Seeing the early morning news it looks like the WH is signalling that should the Congress continue acting like children and doesn’t come up with a new Relief Bill Before Recessing Trump will take executive action under his current authorities and make it happen via EO.
The Money has already been provided by congress along with great leeway in how it is used at the discretion of the POTUS and TS so I applaud this move.
Does that mean that it won’t include bailouts for bankrupt lib states who have misused funds that Pelosi and company are demanding? That explains the whining I’m starting to hear way off in the distance.
I really hope after the election Biden first reviews and cancels most EO’s and then congress passes laws limiting EO’s use in future.
They have gotten out of hand, Bush W, Obama, and Now Trump have all expanded and abused the use.
Even when I agree with the change I hate that EOs are what makes it happen.
I also theorize that it increases partisanship as the party in the white house has little need to negotiate at all since end of day, they can just have the President write a EO.
Then don’t use my comment to reply to a unrelated point.
I pointed out in the post you quoted I was against Obama expanding it.
I wasn’t here then, but I voiced it on my SM often then I liked the results but didn’t agree with the EO to do it
Article II, section 1 of the Constitution gives the power of Executive Order to the Executive Branch of Government so it would have to be an Amendment to the Constitution and not a legislative law by Congress.
EOs were suppose to be in emergencies, or like a memo to the depts telling them what to focus resources on.
A EO that says ICE should only focus on undocumented people who have committed crimes or a EO that says IRS should not focus on those that don’t pay a penalty for having health insurance is a fair use.
A EO saying that Undocumented workers who fit the critiera under DACA to stay or telling the IRS to reduce a payroll tax is beyond how to focus resources.
While the consitution grants EO powers, u believe, Congress could pass a law that defines a EO.
The real interesting thing here, I think, is that since Trump rammed through basically his entire agenda with EOs, the pushback isn’t going to be just reversing the EOs immediately. If the Dems take the presidency and the Senate, they will rescind them and then pass legislation to put things their way permanently.
Oh and use exactly what you’re saying as the reason.