Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.
“They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Podesta told reporters at a Monday press conference at the White House.*
And apparently, no one knows the law better, than John Podesta.
This is the same John Podesta who apparently believes visits to this planet by little green men from a far, far away galaxy should be investigated, because in his words, "its the law."
This is the same John Podesta, whose Center for American Progress, has been a refuge for many Obama Administration outcasts, such as Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones, and a lesser recognizable name, Louis Caldera, the man who took the fall for one of the Obama Administration's earliest fiascoes, when a Presidential aircraft used as Air Force One, buzzed New York City, sending residents screaming into the streets fearing another 9-11 terrorist action was under way.
This is the same John Podesta who was brought into the White House to act as a cheerleader for Barack Obama's Executive Order signing frenzy.
This now is the same John Podesta who displays characteristics of a giddy little high school girl about to make her debut at a the class prom. Flaunting past declarations made by this President that 'he has a pen and a phone,' and plans on using them to get his own way, no matter at what cost, and regardless of how much more damage he will inflict on this nation.
There are those who believe, far too many misinterpretations surround this so-called imperial power supposedly possessed by Obama.
'Executive orders would, on the surface, appear to have infinite endurance, however after taking a closer look, such decrees seem to be nothing more than huge 'ego boosters' for the sitting President, and can be completely nullified by any future President, or perhaps more importantly, by Congress--the legal mouthpiece, or representatives of the American people.
'Congress may revoke all or part of such an (executive) order by either directly repealing the order, or by removing the underlying authority upon which the action is predicated.'
'Additionally, Congress may also inhibit the implementation of an executive order by preventing funds from being used to implement the order..... or by directly denying funds to implement a particular section of an order.'**
If Congress doesn't tell EPA what not to do, is it okay for them to do it? Many Americans are asking, is the "EPA getting to make rules up as they go along because Congress didn't tell them they couldn't?"
Are the American people being 'stonewalled on this Administration's EPA climate policy?' As an example, 'a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee failed to draw much attendance, or seemingly much attention, at a planned marathon climate change hearing set for Sept. 18.
Of 13 federal officials requested to testify, 11 declined, leaving just the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy participating.
Predictably, Energy and Power Subcommittee leaders expressed disappointment at this turnout and the lack of information being provided on climate policy, which is a central feature of the administration's energy policy.'***
The United States Congress, by law, holds the purse strings of this nation's big time spending Executive, better known as Barack Hussein Obama, and the one big mystery seems to be, what is their motivation, or some would say, lack of motivation, to do their job, and stand up to this man who seems determined to destroy everything which identified this nation as a world leader for the past several hundred years.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -- Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945