issues EO 13583 and assumes the right
One Obama beneficiary of taxpayer dollars, Solyndra, was denied a government loan during George W. Bush's presidency because Solyndra was so close to bankruptcy the Commerce Dept. believed they would go bankrupt even with a loan. Since George Kaiser, whose family was the largest shareholder in Solyndra, was an Obama bundler, a $535 million stimulus loan was granted to Solyndra by Commerce Secretary Steven Chu (after Solyndra executives made 20 visits to the White House). As the Bush-43 Administration predicted, Solyndra filed bankruptcy and closed their doors shortly after Obama did a photo op at their plant to show America the Solyndra success storywhat green energy companies can do with a little help from the taxpayers.
On Feb. 17, as Obama addressed America's entrepreneurswho actually invest their own money in their businessesthe reality of what Obama was up to began to become less opaque when he said, "...in the coming months my Administration will...merge, consolidate and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America. We want to start with the twelve agencies that deal with America's exports. If we want to help our businesses sell more goods around the world we should make sure we are all pulling in the same direction. And frankly, with all agencies in charge, no one's in charge. So we're going to fix that."
The only thing Barack Obama, like most charlatans, has excelled in since 2008, is meaningless rhetoric and double entendresnever clearly saying what he means, and never meaning what he says. To understand what he really meant when he was addressing the Chamber, you have to go back to Jan. 18, 2011 when he signed Executive Order 13563 and spoke of removing trade barriers under the UN's General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs [GATT], when he said "...the last barriers we're trying to remove...are outdated and unnecessary regulations..." [which actually protect the US businesses and industries] "...I've ordered a government-wide review, and if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth, we will fix them."
The US Small Business Administration published the entire text of Executive Order 13563, so if you want to read it, you will it there. But, not find it not a URL which appeared to designate the number of the Executive Order, 13563 but under www.sba.gov/advocacy/808/13797. The Executive Order, like most Executive Orders, begins with a lie: "By the power vested in me..." since the Constitution does not give the President nor anyone in the Executive Branch authority to legislate. Nor does it give the Executive Branch authority to levy fines since that is a function of the Judicial Branch. Executive Orders by the "boss" of the employees of the Executive Branch are legally interoffice memos from the "boss" to those same employeesnor to anyone in the Legislative Branch since while the President of the United States can veto laws enacted by Congress, the President is not the boss of Congress. In fact, when the President gives the State of the Union address each January, he is giving his job report to his "superiors"the citizens of the United States through the House of Representatives and to the States through the Senate. So, while he acts like he is, he is not giving marching orders to "his" troopshe's actually giving an oral report to his bosses. The person holding that office has simply either forgotten his role or thinks you don't understand it. And the guy working for us at the moment is someone, I'd be willing to bet, if he was working for you in your business, you'd have fired him a long time ago. By the way, the guy in the White House doesn't work for the House of Representatives. He works for the Senate. He is the advocate to the majority party in the US Senate to the other nations of the world. If you don't like his foreign policy positions, you start changing them by firing the party in power in the Senate.
If you examine the file (above) in Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," you will note something that should disturb you. On the left of the document (page 3821 of the Federal Register), Vol. 76, No. 14, dated Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, you will see the reference to Title 3. That means this Executive Order is now part of the US Code, under Title 3. It is the law of the land. Not one member of Congress on either side of the aisle saw it, read it, discussed it, or argued for or against it. No one asked the People's representatives or the State's agents if they wanted to be bound by this document. Barack Obama, acting in the role of dictator, illegally and unconstitutionally decreed it.
When a President issues an Executive Order, Presidential Proclamation, Presidential Decision Directive of any other executive directive that is published in the Congressional Record, it becomes law in 90-days if someone in the Legislative Branch does not object to it and bring the matter to the floor of Congress. This caveat was given to the Executive to act temporarily to resolve an impending crisis or the security interests of the United States. It was, in other words, a temporary stopgap measure. For example, when Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Presidential Proclamations 2038 and 2039 allowing him to seize all gold owned by every American and then close all of the nation's banks, he acted on an imagined national gold crisis and stole every ounce of gold owned by United States citizens. He had no legal authority to do so and should have been impeached for conducting the most massive theft of wealth in the history of the world. (By the way, do you buy and collect gold and silver coins? Have any pre-1934 gold coins? Where do you think they came from? Someone owned them before you got them. Someone back in 1933. They didn't sell them. Well, at least, not willingly. What did they get for those coins? The face value of the coin. Think about that when you hoard your gold coins, waiting for the monetary collapse we all know is coming. Because, what goes around comes around. Read Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obama has left no stone unturned in his quest to restore Social Security to solvencyat the expense of those who are supposed to be able to benefit from it.)
The Democratic Super Majority in the New Deal 73rd Congress rubber stamped the theft with by enacting the Emergency Banking Relief Act which legalized the theft and also legalized Roosevelt's "bank holiday," but it allowed FDR to unconstitutionally remove the nation's currency from the constitutionally-required gold standard. For a presidential executive order to become lawful, Congress must pass an Enabling Act to legalize an illegal dictate from the Executive.
As he signed Executive Order 13563, Obama said: "Our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness and job creation." Which, of course, is impossible since regulation is the enemy of economic growth, competitiveness and job creation. He continued, "it must be based on the best available science..." If the best available science are the idiots to have been crying the sky is falling and flatulating cows and sweaty fat women are the cause of global warming, then we're in real trouble because we're already had a taste of Obama's global warming scientists who somehow think the 52° temperature spike on Venus and the Martian ice caps melting is somehow a global warming problem not tied to the planet in between them. Global warming is caused 99.9% by the solar cycles of our sun. We are at the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24 which created some of the most extreme solar storms in 400 years. It peaked in 2010 with 260 sunspots. NASA and the ISES have already predicted that its very likely we will see 2 or 3 category 5 hurricanes before Solar Cycle 24 dies. The University Corporation of Atmospheric Research [UCAR] predicted in 2008 when I first wrote about as the cause of global warming, that Solar Cycle 24 would be 30% to 50% stronger than Solar Cycle 23 that gave birth to Hurricane Katrina. Yes, if the best available science are Gore's goons who are expecting to become the newest billionaires buying and selling carbon credits, we're all in trouble.
As you dig into Executive Order 13563, you will discover its real purpose is to seek global streamlining solutions centered on cooperation among nations dealing with trade and environmental issues as well as global healthcare and welfare issues. Section 1 of EO 13563 makes it clear that "...in an increasingly global economy, international regulatory competitiveness and job creation..." must be "...consistent with domestic law and prerogatives and US trade policy..."
"The regulatory approaches taken by foreign governments," 13563 continues, "may differ from those taken by the US regulatory agencies to address similar issues. In some cases, the differences between the regulatory approaches of US agencies and those of their foreign counterparts might not be necessary, and might impair the ability of American businesses to export and compete internationally in meeting shared challenges involving health, safety, labor, security, environmental, and other issues, international regulatory cooperation can identify approaches that are at least as protective as those that are or would be adopted in the absence of such cooperation. International regulatory cooperation can also reduce, eliminate, or prevent unnecessary differences in regulatory requirements."
Let's just sidestep the BS without stepping in it and cut to the chase. What Obama wants to do is simply adopt all of the regulations in effect in the European Union. And, of course since the EU has had such stellar success managing a multinational economy without any economic or financial crisis, why not? You can see from television news that the citizens of Europe are happy with their lot in life. If you asked a European, are you better off today than you were the day before your country joined the European Union, what do you think they would say?
But, with all that, what bothers me most about EO 13563 is the second paragraph from the end when it begins by saying: "...Accordingly, Executive Order 1353, among other things..." Nothing at the end of a legal document bothers me as much as those three words "...among other things..." since those other things simply aren't mentioned. What "among other things" means is that government can add any "other thing" they want in that vast chasm and it instantly becomes law.
Think about that as you ask yourself this question: Are you better off today than you were on Jan. 19, 2009the day before Barack Obama moved into the big white house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? If you aren't, don't blame George Bush even though that's who Obama is still trying to blame. Blame the Marxists. Communism didn't work in the Soviet Union, it sure didn't work in Cuba, and it won't work here. Well, for whatever it's worth, once again, you have my two cents worth on this subject. Until next time...