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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:34 AM
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34. The President is not all-powerful.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:36 AM by jeff47
HCR? Congress playing 'punch the hippies'.

Gitmo? Congress blocked the President.

Jobs program? Would have to be passed by Congress. They cut the stimulus by half and replaced that half with tax cuts.

DOMA and DADT? Congress dragging it's feet so that they can appeal to the morons.

Tax code? That's Congress too.

Alternative Energy? Well...you don't exactly specify what your realistic plan is. In the short run, we'll have to keep doing what we've always done. In the long run we want changes....that have to be done by Congress.

Balanced Budget? Congress.

Congresscritters thrive because you blame the guy on the top of the ticket. But pretty speeches and bully pulpits do not make laws. If they did, HCR would have been done by Clinton. Instead we got the Republican alternative to his plan 16 years later.

It's long past time we hold Congress responsible for their votes instead of pretending that the President runs everything.
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