Citizens for Strength & Security

Aug 15 2008

The Best Laid Economic Plans Part II: Barack Obama


Before you delve into this article, I wanted to make one thing clear about this issue, and it’s very important that everyone understand this. What we are talking about here, when you boil it down, are proposals for economic reform bills to be passed in Congress. It’s important to remember that the President has no authority to write law. As Jon Stewart wrote in “America: A Citizens Guide to Inaction“, “Though the President is very powerful, He cannot make laws. The president can suggest laws. The President can call individual congressmen and threaten, beg, and cajole them to make laws. The President can use the bully pulpit and appeal directly to the people to ask congress to make laws. The President can promise that if these congressmen pass the laws the President likes, he will make them a delicious sandwich. The President can hold his breath and pound his fist and threaten to run away, but the President cannot make laws. The President can observe a vexing situation that seems to run counter to common sense,