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President to Fill Medicare and Medicaid Post Without Senate Approval

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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President to Fill Medicare and Medicaid Post
Without Senate Approval




WASHINGTON
President Obama intends to bypass Congress and appoint Dr. Donald
Berwick to head Medicare and Medicaid, the White House announced
Tuesday -- filling the job while Congress is in recess to get around
Republican opposition that threatened to derail Berwick's confirmation.

Berwick's supporters say he is the right man in the right place at the
right time. But his opponents have lined up against him. They say that
while he may be a the highly respected doctor, he is also an outspoken
proponent of the British health care system, which they say is all wrong
for Americans.


www.foxnews.com...

[edit on 6-7-2010 by boondock-saint]




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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don't you just hate a tyrannical dictator
who can circumvent law whenever
he wishes??

Why don't we just send all congressmen/women
home as it don't matter what they say, the prez
is gonna do what he wants to do anyway.
Paying congress is a waste of money.

[edit on 6-7-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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seriously....

why is this joker not being impeached?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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So this is interesting.

Here is an article from Newsweek Mag on the appointed. Here

Here is his page at Harvard Here

But out of all of it, this bothers me, and makes me ill to read it



Berwick's critics have cited his statements about the need for health care to redistribute resources from the rich to the poor, and his favorable statements about the British health care systems (which they accuse of rationing care and "death panels"). They quote Berwick as saying, “It’s not a question of whether we will ration care. It is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” They point to statements such as, “Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional

Source

But I agree with the OP, aside from the guy who Obama is appointing, the fact he's doing it while no one can raise objection is quite scary, and underhanded.

Underhanded, but transparent.. Transparent in the sense that he is openly doing it when no one can refute it.,




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Isn't this his prerogative? I believe the past few presidents, at least, have done this. There are only a few jobs for which Congressional approval is mandated.

Damn...I just had another deja vu moment...and flashback to about 5 or 6 years ago....

[edit on 7/6/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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It is his perogative.

However, the congress has the right to object when they come in session.

And so the politics goes on....



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by Cygnis
But I agree with the OP, aside from the guy who Obama is appointing, the fact he's doing it while no one can raise objection is quite scary, and underhanded.

Underhanded, but transparent.. Transparent in the sense that he is openly doing it when no one can refute it.,



this kind of stuff is exactly how it happened
in 1913 when the Federal Reserve was created.
It was passed while most were in recess.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Is this going to be another czar? Checks and balances anyone? The President has no right to take special liberties to fill cabinet positions and departments with whom ever he likes and whenever he likes. There are other branches of government who are tasked with vetting and oversight of his appointees. President George Bush started using czar's quite often to get positions filled without congressional vetting. Moreover, he used the congressional recess for appointments as well.

I am seeing the President circumvent congress more and more as his presidency proceeds. Most of the time the American people have no idea who these people are? Who do they answer to if congress has not even conducted a hearing on their eligibility? No one seems to be saying anything about the underhanded deals made by the Executive Branch? Members of congress and even the MSM media talk about it in brief, but after awhile; it goes away. This phenomenon is becoming quite concerning.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
don't you just hate a tyrannical dictator
who can circumvent law whenever
he wishes??

Why don't we just send all congressmen/women
home as it don't matter what they say, the prez
is gonna do what he wants to do anyway.
Paying congress is a waste of money.

[edit on 6-7-2010 by boondock-saint]


A recess appointment is not illegal, it is a power given the president in the constitution. While we may not like it he isnt doing anything other presidents havent done numerous times before.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by Phedreus
A recess appointment is not illegal, it is a power given the president in the constitution.

ummmm

can you quote me that paragraph in the
Constitution please. thanks



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by xstealth
seriously....

why is this joker not being impeached?


Because that would be racist....

next line



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:42 AM
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I hope he keeps this dictatorship up. the more he pushes the more the people are going to push back. so...
keep signing executive orders..
keep ignoring the people...
because soon he will not be able to ignore us.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by xstealth
seriously....

why is this joker not being impeached?

I proposed that same thing here

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 07:40 AM
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What a sham! I hate when politicians use work-arounds and technicalities instead of abiding by the will of the people. This kind of thing is scandalous and while other Presidents have done the same thing, to include Bush W., it is still scandalous.

Presidents should only be doing this when they have no choice. This is why they are allowed to do it, just in case they need to appoint someone when Congress is not in session, however Presidents are now using this technique to on purpose. This government is corrupt, it's disgusting.

--airspoon



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by Phedreus
A recess appointment is not illegal, it is a power given the president in the constitution.

ummmm

can you quote me that paragraph in the
Constitution please. thanks


article II sec 2.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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ummmm

can you quote me that paragraph in the
Constitution please. thanks



The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.


Article II Section 2

Seems we can tell who hates the United States Constitution in this thread.

"THROW HIM OUT! I DON'T CARE IF IT'S IN THE CONSTITUTION HE SHOULDN'T USE IT, EVEN THOUGH OTHER PRESIDENTS BEFORE HIM USED IT!"

You guys crack me up!


[edit on 7/7/2010 by whatukno]




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