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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    ............ Or you wanted me to address his ad hominem comments about "the left"?
    Which "hominem" is "the Left" ? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wouldn't that depend on how much value the independents place on steamlining the federal government to make it easier and quicker for businesses to get the permits and the help they need, while reducing redundancy and costs?
    This has actually become almost comical, if it weren't so tragic.

    Saving $3 billion over 10 years, while the government spends much more than that in one day, is now called "streamlining the government"!

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This has actually become almost comical, if it weren't so tragic.

    Saving $3 billion over 10 years, while the government spends much more than that in one day, is now called "streamlining the government"!
    Yeah, a billion here and a billion there -- soon you're talking about real money.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yeah, a billion here and a billion there -- soon you're talking about real money.
    They refuse to talk real money Adam. They utterly refuse. When you dying of dehydration, one drop in the proverbial bucket isn't going to save your life. We need it to rain now.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yeah, a billion here and a billion there -- soon you're talking about real money.
    No, not at all. You'd have to be discussing a trillion here and a trillion there before any serious intent was evident.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    They refuse to talk real money Adam. They utterly refuse. When you dying of dehydration, one drop in the proverbial bucket isn't going to save your life. We need it to rain now.
    If you're talking about Republicans, I agree. Democrats offered to cut the defict by more than several trillion dollars and were rebuffed. :shrugs:

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    If you're talking about Republicans, I agree. Democrats offered to cut the defict by more than several trillion dollars and were rebuffed. :shrugs:
    So partisan.
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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Do you have any authority for that?
    I personally have no authority at all. Congress had no authority under the Constitution.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    You do know Congress still votes on the measures right? They aren't writing him a blank check to do whatever he wants.
    Hmm... I seem to recall another 1.2 Trillion in deficit spending approved coming up. If that's not a blank check, I don't know what is.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Hmm... I seem to recall another 1.2 Trillion in deficit spending approved coming up. If that's not a blank check, I don't know what is.
    That has nothing to do with the power to consolidate agencies and it's not a blank check. It was a pre-approved debt limit increase.
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