Obama to ignore provisions of the Continuing Resolution

Errol Phillips
When the continuing Resolution Budget that was finally passed in the House and then the Senate and signed by Obama a couple of days ago, one of the provisions in that bill was the elimination of certain czars -- those unelected and unvetted heads of certain Departments.

But Obama took the key step of issuing what is called a  "signing statement,"  a declaration of constitutional interpretation by a President of legislation he or she might sign into law. It essentially notified lawmakers that he would not abide by the section of the law defunding the establishment of so-called "czars."  ABC's Jake Tapper reports:

One rider - Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions - or "czars." The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.

"The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority," he wrote. "The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President's ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

Therefore, the president wrote, "the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives."

In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don't think it's constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.

This Man-child is truly a shameless Con Man. What more evidence does any thinking person need.

Please click watch a You Tube Clip of Obama telling a crowd during the 2008 campaign what he thought about "signing statements:



When the continuing Resolution Budget that was finally passed in the House and then the Senate and signed by Obama a couple of days ago, one of the provisions in that bill was the elimination of certain czars -- those unelected and unvetted heads of certain Departments.

But Obama took the key step of issuing what is called a  "signing statement,"  a declaration of constitutional interpretation by a President of legislation he or she might sign into law. It essentially notified lawmakers that he would not abide by the section of the law defunding the establishment of so-called "czars."  ABC's Jake Tapper reports:

One rider - Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions - or "czars." The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.

"The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority," he wrote. "The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President's ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

Therefore, the president wrote, "the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives."

In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don't think it's constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.

This Man-child is truly a shameless Con Man. What more evidence does any thinking person need.

Please click watch a You Tube Clip of Obama telling a crowd during the 2008 campaign what he thought about "signing statements: