While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President has been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679:
Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign.
Like we have said here time and time again, with Obama you have to watch what the other hand is doing while being distracted by other Crisis’s elsewhere.
Here it comes as we all knew it would:
B a r a c k a c u s s t u s C a e s a r
From the: The Heritage Foundation
The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that require the consent of the Senate and establishes within the executive branch a Working Group on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations. Individuals nominated to senior executive offices suffer slow and detailed background investigations and mounds of duplicative paperwork before a President sends their nominations to the Senate. After nomination, many nominees suffer time-consuming inaction or time-consuming and excruciating action as the Senate proceeds (or does not) with consideration of the nomination. The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S. 679.
When the delegates of the states gathered in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and wrote the Constitution, they distributed the powers of the federal government among two Houses of Congress, a President, and a judiciary, and required in many cases that two of them work together to exercise a particular constitutional power. That separation of powers protects the liberties of the American people by preventing any one officer of the government from aggregating too much power.
The Framers of the Constitution did not give the President the kingly power to appoint the senior officers of the government by himself. Instead, they allowed the President to name an individual for a senior office, but then required the President to obtain the Senate’s consent before appointing the individual to office. Thus, they required the cooperation of the President and the Senate to put someone in high office.
Where is the Media and why aren’t they reporting on this?
From Voting American we read:
- Streamlining Our Freedom Away… S.679 Must Not Pass! (ladylibertysmuse.wordpress.com)
- “Bipartisan” doesn’t make S.679 right, just a two-partied wrong (ladylibertysmuse.wordpress.com)
- Senate Bill S679 giving Obama the Power of a Caesar/Dictator (votingamerican.wordpress.com)
- Your Senate is Voting to make Obama an American Caesar! (ireporters.wordpress.com)