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Obama Signs Bill Increasing Power of Appointments

Should we be happy it was an actual bill?

Lost in the hubbub last weekend over Rep. Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate was the fact that Obama signed a bill that eliminates the need to obtain Senate confirmation for about 170 executive branch posts: the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011. –Politico

Well this is kind of confusing. President Obama usually relies on regulations from his appointees to avoid Congressional approval and push his radicalism on the American people. Now he signs a bill from Congress giving him more power to avoid Congressional approval and push radicalism through his appointees. I wonder if the president thinks this is an example of democracy in progress? Does he expect us to be satisfied with whatever crumbs of democratic procedure he has left us?

For all our sakes, let’s hope Mitt Romney is the man making these appointments.


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