Obama is asking Congress

And this could be one of your first opportunities to speak up and put this nonsensical rubbish to rest once and for all. It seems to us at American Age that the choice is overwhelmingly obvious. President Obama is not a profound leader by any means. He may have his politicking down to a science – but please does the country need strong leadership right now, or does it need a politician at the helm?

Like I said the decision is obvious. If someone can explain with a reasonable rate of assuredness why we should take the most prosperous nation in history off of the economic system that provided the way to such historic heights and place in the ho-hum of failing systems the world over, then I’m all ears.

America as a nation is quite young as nations, empires, and imperial regimes are judged. Most countries are far older with past histories of war and violent takeover of other nations for profit. Albeit America may want the world to be pinnacles of democracy, the fact remains that some nations just want to take their time with change – like perhaps a century or so given civil rights.

So let’s ask the question: How many ladies can we get to comment about how they appreciate women’s civil rights in Iran, Iraq, or all of the Islamic countries? Come on now, in America women’s suffrage lasted how many years? Moreover, were the populace at large and finally the government supportive of those changes?

This is a selected segue we hoped to achieve. Showing the political rhetoric spewing from Washington and the actions of President Obama, the politician and not the leader he needs to be.

President Obama is asking Congress for more power to shrink the federal government. The commander in chief proposed merging six trade and commerce agencies on Friday, a move analyst are interpreting as an attempt to quiet Republican critics who say Obama wants to balloon the government.

“The government we have is not the government we need,” Obama said in D.C. to a crowd of small business owners. “We live in a 21st century economy, but we’ve still got a government organized for the 20th century. Our economy has fundamentally changed – as has the world – but the government has not.” Analysts are analyzing – we just hold our position of why are you talking to small business owners about what you want?

Obama suggested combining the following agencies: the Commerce Department’s core business and trade functions, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corp. and the Trade and Development Agency.

Now before doing anything what a leader would do is to send the specifics of these agencies to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for full cost estimates while at the same time send the information over to the Government Accounting Agency (GAO) pursuant to if the agencies as they exist today are even needed. Obama still needs Congress’ okay before he can make restructuring changes.

If we may…just because somebody says something does not necessarily mean the action will produce glamorous results. Obama has been long on promises that could not from the start be implemented. Like amnesty for starters. The real point we’re trying to make is anyone can send anything they like to the Congress; however, getting that action through Congress is exactly why it is there, when one considers the separation of powers.

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