UPDATE July 08,
Obama Draws Bipartisan Fire
The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over President Obama’s recess appointment of a key official to help implement his health care overhaul plan, facing a bipartisan torrent of criticism from lawmakers who said the move short-circuits the legislative-oversight process.
In tapping Harvard Medical School professor Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services while lawmakers are briefly out of town
Democratic chairman of the panel with jurisdiction over CMS expressed dismay with the decision.
“I’m troubled that, rather than going through the standard nomination process, Dr. Berwick was recess-appointed,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat. The Senate confirmation process, he added, is a check on executive power and “ensures that crucial questions are asked of the nominee – and answered.” SOURCE
Check this link if you really want to see why Obama bypassed congress:
Obama bypassing Congress
President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on patient care who’s drawn fire from the GOP, to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, the White House announced late Tuesday.
The appointment was to be made Wednesday, with lawmakers out of town for their annual July Fourth break, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said in a post on the White House blog. SOURCE
Obama bypassing congress again and we the people will remember all these things he’s done to push his agenda. November will be the time for pay back! Note that this was put out in the news tonight after congress had recessed!
Obama starts his rationing of our health care which will cut benefits to Americans on medicare. How can people vote for democrats that do such a thing to our parents and grand parents?
A Liberal view on Obama bypassing congress to appoint a socialist that will start rationing health care to senior citizen!
The single largest cost to the government of illegal immigration, according to the report, is an estimated $52 billion spent on schooling the children of illegals.
Berwick is also a partisan of state run health care, an advocate of government re-distribution of wealth and an ardent socialist, unless he was lying through his teeth when this clip was filmed.
Labor radical Craig Becker’s conflict-of-interest troubles: