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Congress must limit what Obama can do

October 16, 2012
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith

It is clear from his record of making new laws through executive branch agencies that President Barack Obama wishes he didn't have to bow to the will of the people, as expressed through Congress.

When the U.S. Senate rejected his "cap and trade" plan to kill the coal industry, Obama simply had the Environmental Protection Agency issue new rules without legislative review. When he wanted sweeping power over health care, he convinced liberals in Congress to approve "Obamacare" and its authority for the Department of Health and Human Services to establish rules that will cost many families thousands of dollars a year.

The list goes on and on.

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., wants to curb presidential power while at the same time encouraging job creation.

McKinley has introduced a bill that would, in effect, give Congress the power to review and alter any executive-branch rules that have an estimated cost of $50 million or more. Currently, the limit is $100 million - but that eliminates protection for many of the small businesses on which the nation depends for jobs.

Businesses - and families - need protection from Obama's imperial presidency. McKinley's bill would provide more of it, allowing the elected representatives of the people to stand up for Americans. Both the House of Representatives and Senate should approve the McKinley bill.

 
 

 

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