Thursday, January 26, 2012

Barack Obama - #3603 - Congressional Republicans Can and Must Force Obama's Hand on Keystone Pipeline - Redstate (2) VIDEO: Ed Meese: House Should Pass Resolution Condemning Obama for Unconstitutional Act - CNS News

Last week, Obama announced that he will deny the requisite permit to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that will cost thousands of jobs, billions in revenue from royalties, and cheaper products for all consumers. Even though Obama was required to issue the permit within 60 days of passage of the payroll tax deal last December, the text of the amendment (Title V) offered Obama the following loophole:  Despite the fact that TransCanada has spent over three years complying with regulations and sundry environmental impact studies, Obama still has the power to issue a faux report deeming the pipeline a risk to our environment. That is exactly what he will do this week.  This is yet another example of Republicans agreeing to pass a lousy bill on the credulous premise that there will be some ancillary benefit. It turns out that the entire rationale for passing the bill – forcing Obama’s hand on Keystone – was erroneously conceived.  It is not too late to force Obama’s hand on the pipeline. According to the latest CRS legal analysis, “[I]f Congress chose to assert its authority in the area of border crossing facilities, this would likely be considered within its Constitutionally enumerated authority to regulate foreign commerce.” ...........  In other words, Congress has plenary power to either absolutely force Obama to issue the permit or to issue it themselves.  The House should immediately pass Keystone legislation, either in a standalone bill or as part of other “must-pass” legislation. They should ship it off to the Senate and let the 23 Democrats who are up for election stand before their constituents and kill job creation. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of voters agree.  Read more.........

Ed Meese: House Should Pass Resolution Condemning Obama for Unconstitutional Act - CNS News - Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the U.S. House of Representatives should pass a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for acting unconstitutionally in appointing a director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate confirmation and when Congress was still in session. “I wish it would also be the Senate,” Meese told, “but that probably wouldn’t happen because of the fact that [it is] in Democrat hands. But the House of Representatives should pass a sense of the House resolution condemning the president for this, so that the people themselves will understand that he is doing an unconstitutional act.”  Even if you only listen to the first 4-5 minutes you will learn more facts why Obama's appointment of Cordray is unconstitutional and unprecedented.  Read more, watch video.

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