Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked the Georgetown University law professor and regular contributor to MSNBC (not to mention, a strong supporter of Obama in the past):
“Professor Turley, the constitution, the system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. It’s about protecting the liberty of Americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. How does the president’s unilateral modification of act of Congress affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the liberty interests of the American people?“
Turley’s response was as blunt as it was astonishing:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch.
This Newtonian orbit that the three branches exist in is a delicate one but it is designed to prevent this type of concentration. There are two trends going on which should be of equal concern to all members of Congress. One is that we have had the radical expansion of presidential powers … we have what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked authority.
And with that trend we also have the continued rise of this fourth branch. We have agencies that are quite large that issue regulations. The Supreme Court said recently that agencies could actually define their own or interpret their own jurisdiction.
While Turley’s blunt warning is newsworthy, it is made even more so by the fact that he is generally regarded as a liberal. An Obama supporter, no less. Yet, the actions of Barack Obama go largely unchallenged by a “mainstream” media so desperate to see him and his agenda succeed.
What are the broader economic consequences of this developing reality?
Declining GDP. The Obama administration predicted 4.2% GDP growth in 2013. Earlier this year, that number had to be “corrected” by the Fed to 2.5%. The Congressional Budget Office just revised this figure again — to a meager 1.4%.
Unsustainable debt. “The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP.” (WSJ)
Taxes consumed by entitlements by 2049. “Regarding the most critical fiscal challenge of the day—the need to restructure Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—the President has once again taken a pass. By the middle of this century, these three programs and Obamacare will consume about 18 percent of GDP, soaking up all the historical average of federal tax revenue.” (Heritage)
Economy under threat by 2027. “At current spending rates, there will be no U.S. Economy by 2027… that’s the opinion of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, using the Obama Administration’s own numbers, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner doesn’t even bother to deny it.” (Bill Whittle)
Welfare spending is exploding while fewer people are able to shoulder the tax burden. As Baby Boomers retire, this situation will become even more difficult to grapple with.
The U.S. economy cannot continue to sustain these kind of debts, let alone the interest payments and the deteriorating currency needed to finance them. Voters should demand lower taxes, fewer regulations, and real welfare reform. If they don’t, then they are leading the nation to certain and avoidable financial ruin.
Charts from ZeroHedge. Image from Politifake.
Well, you just keep doing your share of helping the poor by paying your taxes. What a fraud, and liar you are!
For that job, $28,000! You really do have a problem with reading for meaning don't you. I take the mulligan back, your just lying again.
Of course you did. Matter fact you made it a 'New Topic' ! Just because I mentioned I do charity work you thought you would have fun saying I was bragging. Never said it was about me!! Your also lying that I was thinking charity solves the 'problem'. IT all helps!! God, your one UGLY person.
Never said that it would! Your the one who said feeding the poor and homeless was a joke and belittled me for my volunteer work. You also said you would tax Churches who also help the poor. You also said you help by paying your taxes, otherwise nothing else.
Aptfch Worldwide Salary
Aptfch Worldwide average salary is $28,000, median salary is $28,000 with a salary range from $28,000 to $28,000.
Aptfch Worldwide salaries are collected from government agencies and companies. Each salary is associated with a real job position. Aptfch Worldwide salary statistics is not exclusive and is for reference only. They are presented "as is" and updated regularly.
IF this is what your talking about, it's a USA job search engine that you can look up different jobs in any US location for salary averages. The $28,000 is for a job position in Richmand, Va. Has nothing to do with a general salary average world wide. My BBC did. 'World Bank" zero. I can give you a mulligan on this one!!
Already done that! World Bank has no such information. I posted BBC numbers. As you can't back up your make believe numbers obviously a lie.
'World Bank' has no such data, nor any means to search for it. Only by each country. I gave BBC numbers and that's far under your made up number.
Well, Google is a search engine in itself. You can of course look up anything on it and granted you can find some things not true, but in general it's the best means for correct information. It makes Craigie puke!!
PURE, never ever take anything that clown says at face value!! IF he can't provide a source to back it up, then you know he's lying!! Guaranteed.
You really have soft place in your heart for the poor don't you? You who think people donating their time to feed the homeless and poor is "a joke"!
You just keep getting caught up in your own web of lies. IF you make a statement as fact, you need to back it up besides 'your word' Your word, LOL that's a good joke.
With this stupid logic, how do you explain medicare paying on average 20% and less? What about medicaid? None of those government programs pay thing even close to 50%.
BBC March 2012 updated-
Another way of putting it is that the conversion to PPP dollars expresses how much it would cost you in the US to get the equivalent goods and services you can buy with your salary locally.
Let's put the world's average salary - in PPP dollars - of $1,480 a month, or almost $18,000 a year, in context:
It is less than half the average salary of the UK and the United States, where average monthly earnings are just over $3,000 a month, or around $37,000 a year
It is twice the average salary of Bulgaria, and the same as the average salary in Poland
The country at the bottom of the average earnings league is Tajikistan, where the average wage is about $2,700 a year - while the country out on top is Luxembourg with average earnings of around $48,000 a year
You might think that $1,480 a month, or $18,000 a year, is quite high. It comes to $75 a day for a 20-day working month - but it's well known that more than a third of the world's population lives on less than $2 a day. How can these two views of global incomes add up?
No reasoning with a mental #$%$ liberal. Go back in your closet and read your Karl Marx over again for a night cap.