The Imperial Presidency

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Mon, Mar 2, 2015 - 7:38pm

After finding no resistance to his "executive action" on such issues as illegal immigration and ammunition sales, President Woody II is about to boldly go in a direction we should have expected all along.

No, were not talking about martial law...yet. Instead, at today's daily White House press briefing, we learned this:

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unilateral executive action.

"The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.

"Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of," Earnest continued. "But the president has asked his team to examine the array of executive authorities that are available to him to try to make progress on his goals. So I am not in a position to talk in any detail at this point, but the president is very interested in this avenue generally," Earnest finished.

Full link here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/conncarroll/2015/03/02/obama-very-interest...

So, there you have it. When there is no opposition...when the two political parties are simply differing wings of the same party...this is what you get. There is no "Constitution" and there are no silly, arcane notions such as "separation of powers" and "checks and balances". Instead, you have an imperial presidency, where the chief executive dictates by fiat and imposes his will, unhinged from the rule of law.

What does this have to do with the metals, you ask? Everything! Ownership of physical precious metal has always been...and always will be...an investment in your personal economic freedom. I urge you to acquire some/more today, before some future "executive action" takes away your right to do so.

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Swineflogger
Mar 4, 2015 - 3:14pm

@Mr. Fix: Thanks Again

I appreciate the time and the experiences. It is hard for a smug self-styled libertarian contrarian (speaking of myself) to get past inflexible normalcy bias. So easy to see in others. So hard to see in one's self. As the late great LN was fond of saying: May you live long and prosper.

EDIT: For some reason this morning it has been very difficult for me to log in to the site and impossible to save a blog post. And do it goes . . . .

lakedweller2
Mar 4, 2015 - 10:00am

Bush-Cheney-Obama Policies

If China and Russia adopted the above "lack of leadership" policies, then in order to protect themselves from the pending threat, they would do a preemptive strike on the US. Might be what the Oligarchs want. Don't have to take care of as many serfs.

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Mar 4, 2015 - 7:52am
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