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myConstitution
Weekly Standard, by Jeffrey H. Anderson

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Posted By:grace52, 1/31/2014 2:35:41 PM

President Obama has just announced the creation of a new program, which he calls myRA, as part of an overarching agenda he’s implementing, which could well be called myConstitution. Under the heading “Year of Action: Making Progress Through Executive Action,” the White House announced January 29 that Obama is using “his executive authority to direct the Department of the Treasury to create ‘myRA’—a new simple, safe and affordable ‘starter’ retirement savings account.” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Obama’s former chief of staff, says the accounts are “modeled on the Roth IRA.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dishfunctional, 1/31/2014 4:58:07 PM     (No. 9713582)

FTA:

Reporter: "This can obviously be created just by the stroke of a pen, you don’t need any congressional help for it?"

Lew: "That’s correct. We have the authority."

There was no follow-up.

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No follow-up... not from the reporter, and not from Congress.

It´s time... How much longer are we going to wait? How much more abuse are we going to take? A Convention of States is a solution as big as the problem, and Arizona has just become the 8th state to submit an application to the state legislature. Demand that your legislators join us! ==>

http://www.conventionofstates.com/


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