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      Again, Obama uses his hammer to protect the unions. He used tax money to bail out the Auto Workers and now he is withholding it to leverage the State. This is what happens when you send money and they dole it back to you as long as you do what they demand.

      Union Dispute Costing California Hundreds of Millions

      The federal government has withheld more than $500 million in funding to local California transportation agencies since January and could withhold $1.6 billion for the year as the result of a complaint filed by transit union members, losses that could cost the state tens of thousands of jobs.
      Union Dispute Costing California Hundreds of Millions | Washington Free Beacon

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        Another opinion:

        Can Obama write his own laws?

        As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.

        Traditionally — meaning before Barack Obama — that’s how laws were changed: We have a problem, we hold hearings, we find some new arrangement ratified by Congress and signed by the president.

        That was then. On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, a liberal in a hurry, ordered all U.S. attorneys to simply stop charging nonviolent, non-gang-related drug defendants with crimes that, while fitting the offense, carry mandatory sentences. Find some lesser, non-triggering charge. How might you do that? Withhold evidence— for example, the amount of dope involved.

        In other words, evade the law, by deceiving the court if necessary. “If the companies that I represent in federal criminal cases” did that, said former deputy attorney general George Terwilliger, “they could be charged with a felony.”
        and there's more.....


        Can Obama write his own laws?

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          The Law Means Nothing To This Administration:

          Idiot Big Brother

          On Thursday, the Washington Post’s revelation of thousands upon thousands of National Security Agency violations of both the law and supposed privacy protections included this fascinating detail:

          A “large number” of Americans had their telephone calls accidentally intercepted by the NSA when a top-secret order to eavesdrop on multiple phone lines for reasons of national security confused the international code for Egypt (20) with the area code for Washington (202).

          Seriously.
          Idiot Big Brother | National Review Online

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            Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
            Another opinion:

            Can Obama write his own laws?



            and there's more.....


            Can Obama write his own laws?
            Yea, the imperial presidency. Elections have consequences. There ya go. Hope you like it libbies.

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              Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
              The Law Means Nothing To This Administration:

              Idiot Big Brother



              Idiot Big Brother | National Review Online
              Just think. We now have entrusted like minded government bureaucrats with 1/6th of the economy and everyone's healthcare decisions.
              Brilliant! This is sure to end well.

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                FACE Act Abuse: Justice Dept. Suit Against Pro-Life Advocate Thrown Out

                The Wichita Police Department concluded “there was not a direct threat against” Dr. Means. The FBI also investigated the letter and Dillard. FBI Agent Sean Fitzgerald did not deny that he had told Dillard that the letter “was no big deal” and that he had recommended against a lawsuit. Indeed, he told the Justice Department that “there was nothing there, it’s not a threat.” Fitzgerald also told Dillard that the FBI in general was “frustrated by the suit … they felt this was undermining the trust and the relationships that they were trying to develop with people who were not extremists but were still pro-life.”
                PJ Media » FACE Act Abuse: Justice Dept. Suit Against Pro-Life Advocate Thrown Out

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                  Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation
                  Jackson has used private email accounts in possible violation of FOIA law

                  Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business.

                  Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source.
                  Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation | Washington Free Beacon

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                    Democrats sure seem to have a vested interest in voters not being required to prove they are eligible to vote.

                    DOJ to sue Texas over voter ID

                    Intervening in the redistricting case would enable the federal government to present evidence about the purpose and effect of the Texas redistricting plans. A federal court in Washington, D.C., has previously held that Texas failed to meet its burden of proving that its 2011 redistricting plans and its 2011 voter identification law were not discriminatory.
                    DOJ to sue Texas over voter ID - Texas Politics

                    So now, instead of the plaintiffs having to prove Texas is guilty of discrimination, Texas has to prove it isn't. The government can now allege you are guilty and you have to prove you aren't, rather than the other way around. That's must be one of the ways Obama wants to fundamentally change the country.

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                      Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Mainstream Conservative Views “Extremist”

                      (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying “hate groups.”
                      Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Mainstream Conservative Views

                      Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.

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                        IRS is targeting the American Legion with new set of guidelines

                        Read more: IRS targeting the American Legion with new set of guidelines | The Daily Caller

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                          Again, this administration breaks the law with impunity. They refused to follow their own Obamacare law and now they are breaking others at will. I think it is time for some serious impeachment discussions.

                          Court orders administration to follow nuclear waste law

                          Nowadays the federal government leavens its usual quotient of incompetence with large dollops of illegality. This is eliciting robust judicial rebukes, as when, last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia instructed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to stop “flouting the law.” Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said: “It is no overstatement to say that our constitutional system of separation of powers would be significantly altered if we were to allow executive and independent agencies to disregard federal law in the manner asserted in this case.”
                          Court orders administration to follow nuclear waste law

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                            U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems



                            U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems | NOLA.com

                            This Administration just can't seem to keep its nose out of the business of the states.

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                              Penalized: EPA Wrings Public Service Out of a Private Company

                              Penalized: EPA Wrings Public Service Out of a Private Company | CNS News

                              EPA is fining this business and forcing them to perform a public clean up that they had nothing to do with. The fines are for things that could have happened but didn't. The company mediated the alleged violations as soon as they were identified.

                              This is simple abuse of power and an example of the simply overbearing power of the Federal Government.

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                                The implementing mechanism is to be HUD's "discrimination database." This vehicle would in turn seek changes in (local) zoning ordinances, housing finance, infrastructure policy and transportation in order to remedy the alleged segregation. Note the Obama Administration's typical modus operandi: an aggressive federal power grab with few specifics on how it's all to go down in the real world of neighborhoods and communities. (If all this reminds you of Obamacare's reliance on an overarching regulatory bureaucracy, you are not alone.)

                                A further note: This latest administration initiative sounds remarkably similar to the (anti-redlining and easy credit) federal housing policies that fueled the subprime mortgage meltdown that ultimately caused the "worst economic crisis since the Great Depression" (per President Obama).

                                Some of you dismiss these programs as nanny state "hand-outs" from the federal government. Others see them as a "hand up" to the economically depressed. Regardless, at this point we simply do not know if the proposed rule will prove to be as draconian as conservatives are predicting or as helpful as liberals wish it to be. It's all about the implementation.

                                But this is what I do know. Many years ago in Arbutus, Bob and Nancy Ehrlich taught that God helps those who help themselves. They also impressed upon me the notion that people tend to appreciate what they earn far more than what they are given. Independently, but in the same moral vein, Martin Luther King was teaching a racially divided nation that the content of one's character is far more important than the color of one's skin.

                                All fundamental values to live by.

                                HUD latest vehicle for White House power grab - baltimoresun.com
                                A clear indication of a few things. One being that Obama is capable of only one way to enforce what he believes to be fair, which is "an aggressive federal power grab with few specifics" and a nanny state founded on liberal values as opposed to tried and true conservative values "God helps those who help themselves"

                                This leaves us with not so much class warfare, as a end in itself, but as a side effect in that it's only a means to pay for all of these new overreaching government power grabs and programs. What we do end up with is an ideological war between progressivism and conservatism. It is any wonder that we see and hear this type of rhetoric coming from Washington DC?

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