Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Barack Obama - #4405 - Biden: The White House Readies 19 Executive Orders on Guns - Politico (2) VIDEO: Mark Levin Tears into Obama's 'Imperial' Presidency and his use of Executive Orders - 'What is This? - The Blaze (3) GOP Rep. Steve Stockman Threatens to Impeach Obama Over Gun Control - Washington Times (4) Obama's New Pay-per-Mile Scheme Would Boost Gasoline Taxes 250% - Washington Examiner

Biden: The White House Readies 19 Executive Orders on Guns - Politico - The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But Biden, who has been leading Obama’s task force on the response, spent two hours briefing a small group of sympathetic House Democrats on the road ahead in the latest White House outreach to invested groups. The focus on executive orders is the result of the White House and other Democrats acknowledging the political difficulty of enacting any new gun legislation, a topic Biden did not address in Monday’s meeting. The executive actions could include giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority to conduct national research on guns, more aggressive enforcement of existing gun laws and pushing for wider sharing of existing gun databases among federal and state agencies, members of Congress in the meeting said. Read more.....


(2) Mark Levin Tears into Obama's 'Imperial' Presidency and his use of Executive Orders - What is This? - The Blaze - Appearing on Fox News’ “America Live” on Monday, conservative radio host Mark Levin blasted President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders to further his agenda, saying the president believes he is no longer bound by the Constitution because he won reelection. “He keeps telling us he won reelection, congratulations,” Levin said. “But guess what? The Constitution wasn’t up for election…he has to comply with it too.” Levin went on to say that Obama has been “pushing the edge of the envelope” as far as his executive powers are concerned. He lamented his “unilateral action” on immigration, violation of the appointment clause, “trashing the commerce clause” under Obamacare and now he is threatening executive action over the Second Amendment. “What the hell is this? He was elected president, congratulations,” Levin added. “This guy makes Richard Nixon look like a man who followed the law all the time. I think we have an imperial president…he’s arrogant as hell and so I’m furious about this.” The Constitution, Levin explained, was not and is still not “up for grabs.” Read more..........

FINALLY.... SOMEONE MIGHT START IMPEACHMENT....
(3) Rep. Steve Stockman Threatens to Impeach Obama Over Gun Control - Washington Times - Rep. Stockman threatened on Monday to defund the White House and potentially file impeachment charges if President Obama pushes forward with gun control measures without congressional approval. The Texas Republican called Mr. Obama's plans to skirt Congress and implement some controls administratively "an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic." "I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment," Mr. Stockman said. Mr. Obama said at a press conference Monday that tracking data on guns that criminals use could be one item done administratively that would not have to go through Congress. But Mr. Stockman said such executive action is "an existential threat to this nation." "Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible," he said. "Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court." Read more..........

(4) Obama's New Pay-Per-Mile Scheme Would Boost Gasoline Taxes 250% - Washington Examiner -An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study. But without a tax increase, said the Government Accountability Office study, the government's highway fund is going to go dry. One reason the fund is going broke: President Obama's push for fuel efficient cars has resulted in better mileage, and fewer stops at the pump.  Read more........

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