Monday, June 9, 2014

One step closer to an imperial presidency?

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As Congress fiddles, Obama takes executive action to limit monthly student-loan repayments to 10% of income.

While I applaud the President's effort to give under-employed alumni some relief from the mortgages on their diplomas, I worry that Congressional gridlock will be the death of the Republic.  One can hardly blame a president for filling the power vacuum.  But not even --- or especially not --- the Tea Partiers want this to happen.  The Tea Party Congressmen believe that by always saying no they will paralyze the government, making it impotent.  This is backfiring, as Obama uses his executive prerogatives to circumvent the Tea Drinkers' obstructionism.  No winners here in the long run.
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