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Obama Ignores Congress – Again

Why do we even bother to have a Congress? It seems that Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama just does what he pleases. His latest action was, yesterday, to give $148 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

There are two things wrong with this scenario:

  1. Obama continues to bypass Congress. First, it was his “We can’t wait” program to get his way, to do what he pleased. He now cites “national security interests” as the reason for his most recent bypass. The memorandum that he signed can be read here. An Obama administration official said of the $148 million, it is “the most immediate and efficient means of helping the PA maintain and build the foundations of a viable, peaceful Palestinian state.” Obama made this “helping” gift despite section 3 of the Palestinian Accountability Act, which says “No funds available to any United States Government department or agency to carry out the provisions of chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for any fiscal year may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.”

  2. As of now (July 27, 2013) the US is in debt for over $16.7 trillion. That’s about $51,300 per person. So where does Obama get off giving money we don’t have to anyone, let alone the Palestinians? Obama, four months ago, gave $500 million to the PA, in addition to the $148 million yesterday.

The yearly cost of Congress is about $4 billion. We could save that money if we disbanded Congress. We might as well. We have an imperial president now, one that, when it’s convenient, bypasses Congress in order to get his own way.

But that’s just my opinion
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