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TrollBuster9090 Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 06:38 AM
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9. Also, all the Republican presidential candidates have said they'd "grant waivers" for all 50 states
from the Affordable Health Care Act. That's an executive power loop hole left in the health care law which would allow a Republican president to de facto strike down Obamacare without having to go through Congress.

Few people realize just how much "stealth power" a president has. People accused Bush of being "the Great Deregulator" who deregulated the financial sector, allowing the melt down. Defenders of Bush counter by saying "what regulations did he remove?" The answer is NONE! He didn't deregulate by removing regulations. He "stealth deregulated" every regulatory agency by staffing them with people who didn't believe in regulations. He put Wall Street executives in charge of the SEC, who stayed in their offices playing with paper clips while Bernie Madoff and Goldman Sachs were fleecing their own customers, unchecked. He stacked the FDA with people who didn't believe in testing drugs or food, he stacked the EPA with people who believed in letting the oil industry ignore the environment etc... He stacked the Justice department with people who looked the other way while Texas re-districted their congressional seats, giving an advantage to Republicans. The list of partisan appointments that a president can make is pretty long. We can't afford to underestimate just how much damage could be done by a Republican president. Even one who is supposedly counterbalanced by a Democratic Congress.
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