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Just wondering if anyone here remembers that the Prez has no power to spend money. All spending originates in the House [aren't those guys mostly Repubs], and is authorized by Congress. The Prez can only make requests.
Monetary policy is set by The Fed which is a semi-private, independent agency.
I know that someone will be able to explain why BO is at fault for things the Congress and the Fed do .... is it because he's a Dem or Black or his middle name proves he is a Muslim ... oh yeah, and now he's gay too.
I love you guys ... you too Katy 'cause you are a generous person.
So what you are saying is that the Prez has no influence on congress and how they vote?
He never "urges congress" to pass any bill that involves spending hundreds of billions of dollars?
He never goes on the road to rally support for spending money on anything?
He never urges public pressure on congress to back his economic plans?
Not quite correct. Stop gap spending and reconcilliation bills can originate in the Senate. Since the administration in the past term did not present a budget and the House (yes Republican majority) generally decided to sit on their hands as a response; many bills came from Senate committees.
Hey somebody has to work!
According to certain conservative web sites he is, and everything else they can dream up that they don't like. Maybe they just forgot their medication. Heck, some Repubs were talking about impeachment before BO even started his second term .... I guess they were upset about the election.
Thank you for standing up for BO against the cliches and propaganda being posted here perpetrated by the right wingers. Next thing you know they will be blaming the weather on BO. He is a man of the greatest dignity, restraint and decency keeping his calm amidst the most vicious, lying and absurd attacks on every single statement he makes. You would think the way they jump on his every sentence that BO is deliberately trying to destroy America. The prize for destroying America has already been claimed by GW Bush who thinks everything is funny and is clueless regarding the damage he has done to the nation and to the hard working middle-class, now struggling to make ends meet, if they are fortunate enough to have a job.