and the people do not always know what is best for them, or for anyone else.

The essence of the proposed law suit against the President was that he overstepped his authority by using executive orders to accomplish things the congress has not approved. The fact is that congress is not doing their job debating and voting on the issues that need to be addressed. If congress, the House in particular, spent more time focused on the issues instead of trying to make the President look bad, there would be no need for executive orders.
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Re: House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Aug 2014, 10:49

Similar happens here Yogi, such as David Cameron and Nick Clegg unveiling emergency laws, to be "bundled through Parliament in days", designed to shore up the powers of spies, police and government agencies. I'm not saying whether it's right or wrong, but when those in power want to do things their way, instead of debating, voting and being approved my Parliament, who's to say how they'll use this "power" in future?

A different example, admittedly, but as for being obligated to do what the people want, no they're not, but they're voted in to represent the people and the country's interests. They all seem to be making a grand old hash of the latter - and the public know it. They might not fully understand politics, but if enough objections're raised, the House's usually obliged to debate the matter in hand. The Act of Parliament, which covers "Public General Acts" or "Local and Personal", means that people can petition Parliament against the proposed bill and present their objections. In the case above, this hasn't been seen to be done.
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