Posted by: theheartlander | April 16, 2011

Obama gives a middle-finger salute to Congress, keeps his unconstitutional “czars”

It’s getting hard to keep count of how many times Barack Obama has violated his oath to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.

From Weasel Zippers: [emphasis added]

Let me get this straight, he strikes a deal, then turns around and issues a signing statement that he won’t abide by the section defunding his czars? Shame on you Boehner for trying to come to agreement with this thug.

President Obama signed into law on Friday the hard-fought legislation to fund government and keep it running through the end of September.

The president signed the legislation based on the deal he negotiated last week with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that cuts nearly $40 billion from the government through the end of this fiscal years and advances several policy goals.

But Obama took the key step of issuing a signing statement, a declaration of constitutional interpretation by a president of legislation he or she might sign into law. It essentially notified lawmakers that he would not abide by the section of the law defunding the establishment of so-called “czars.”

Obama has employed a good number of these informal policy advisers who aren’t subject to Senate confirmation, drawing the ire of congressional Republicans and prompting them to include in their spending bill a provision barring the use of federal funds for czars.

Once again, when something doesn’t go the way Obama likes, he simply does an end run around it. He’s above the law, don’t you see?

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