Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Does anyone here disagree that Obama is using a tactic of deflecting the blame from the REAL people responsible for political purposes?
Obama has deflected attention to the credit 'crisis' and auto industry so that he can move unnoticed toward his three main goals: federalization of
health, education and energy.
Aside from funding TARP, Congress has played no role in any of this. Once they approve his budget "outline," he is free to "fill in the blanks"
with administrative (i.e., Executive) action.
Obama's EPA has already stepped ahead of Congress, declaring CO2 a pollutant subject to their regulation (e.g. cap-and-trade). Congress now has to
follow-on with appropriations, but Obama led the way.
His outline includes an estimated $600billion set-aside for a national health care plan. HHS, an Executive department, will draw up and administer the
program, not Congress.
Similarly, funding for a national K to College program will be funded without a clearly defined program in place. The Dept. of Education will set
standards that states will have little, if any, discretion over.
These will be funded, not by Congress, but by the carbon taxes that Obama, Chu, and Browner will assess.
Does anyone here disagree that many threads on ATS are, intentionally or unintentionally, disinformation because of an ignorance of
governmental structure and roles?
Ignorance or indifference. Many people feel detached from federal government because Congress is not held responsible. Although they held a 15%
approval rating going into the General Election, most Congressional incumbents kept their seats. That's not a sign of ignorance (people knew they
were doing a piss-poor job), but indifference (they didn't care enough to do anything about it).
(For further proof of the "indifference," just look at the grammar and spelling on ATS. I doubt so many people are capable of posting, imbedding
and linking yet ignorant of basic English, or Government/Civics.)
Few people anywhere, much less on ATS, pay attention to what Obama is doing
, despite Constitutional questions about his authority to do
so. Most people are fixated on what he is saying
Good example: State Dept. approves military arms and 'services' exports to Mexico. Mexican authorities sell imported arms to drug cartels. Gun
shows and gun shops get blamed for cartel bloodshed.
All cabinet-level posts are administrative/executive functions. They are funded in bulk by Congress, but create and enforce their own programs.
Congressional "oversight" is a rubber-stamp at best, enabling at worst.
Does anyone here disagree that the motto of ATS is "deny ignorance"?
Given the quality of recent threads and posts, I would say it's a motto only, and has no bearing on substance. Perhaps the mods are overwhelmed; I
don't think they are indifferent.