Did you know Obama has issued 100 less executive actions than Bush?

Posted by: discomfiting

Obama had about 182 E.O while Bush had 291. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.php

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1814Username says2014-07-03T18:39:25.1129509-05:00
Yeah, who really cares? The point is that basically nothing has changed with both Presidents in office. All the parties do is divide the masses. It is a classic military technique --- divide and conquer.
AdamLanza-AmericanHero says2014-07-03T18:57:33.8545818-05:00
@1814Username reminds me of what I do with your mother's legs
Subutai says2014-07-03T19:16:09.2716636-05:00
Might have something to do with the fact that Obama has only been in office for five and a half years.
discomfiting says2014-07-03T19:48:10.0717451-05:00
It's just to point out that Obama isn't abusing executive actions
Ameliamk1 says2014-07-03T19:48:45.7647763-05:00
Indeed, fewer does not mean less grievous. Having been an avid news watcher under Bush, very little mention was made of his executive orders because they were typically mundane or trivial; various operations and orders for weaponry and soldiers. Obama, meanwhile, is taking measures to create laws without the lawmakers, and combine the executive, legislative, and very possibly judicial branch. (He's yet to figure out how to overrule the supreme court. Perhaps he could do the Rooseveltian method of expanding the court and hiring yes-men.) Bush issued executive orders for efficiency and convenience, Obama for control and power.
discomfiting says2014-07-03T19:53:57.0956682-05:00
It's not like he can create laws or go try to do it through congress when republicans unilaterally shoot down his bills just to scream "obama isn't doing anything!" http://www.metroweekly.com/2014/06/obama-announces-executive-order-protecting-transgender-federal-employees/
barnesec says2014-07-04T11:51:07.5469586-05:00
Congress is entirely dysfunctional. Harry Reid "fills the tree" in the Senate, so Republicans can propose no amendments and the House passes the most radical bills it knows have no chance to pass the Senate. The last Congress was one of the least productive ever with number of bills passed and this one will be that all-time low. So Obama's moves unilaterally to go around the unproductive gridlock and gets skewered for it. It's hypocritical. Do your jobs. Stop working 3 day work weeks. Stop spending all your time fundraising at home. People always say Washington is out of touch. Congress needs to stay in Washington, go out and all get drunk together, build up some camaraderie, come up with some ideas.
Ameliamk1 says2014-07-04T14:29:59.4490734-05:00
Perhaps the Republican methods are underhanded or obstinate, but that does not justify, in my opinion, the transfer of legislative control to one very, very fallible man.
lannan13 says2014-07-05T12:59:14.1841784-05:00
Obama will still end up with more though.
barnesec says2014-07-08T21:30:10.2118826-05:00
@Ameliamk1 I wish you were joking. I suggest you look up presidential signing statements and Bush's use of them.

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