Worse Than Bad Legislation? Lobbyists Writing Multiple Bad Executive Power Grabs

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Why Would Any Republicans Emulate This Man?

Barack Obama spent his first two years as President – enjoying a Democrat-controlled Congress that was as awful for America as he was.

The Democrat Congress passed a lot of really awful legislation – which Obama very happily signed.

We the People loathed said legislation.  So We incepted the Tea Party Movement – and elected a Republican House majority the very next chance we had.

We did this – to impede the previously unimpeded flow of really awful Democrat legislation to which we had been subjected.

Obama’s response to our electoral blockade?  Let’s just say it wasn’t self-reflective – or respectful of our wishes:

“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation….I’ve got a pen – and I’ve got a phone.  And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions….”

But wait a second….  Here’s Obama in 2008 – running for the gig:

“We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.”

I much prefer Obama – Edition 2008. (more…)

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The NBA, South Park and Communist China: The Very High Price of Fake ‘Free Trade’

Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on […]

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Amazon Is So Huge – It Dictates Terms to Almost Everyone on Almost Everything

One of the very many national course corrections President Donald Trump is making – is renegotiating REALLY-bad-for-US global trade deals. We have been the planet’s largest economy for more than half a century.  Our current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is $19.4 trillion. And our trade deals – look like we have the purchasing power of […]