And I Was Right…

With regard to this post.

This is from an article in The New York Times:

While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.

Congress is making itself irrelevant.  Eventually the Executive Branch will assume full law-making authority, and Congress will just be a rubber-stamp for legitimacy.  The American people have only themselves to blame: you cannot elect people into government when their goal is to destroy the government’s authority.

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2 responses to “And I Was Right…

  1. That kind of misses the point though of what I am saying. Yes, Congress theoretically can pull the purse strings, but inevitably at some point they will just ratify the Budget Office’s plan. As the President becomes more powerful, Congress will only be there for show, and the power of the purse is going to be more theoretical than actual.

    What I am saying is that soon the Executive Branch is going to completely circumvent Congress regardless of whatever power Congress is supposed to have.

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