George Soros the ex-Nazi (can you ever be an ex-Nazi?) and overall bad guy openly and blatantly shows us today that he owns Obama and the Democrat Party.
Soros’ “Center for American Progress” released a report today which illustrates and defines the way Obama can “fundamentally transform” America in 30 Executive actions.
The abominable report is posted as follows with the link to his site for further review. When you, dear reader are finished at his site, it might be time to pull out the Rosary and pray for our future here in America. It’s THAT bad.
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Here, reader, is YOUR opportunity to be recognized and counted as being AlwaysCatholic. Read this report. Send an email to Soros and his Center for American Progress. Send a copy to the Bishops Conference and ask your Bishop, what can be done about a man who spews evil and is using his wealth and power to control our lives. See if you get an answer. I doubt it.
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Here is a summary of the report from Soros’ site, the pdf file is at the link at the end of this piece. Go to the site. Read the full report for yourself. Now it’s time to do the right thing.
The Power of the President
Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change
A podium bears the seal of the President of the United States.
SOURCE: AP/J. Scott Applewhite/em>
By the Center for American Progress Staff and Senior Fellows, Compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell | November 16, 2010
Introduction and summary
Concentrating on executive powers presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage. Instead, the administration can focus on the president’s ability to deliver results for the American people on the things that matter most to them:
* Job creation and economic competitiveness
* Educational excellence
* A clean energy future and energy independence
* Quality affordable health care
* Consumer protection
* The home foreclosure crisis
* Accountable government delivering results at lower cost
* Sustainable security for the nation
In addition, the key legislative accomplishments of President Obama’s first two years in office, most notably health care and financial reform, now need to be implemented effectively. Both the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act require hundreds of separate rule- makings and other agency actions to implement the legislative framework.
The public has made clear its disgust with Washington’s ways—the same sentiment that helped to bring President Obama to office. It would be a welcome relief from watching legislative maneuvering to see the work of a strong executive who is managing the business of the country through troubled times, doing more with less, each day working to create a stronger economy and a more effective government.
The Obama administration, of course, is already using the capacity of the presidency to drive change in the public and private sector. For example, it promoted the forma1tion of Skills for America’s Future, a new public-private initiative in support of the president’s goal of 5 million more community college graduates and certificates by 2020. At the recent White House Community College Summit, convened by Dr. Jill Biden, industry, labor unions, community colleges, and other training providers made commitments to help put this initiative into action.
Similarly, President Obama’s recent trip to India provided an opportunity for him to win agreements that will bring significant economic benefits to U.S. firms and American workers. Trade transactions were announced or showcased, exceeding $14.9 billion in total value with $9.5 billion in U.S. export content, supporting an estimated 53,670 U.S. jobs in the production of aircraft, energy generation equipment, advanced machinery, and telecommunications services, among others.
There is much more the president can do. The list below of ideas from the Center for American Progress’s policy experts offers just some of the many possible actions the administration can take using existing authority to move the country forward.
Specifically, in the energy and environmental arena, the president can:
* Reduce oil imports and make progress toward energy independence.
* Progress toward reducing greenhouse gas pollution by 17 percent by 2020.
* Conserve federal lands for future generations.
* Manage public lands to support a balanced energy strategy.
* Convene and engage hunters and anglers in the development of a fish and wildlife climate adaptation plan.
* Generate solar energy on U.S. Air Force hangar roofs.
On the domestic economic policy front, President Obama can:
* Direct an assessment, strategy, and new policy development to promote U.S. competitiveness.
* Launch the new consumer financial protection bureau with an aggressive agenda to protect and empower consumers.
* Increase the capacity of small businesses to expand hiring and purchases by accelerating the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act.
* Promote automatic mediation to avoid foreclosure where possible and speed resolution.
* Create a web portal to empower housing counselors, reduce burdens on lenders, and speed up home mortgage modifications.
* Help stabilize home values and communities by turning “shadow REO” housing inventory into “scattered site” rental housing.
* Promote practices that support working families.
Elsewhere on the domestic policy front, the Obama administration can:
* Partner with the private sector in health care payment reform.
* Focus on health care prevention in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
* Streamline and simplify access to federal antipoverty programs.
* Replace costly, inhumane immigration detention policies with equally effective measures.
In the education policy arena, the president can:
* Launch an “educational productivity” initiative to help school districts spend every dollar wisely to best prepare our children for the 21st century.
* Ensure students can compare financial aid offers from different postsecondary institutions.
* Improve the quality, standards, and productivity of postsecondary education.
In improving the performance of the federal government, the president can:
* Scrutinize federal spending programs and tax expenditures to achieve greater returns on public investment.
* Build the next-generation Recovery.gov web site to track all public expenditures and performance in real time.
* Use new information technology for faster, more transparent freedom of information.
* Create a virtual U.S. statistical agency.
* Collect data on lesbian ,gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans in federal data surveys.
And in the foreign policy and national security arena, the president and his administration can:
* Rebalance our Afghanistan strategy with greater emphasis on political and diplomatic progress.
* Promote domestic revenue generation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
* Appoint a special envoy for the Horn of Africa and the southwest Arabian Peninsula region.
* Appoint a special commission to assess contracting practices in national security and foreign affairs.
* Use executive branch authority to mitigate the impact of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy if Congress does not repeal it.
* Redouble support for Palestinian state- and institution-building efforts.
* Pursue dual-track policy on Iran while sharpening focus on Iranian human rights issues.
* Reinvigorate the U.S.-Turkey strategic alliance. Develop a comprehensive policy on the Russia-Georgia conflict.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the important policy objectives President Obama can pursue over the next two years, but it illustrates the range of important executive branch work beyond proposing and negotiating legislation.
Statement from John D. Podesta
November 15, 2010
In the aftermath of this month’s midterm congressional elections, pundits and politicians across the ideological spectrum are focusing on how difficult it will be for President Barack Obama to advance his policy priorities through Congress. Predictions of stalemate abound. And some debate whether the administration should tack to the left or to the center and compromise with or confront the new House leadership.
As a former White House chief of staff, I believe those to be the wrong preoccupations. President Obama’s ability to govern the country as chief executive presents an opportunity to demonstrate strength, resolve, and a capacity to get things done on a host of pressing challenges of importance to the public and our economy. Progress, not positioning, is what the public wants and deserves.
The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through:
* Executive orders
* Agency management
* Convening and creating public-private partnerships
* Commanding the armed forces
The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated. President Bush, for example, faced a divided Congress throughout most of his term in office, yet few can doubt his ability to craft a unique and deeply conservative agenda using every aspect of the policymaking apparatus at his disposal. And, after his party lost control of Congress in 1994, President Clinton used executive authority and convening power to make significant progressive change. For instance, he protected more great spaces in the lower 48 states than any president since Theodore Roosevelt, established for the first time significant protections for Americans’ medical privacy, and urged the creation of the Welfare-to-Work Partnership that enlisted the help of 20,000 businesses in moving more than 1 million welfare recipients into the workforce.
The upshot: Congressional gridlock does not mean the federal government stands still. This administration has a similar opportunity to use available executive authorities while also working with Congress where possible. At the Center for American Progress, we look forward to our nation continuing to make progress.
Link to Soros’ Center for American Progress and the pdf file of the above mentioned report: The Power of the President
Podesta calls on Obama to circumvent Congress
Former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta, now the head of the Center for American Progress, called on President Obama to push forward with his agenda using federal agencies and executive branch power Tuesday, even though Democrats were dealt a blow in the recent midterm elections. Podesta said the American people want the president to move forward with his agenda.
“I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Podesta said. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use all levels of his power and authority to move the country forward.”
Citing his experience in Clinton’s White House after the GOP House takeover of 1994, Podesta said Obama’s administration “can and should take” the specific measures detailed in a report released by the Center for American Progress, [see article above] utilizing all the tools at its disposal to circumvent Congress in a way to keep his agenda moving forward.
“One of the best ways for the Obama administration to achieve results of that nature, in the short term, is through substantial executive authority to make and implement policy,” Podesta said. “As noted in the Constitution and the laws of the United States give the president the ability and the responsibility to act as the chief executive using authorities granted to all presidents such as executive orders, rule-makings, agency management and public-private partnerships.”
Even though he said that he disagreed with why former President George W. Bush went about using them, he defended how the former president used executive actions in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.
“No one can doubt that President Bush, also, when he took office in 2001, made extensive use of his executive authorities,” Podesta said. “Sometimes I agreed with it, often I didn’t, but he was able to move the policy agenda forward using executive authority.”
In an April 2005 speech about the importance of checks and balances in government, however, Podesta opposed the president expanding his executive boundaries.
“I’m convinced that Americans want the president and the Congress to work together to ensure that judges who populate the federal bench and who serve with life tenure are highly qualified men and women whose views are within the constitutional mainstream,” Podesta said in the April 2005 speech, according to a transcript obtained by The Daily Caller. “The filibuster is a means towards that end. Why? Because it encourages presidents to consult with the Senate and to name moderate, mainstream nominees who will judge cases fairly and without bias, and who will have no difficulty garnering the votes of 60 senators that they need to be confirmed. By removing the safeguard offered by the filibuster, the nuclear option would seriously and perhaps irreparably damage an institution that has functioned since its inception under customs and traditions that ensure an atmosphere of careful deliberation and mutual respect.”
Podesta’s staff wouldn’t return TheDC’s request for comment on his change of heart regarding the president’s use of executive power.