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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:18 AM

12. I don't accept

 

that Boehner is dictating to a President that just won a hard fought national election period! Just where does he and that gang of right wing Republicans get off period! Those house Republicans did not run on any national level. Their national standard bearers were Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The people in their District also voted for Romney and Ryan. The Democrats gave Bush,and Reagan their programs. They didn't obstruct anything. Bush and Reagan both got their Tax cuts and Bush got his no child left behind. The first Obama term, these Republicans decided to obstruct. It is the same old thing this term, while the media is their crime in partner. The problem is the Republicans and the media. The media should be putting pressure on the Republicans and not trying to influence this country's Policies for one Party or the other. They need to report the decision of the country and not trying to paint the losing side as some co winners. I can see it if Boehner was representing the interests of every citizen in his District, including those who didn't vote for him, but he did not win any mandate on the national level. They need to look at that Constitution again. His District does not set National Policy. That purview belongs to the President of the United States. The President can ask for a national mandate, because he represents the whole country by running on the national level. if Boehner wanted to run for President, then he should have. Boehner does not represent Wall Street people either, that don't live in his District. He is not suppose to be representing people like Sheldon Adelson or anybody else on Wall Street.

I can see where individual congress people bring bills to the floor in their interests,but only the President can sign it, depending on the number of votes. If the President disagrees with the Policy, he can veto it and the only way it can get overridden is by 2/3 votes of the Congress.
The powers between the President and Congress needs to be clarified better. This is my understanding about the separation of Powers.

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