During Wednesday’s broadcast of “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized the Obama administration for something even President Barack Obama has admitted could be an obstacle to economic growth: the expansion of regulation through executive fiat. As the number of regulations from the federal government is continuously expanding, the comment period for regulations has been shortened from 60 days to 45 days, a move that Krauthammer said overwhelms small businesses. “At so many levels, this is a problem,” Krauthammer
Comments: 3,500 new regulations in the last 90 days is a bit onerous.
No wonder the amount of money the country spends is increasing exponentially.
We need some governors to declare their states to be federal regulation sanctuary states. That is, declare null and void any executive order that does not stem from congress, and vow to protect and defend anyone who is threatened by the federal government for violating these regulations. We need the states to fight against Obama as we cannot do it alone -- our state governments could actually be good for something if they did this for us.
The US Hose has the power to regulate the regulators by shutting off the money. The Senate and Executive branch can stop any lowering of funds, but if the House does not pass another bill to fund the regulators, the money dries up.
The House has all the budgetary power. Too bad we do not have leaders in the House that will use the power they have.
It always comes back to "it´s the fault of the Republicans in the House," doesn´t it? No one expects anything good out of Democrats so the fact that they are backing Obama in every unconstitutional act goes without comment or complaint. Don´t any of you have Democrat representatives or senators you can complain about? And, if you do, why do they keep getting elected?
Apparently we´ve hit the debt ceiling two months earlier "than expected".
Social Security is now running a deficit when it used to lend government money.
Still there´s millions of people wanting a mega gift from Obamaclaus.
I can´t believe how broke this country is yet there´s people on the border waiving illegals in to loot the system on top of our own slackers.The self-destruction of this country is intentional and being masterminded by the elite left and islamic adherents.
I do not ever remember reading an article whereby Krauthammer was "for" Obama. At the beginning when Obama was elected, K only mentioned to give him a chance and we will see. Otherwise, K would have been really racist, wouldn´t he? K is a fair player. He is very smart and many value his opinion. Conservatives who I know try to be fair otherwise we are like the left. Since Obama´s four years now, we know that O is a extreme socialist and dumb as a brick about helping our country, many say it is on purpose. Irregardless, we have to be like the French underground and strike where ever we can to change the minds of many people who are not leftoids, but simply fooled. And get voter ID by 2016. The Dems won´t bother with much voter fraud in 2014, because it is very expensive and not as much at stake.
Exactly, #8! Also on Special Report, about 5 years ago, Dr. K essentially endorsed Obama. He said Obama had a first-rate temperment and was fairly salivating over him. Sorry, Charles, you, like Peggy and Kathleen, own this presidency.
Agree with #1. We need to get involved at the state (and local) level, I believe that is where we can do the most good. I´m guilty of focusing too much on Washington, expecting relief from the very people who are causing the pain. It is not working, time to stop going around that mountain and get out of the wilderness.
Small business owners are overwhelmed? Well, yes .... of course! That´s the whole idea. Small business has been Obama´s target from the beginning. Did some people misunderstand?
I´m still waiting to hear the reaction of those Obama supporters who really believed his promise that they would be allowed to keep their cushy medical plans. .... Of course, it´s true. The part he didn´t explain is that the government intends to make certain that their current medical insurance becomes unaffordable, thus forcing such insurance plans into government ownership. Ooooops.
While it´s true that budgets come from the House, they also operate on sort of a continuing basis. The House can fund new things or cut things off only if the Senate and the House put together a bill that does that and it gets signed by the President (or his veto is over-ridden.)
Look at the current situation: The House sent up three budgets in the last two years but the Senate hasn´t passed a budget in 3 and things are still operating.
One other thing: when you dump (and I mean dump) 4 trillion dollars into the hopper and still have the worst economy in 75 years... that money is going somewhere.
Jack Burton says that it´s going for regulations. Otherwise things would be getting better.
17 and 10, K never officially "endorsed" Obama but he clearly was under the spell, calling him "elegant" time and again, and oohing and ahhing over his intellect and temperment time and again, while pretending Sarah Palin had a room temperature IQ. Krauthammer was just this side of David Brooks and the pant crease. Not quite that bad, but almost. Don´t be fooled.
The video edited out comments from billy k and the insufferable ab stoddard. No doubt ab stuck her arrogant nose in the air and provided predicable, agonizing nasal monotoned talking point excuses for obama. Dear Fox, please give this woman the hook.
As long as the House Republicans go along with these continuing resolutions then all these agencies will have enough funding to do whatever. These resolutions need to be stopped and force the Democrats in the Senate to approve a budget then cut the budgets of all regulatory agencies. The use of baseline budgeting also needs to stop. A slight decrease in the amount of increase in a budget is not a cut in spending!!!!!
Several years ago I worked for a medium-size company. We were having problems complying with a regulation. Finally I called Washington and talked to the guy who wrote the regualtion. His response, "Gee I never thought of that." I have even traveled to Washingtion to speak to other bueracrats. Most are quite ingorant about the world they are writing regulations for. I did find a few helful ones.
Yo to the left and those who would not vote on November 6th, still time to wake up and smell the coffee. But, the door is closing real fast. More regulatory overreach to come. You ain´t seen nothing yet. Obie has "plans" for us.
We know you by how you react to Palin, Dr K and others. Stands to reason that Dr K would drool over the elegant Obama and diss the authentic Palin. Like Tebow we know the hearts of those who mount personal attacks against them. Do I want Palin for President. I don´t know. Is Tebow the greatest quarterback ever. No. But, attacks against them show us all we need to know. Who hates Christians? Democrats, liberals, Socialists, Muslims, atheists, etc. And, policy is not how the attacks by Dr K and posters go..it is always personal. Always. Always. Always. So posters own it. You are as much a part of the enablers of Obama as is any free phone voter.
Re: #24 - I read the article and found nothing anti-Christian in it, nor do I see a justification for attacking posters who generally support positions as described by Krauthammer. Krauthammer´s writings display a consistent, but not perfect, conservative core - as do Will´s and Sowell´s. I differ with K on specific opinions but find him to be anything but an Obama enabler.
#1, Excellent idea. Lets start getting our local reps, senators and gov´s attention in each state.
#21 has the right of it. Without the spineless libtards in the house going along with the continuing resolutions, and shaking in their boots that the libtard propaganda arm will say bad things about them (well, a little more than usual) the funds would dry up.
#27 - as the founder said, the SCOTUS isn´t the final arbiter of the constitution, but the people are. More people need to wake up to that idea.
I´m not sure that the 90% of the time when Charles is the good Doctor, which he is, outweighs the times he assured all Krauthammer fans (and others)prior Obama´s first election that Obama was a moderate, supremely intelligent, of superb temperment, and suited for the Presidency. If only Dr. K had seen what so many of us did. I admire Krauthammer and enjoy his take on issues, but I´m still waiting for his mea culpa.
I think I´ll stop jumping on Dr. K and comment on the thrust of the article.
Since a majority of these rules and regulations do not come from laws passed by congress but from executive orders issued by Obozo, I would like for someone, anyone, show me just where in the U.S. Constitution where it gives the president or anyone else the power to issue an executive order that has the power of law. I thought that the Congress was the only body that can pass a law. Maybe I´m living in the wrong century.
#24 The only one making a personal attack is you. Dr K criticized Obama and only Obama in the piece . The litmus test on fealty to FOX pundit Palin is ridiculous and sounds just like the left demanding the same towards Obama. Now that Obama controls the presidency , the Senate , the media and will eventually completely control the Supreme Court the shrinking majority of House Republicans from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 will have less and less power and influence. Obama can obviously act like a dictator and get away with it. If the Democrats gain 17 seats in Nov 2014 , the power goes back to them and Obama´s last two years will be unimaginable. The red states may be the only hope for some sanity.
I do not care if anyone likes Palin or not. I do see personal attacks on her as a sign of a person´s heart and mind. A pattern that shows up is the same people who bash Palin and defend Dr K often shows up in other ways. What do I care what someone thinks. But I sure am welcome to my own opinion. Comparing me to litmus tests leftwingers administer to others is ridiculous. I am stating how I believe and feel and judge the opinions of others. If you are saying I am trying to suppress people who disagree I larf and larf and larf. Silly and too too sensitive. Get over it. I can still give my impressions. Is me having an opinion in some way suppressing you? If so you are pretty easy to suppress and might even be one who likes to be a victim.
As I´ve asked my liberal senator and congressman...where and how is our constitution protected from runaway socialism? The Snake in the whitehouse has been getting away with this stuff all his life..as well as the politicians that serve him (and NOT the people!). But I guess when the fox is watching the hen house this is what we get! I never got a rely to any of those letters that I sent asking the question.
But isn´t there a recourse to these tyrannical acts? And whose job is it to bring them all up on charges?
Thats another way that Obama is taking over this country. We are no longer a free nation. There are no more freedoms in this country. We will be told what to do and when to do it and there is nothing we can do about it.
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Ida Lil, 12/28/2012 1:23:06 AM (No. 9086953)
My My so Dr. K doesn´t pass some perfection test many of the posters have perpetuated and must be trashed regularly. Of course that test has been used to the point where those in nay mode have --not voted --us into this extreme situation. Hero fixers don´t arrive on the wings of chance. Alas that perfection doesn´t exist in human realms and will never do so. You have merely thrown away our nation and can rant in vain the rest of your lives. it will come to only one sad recourse to restore a fraction of our liberty. We all know what must be and a new martyr ingrained into our legends..
And the worst of this is that the majority (?) of Americans still look upon this "great man", who has sacrificed a day or so of his 4 million dollar (on our dime) Hawaiian vacation to come back to settle without offering anything at all. And I am also sure that when he renames the Bush tax cuts the OBAMA tax cuts they will sigh with delight---Obama is as much a cult of personality as Cesar Chavez, with as many irreparable results. I feel terrible for those of us who will suffer, lose jobs, have inadequate insurance and all the rest, but have a general contempt for those who voted this man back in---especially my well educated Democratic friends. I really hope they suffer alone with the rest of us. But most of all, I hope they finally recognize what they have elected!
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