Obama Lies on Signing Statements, Keeps Czars
Once upon a time, Barack Obama was an inexperienced US Senator who did things that weren't in the best interest of the country. Then he told a bunch of lies and was transformed into an inexperienced US President who does things that weren't in the best interest of the country. Here's one of the lies he told.
Then-Sen. Obama said he would “not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law.”
But that's what the president is doing with the new budget law he just negotiated and signed.
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.
During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama was quite critical of the Bush administration’s uses of signing statements telling the Boston Globe in 2007 that the “problem” with the Bush administration “is that it has attached signing statements to legislation in an effort to change the meaning of the legislation, to avoid enforcing certain provisions of the legislation that the President does not like, and to raise implausible or dubious constitutional objections to the legislation.”
The president has taken become an insidious force in our society.