Skip to comments.Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar
Posted on 12/11/2013 2:41:09 PM PST by Sheapdog
Specializes in bypassing Congress to enact 'progressive change'
A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House.
The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President Obama for a year.
Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for American Progress. The new center bills itself as a research and grant-making organization founded to accelerate the closing of what it calls the income gap in the U.S. by fighting so-called income inequality.
The Times reported Podesta will help the White House on matters related to the health care law, administration organization and executive actions, with particular focus on so-called climate change issues, according to a person familiar with the plans.
Podesta is a long-time champion of the use of executive powers, including bypassing the legislative branch to enact progressive change.
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In November 2010, he co-authored a 48-page Center for American Progress paper titled The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.
The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy, wrote Podesta in the papers introduction.
These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through executive orders, rulemaking, agency management, convening and creating public-private partnerships, commanding the armed forces diplomacy.
Podesta stressed: The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
The paper states that on energy and environmental arena, the president can:
Reduce oil imports and make progress toward energy independence.
Progress toward reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 17 percent by 2020.
Conserve federal lands for future generations.
Manage public lands to support a balanced energy strategy.
Convene and engage hunters and anglers in the development of a fish and wildlife climate adaptation plan.
Generate solar energy on U.S. Air Force hangar roofs.On the domestic economic policy front, Podesta usges Obama to:
Direct an assessment, strategy, and new policy development to promote U.S. competitiveness.
Launch the new consumer financial protection bureau with an aggressive agenda to protect and empower consumers.
Increase the capacity of small businesses to expand hiring and purchases by accelerating the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act.
Promote automatic mediation to avoid foreclosure where possible and speed resolution.
Create a Web portal to empower housing counselors, reduce burdens on lenders and speed up home mortgage modifications.
Help stabilize home values and communities by turning shadow REO housing inventory into scattered site rental housing.
Promote practices that support working families.
On the domestic policy front, Podestas paper recommends that Obama:
Partner with the private sector in health care payment reform.
Focus on health care prevention in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Streamline and simplify access to federal antipoverty programs.
Replace costly, inhumane immigration detention policies with equally effective measures.
Regarding education policy, the paper states the president can:
Launch an educational productivity initiative to help school districts spend every dollar wisely to best prepare our children for the 21st century.
Ensure students can compare financial aid offers from different postsecondary institutions.
Improve the quality, standards and productivity of postsecondary education.
With regard to improving the performance of the federal government, the president can:
Scrutinize federal spending programs and tax expenditures to achieve greater returns on public investment.
Build the next-generation Recovery.gov website to track all public expenditures and performance in real time.
Use new information technology for faster, more transparent freedom of information.
Create a virtual U.S. statistical agency.
Collect data on lesbian ,gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in federal data surveys.
even a little more in the article
The camel’s back broke miles ago.
Waiting for the next @ss kicking.
None dare call it tyranny.
bought and paid for by the felon and ex-Nazi operative, George Soros
Podesta’s job will be to mop up the Hillary mess while the ‘Rats still have access to everything. Sandy Berger will take care of anything they miss.
:: The paper states that on energy and environmental arena, the president can ::
The US House of Representatives can and should respond, “Actions outlined in this document and any subsequent executive actions resting upon the same are ^of no effect^ on the American people.”
Simple and straight forward. Do they have the balls?
Tyranny. Clear as a bell. USA voted fir it twice in a row. Elections have consequences. Pray for America.
Who’s your daddy ?
The Audition (Goonland)
I just wish for once a high ranking and well placed traitor would emerge and turn on 0 and shake his administration upside down using their own tactics against them...: )
Podesta’s next assignment; remove 2nd and 22nd amendments...
I assume he’s there to manage the transition to the Clintons.
Eactly WHEN will those who are there to represent the people of this country stand up and do something to stop odumbo? WHEN, if ever?
Podesta....the HEAD RAT getting onto the SINKING SHIP!!! MAY you go down with it, you CREEP!!
That would have to be a DEMOCRAT and they are LL LIARS AND CHEATS THEMSELVES!!
These guys should be called by a more apropriate term. They are COMMISSARS.
These guys should be called by a more appropriate term. They are COMMISSARS.
If anyone can even get into a position to seriously contend with them - which is highly unlikely without already agreeing to go along with the plan and they were to take a serious stand they would likely be involved in a massive smear campaign or framed or eliminated. I think everyone is only too aware of this. It does seem crazy that no one is willing to really take a stand even if it means sacrificing their livelihood or honor and paying the ultimate price as some have in times past.
Podesta must have answered comrade obama’s “Scapegoat Wanted” ad.
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