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  1. Richard Holgate

    Richard Holgate GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Like any community organizer he knows how to game the System. But as a constitutional lawyer he knows how to game the constitution ! Sheesh!

  2. wbr

    wbr said, 5 months ago

    dear dr c i have not been asking bho to alter aca // i have been asking hairy reid to vote to repeal it // then i will ask bho to sign the new law

  3. lichtentunes

    lichtentunes said, 5 months ago

    The Constitution is not the only law of the land. I found this:

    Given the complexity of modern government operations, very few of the laws that Congress passes are completely self-executing; most if not all of them require regulations to put them into actual effect. And writing regulations is the business of the federal agencies. An array of government agencies have been working for more than three years, for example, to write the rules for the new Affordable Care Act – the vast new law regulating the entire health care financing system.

    The Supreme Court just last month went a long way toward requiring federal courts to trust the government agencies that execute the laws to interpret for themselves just what authority Congress has given them in their areas of official activity. What an agency decides is the range of its power, that ruling said, should be given considerable deference by the courts.

  4. wbr

    wbr said, 5 months ago

    so lictentunes you are saying that an agency can write a reg that goes against what is in the law// can the irs raies rates?

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 5 months ago

    If it is within the law the law can be tuned by the executive branch. What law determines what speed limit is posted before of a corner? No law!

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 5 months ago

    Bush issued many signing statements that “re-interpreted”: many laws he was supposed to enforce.

  7. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 5 months ago

    @ossiningaling

    And when Liberals didn’t like them, they challenged them in Court. Some were even invalidated. Of course, Conservatives can’t challenge anything Obama does without being called Racist!

  8. mskemple

    mskemple said, 5 months ago

    @ossiningaling

    Proof , links , something to back that statement up?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Congress writes the laws, the President signs them into “law”. It is the EXECUTIVE BRANCH with power from the Constitution that writes implementing REGULATIONS for the laws. Reagan, among others, was very good at having his folks write regulations that did the OPPOSITE of what “law” was supposed to do, but, this IS a public review process, and is announced in the Federal Register, daily.


    Now, about "W"’s “signing statements” that didn’t clarify his view of the law, rather, he CHANGED the laws, in many cases.


    “Executive Orders” are another way Presidents have long “implemented” their hands in having agencies “administer” laws, and “W”, was really good at coming up with some that were even more radical than his “signing statements”.


    Sorry, Bob, but Obama has nothing on his predecessors in regard to these actions. Don’t forget Cheney’s “unitary Presidency”, that didn’t see the need for Congress, OR the courts!

  10. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @DrCanuck

    No… we are asking Congress to do that…

  11. jane hay

    jane hay GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Hey!! George W did it all the time. I don’t remember any GOPers complaining about it then.

  12. jimhargrave

    jimhargrave GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Regulations and bureaucrats are strangling our economy. Why does congress even bother passing laws if the executive branch can alter them at will? Complaining that George W. Bush did something doesn’t make it right. It’s a very tired phrase…

  13. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 5 months ago

    @jimhargrave

    jimhargrave said, “Regulations and bureaucrats are strangling our economy.”


    Indeed, they are. Why, I myself am trying to import tons of food from China and make a few bucks for American importers, but bureaucrats demand I have it all “inspected” for contaminants and diseases first. No wonder our economy is stagnant.

  14. Kylop

    Kylop said, 5 months ago

    @mskemple

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_statement

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 5 months ago

    This is not about changing the law, it is about a timetable for implementing the law.

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