Go Back   SZONE.US Forums > Current Events > News > The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation Since its founding in 1973, The Heritage Foundation has served as a research and educational institute -- a think tank -- whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense

The Heritage Foundation

An Abuse of Power: President Obama?s ?Recess? Appointments

Views:202
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  #1  
Unread 01.07.12, 03:09 PM
@Heritage @Heritage is offline
RSS Bot
 
Join Date: 06.09
Posts: 37,383
An Abuse of Power: President Obama?s ?Recess? Appointments

On 01.07.12 05:43 AM posted by Brandon Stewart




President Obama’s stunning appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and of three more bureaucrats to the National Labor Relations Board has been described by many observers as a serious blow to the Constitution and the separation of powers.

In addition to the strong Constitutional argument against the President’s actions, there are several signs that the President’s interpretation of recess appointments has not always been the same. As Andrew Grossman points out that several weeks ago, President Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut which had been passed by the Senate in a pro forma session. As Grossman explains if the Senate was actually on recess, it couldn’t have passed the bill and the President couldn’t have signed it.

And as the Washington Examiner noted, President Obama’s own*deputy solicitor general admitted recess appointments canít be made with the Senate in session during oral arguments before the Supreme Court last year.

It would seem the President is trying to have it both ways. Check out our newest video which highlights these are other points to explain why the President’s decision was unconstitutional.



http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/07/...-appointments/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007 - 20017 SZONE.US All rights reserved