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Janice
07-31-2012, 11:38 PM
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House passes bill eliminating Senate confirmation for presidential appointees

UPDATE: The House passed the legislation Tuesday night by a vote of 261-116. The bill now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

The House of Representatives is set to consider legislation Tuesday that would exempt certain presidential appointees from having to be confirmed by the Senate.

But a number of conservative groups are arguing that the “Presidential Efficiency and Streamlining Act” amounts to Congress neutering itself and giving the executive branch unprecedented power.

Presidential appointees that would no longer require Senate confirmation under the legislation include the treasurer of the United States and the deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The United States Constitution does not bestow kingly powers on the President to appoint the senior officers of the government with no process,” wrote Thomas McClusky, the senior vice president for the Family Research Council’s legislative arm, in a Monday memo to lawmakers. >>>

McClusky of FRC Action estimated in his memo that “thousands of positions would be filled by the President without any Senate vetting.”

The legislation would affect appointments across the executive branch, including to the Defense, Homeland Security and Justice departments.

MORE@Dailycaller (http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/31/house-to-consider-eliminating-senate-confirmation-for-presidential-appointees/)

So I guess the House leadership is just a rubber stamp for whatever this regime wants now. Last week Boehner signaled the GOP House may fund (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/boehner-indicates-gop-house-may-fund-obamas-attack-religious-liberty) Obama's attack on religious liberty as reported by CNSNews. And this week he has agreed to cut a deal with Harry Reid (http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/31/agreement-on-six-month-continuing-budget-resolution-reached/) to a six-month continuing Budget resolution (kick the can down the road) so the democrats wont have to address the financial issues that are plaguing the nation according to Human Events.

Gina
07-31-2012, 11:48 PM
Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation for 169 presidential appointments (http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-slams-house-republicans-for-voting-to-eliminate-senate-confirmation-for-169-presidential-appointments/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution.

More at link. :apologetic:

Rockntractor
08-01-2012, 12:37 AM
I need to wake up, I'm having this bad dream that Republicans are selling out on everything....one sheep........two sheep..........three sheep............................................. ...

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Janice
08-01-2012, 12:42 AM
Cass Sundstein's gotta luv Boehner.

Rockntractor
08-01-2012, 01:09 AM
It's starting to look like Boehner swallows and cuddles after.

Elspeth
08-01-2012, 01:48 AM
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So I guess the House leadership is just a rubber stamp for whatever this regime wants now. Last week Boehner signaled the GOP House may fund (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/boehner-indicates-gop-house-may-fund-obamas-attack-religious-liberty) Obama's attack on religious liberty as reported by CNSNews. And this week he has agreed to cut a deal with Harry Reid (http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/31/agreement-on-six-month-continuing-budget-resolution-reached/) to a six-month continuing Budget resolution (kick the can down the road) so the democrats wont have to address the financial issues that are plaguing the nation according to Human Events.

Do you get the idea that they're all working for the same people and that ain't us?

Congress is the one way the people get to have a say in who gets hired for executive branch appointments. Without Congressional oversight, we have a dictatorship.

Madisonian
08-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Do you get the idea that they're all working for the same people and that ain't us?

Congress is the one way the people get to have a say in who gets hired for executive branch appointments. Without Congressional oversight, we have a dictatorship.

Best watch it there. Seeing our elected Republican representatives live down to the level that many of us expected of them could get you labeled as a 100%er in these parts.
And just wait until they cave again whenever the next debt ceiling increase comes up for a vote.

Novaheart
08-01-2012, 09:17 AM
I need to wake up, I'm having this bad dream that Republicans are selling out on everything....one sheep........two sheep..........three sheep............................................. ...

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/piggy-1.gif

I haven't read anything about it, but on the surface it sounds like a noble act which can only be done with integrity when the party passing the bill doesn't hold the White House. For far too long petty foot dragging has left positions unfilled because the opposition party was dragging its feet on appointments to hamper or somehow embarrass the sitting party.

By the same token, a bill to limit the president to a single term of six or eight years would be most welcome when the party in control of the legislature is also the part of a newly seated president.

Janice
08-01-2012, 10:05 AM
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And just wait until they cave again whenever the next debt ceiling increase comes up for a vote.

Too late ...


... And this week he has agreed to cut a deal with Harry Reid (http://www.humanevents.com/2012/07/31/agreement-on-six-month-continuing-budget-resolution-reached/) to a six-month continuing Budget resolution (kick the can down the road) so the democrats wont have to address the financial issues that are plaguing the nation according to Human Events.

Janice
08-01-2012, 11:28 AM
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0bama refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry.


I haven't read anything about it, but on the surface it sounds like a noble act which can only be done with integrity when the party passing the bill doesn't hold the White House. For far too long petty foot dragging has left positions unfilled because the opposition party was dragging its feet on appointments to hamper or somehow embarrass the sitting party.

By the same token, a bill to limit the president to a single term of six or eight years would be most welcome when the party in control of the legislature is also the part of a newly seated president.

As far as I can tell, compromise always means republicans 'compromise' with dems. I dont see the reverse happening. Its always repubs wheeling and dealing away our liberties and our freedoms piece-meal. The statists just ram their shi-ite thru if you dont agree with them... like they did this national health care fiasco and so many other things. Nobel act? More like 2 sides of the same coin. And notice how the media loves 'compromise' when its dems on the receiving end. Thats why they loved McCain so much... until they had to choose between a real democrat and a RINO.

We must separate conservative from 'republican'. The wheat from the chaff. The 'R' just isnt synonymous with conservative right now. At least, not at the leadership level. Because ... which part of liberty do we 'compromise' away forever? Which part of economic freedom should be 'compromised' so we can 'spread the misery'? And what about (personal) property rights? And what country is this when displaying the American flag or pledging allegiance or agreeing with 'one nation under god' or 'WE hold these Truths to be self-evident... etc' is considered 'controversial'? Or having served in the military becomes evidence of home-grown terrorist intentions?

We need stark contrast. We need to take our party (and our country) back from these linguini spine, milk toast, go along to get along democrat light repukes more concerned with retaining their power and being liked or popular on the DC circuit (like John Roberts) and the eastern corridor than in defending a constitutionally established representative republic. And when did pop culture become more important than defending the constitution these prima donnas have sworn to uphold?

This is not American Idol. This is our country their flushing down the crapper dammit! This is why the tea party is not going away .. as much as the left and the media proclaim it and would like it to be so. Hopefully the sheeple will wake up before the slaughter... if its not too late.

Anyways... sorry for the rant. This is not actually directed at you Novaheart. Its just how I see this thing from my perspective.

Madisonian
08-01-2012, 02:15 PM
Too late ...

But...but... Boehner said... they promised if elected...
Oh what's the fucking use?

Janice
08-01-2012, 02:38 PM
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Boehner: ObamaCare Has to Be 'Ripped Out' ... (http://www.newser.com/story/149266/boehner-obamacare-has-to-be-ripped-out.html)
^ this said before he funded it. ^


To call the ObamaCare penalty a tax or not was the question dominating the talk show airwaves today, with John Boehner leading the charge with the dreaded T-word. "The American people ... do not want the government telling them what kind of insurance policy they have to buy, and how much they have to pay for it, and if you don't like it, we're going to tax you," declared Boehner, calling the Supreme Court ruling "shocking." "It has to be ripped out and we need to start over." Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell shrugged off the 30 million uninsured Americans, saying bluntly, "That is not the issue."

Boehner was appointed not elected because ... "it was his turn".

If we can get enough tea party members in there... it'll be "our turn", to show this RINO the door.