By John Vibes
Obama makes revealing comments about his reliance on executive orders to pass unpopular laws
WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Earlier this week Obama had a public meeting with his cabinet in Washington, where he made it abundantly clear that he plans to take executive action to put many laws into place that may not be popular.
“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday.
Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”
“One of the things that I’m going to be talking to my Cabinet about is how do we use all the tools available to us, not just legislation, in order to advance a mission that I think unifies all Americans,” Obama said. “The belief that everybody’s got to take responsibility, everybody’s got to work hard, but if you do, that you can support a family and meet the kinds of obligations that you have to yourself and your family, but also to your communities and your neighbors.”
This attitude from Obama is typical exhibited by politicians and government. The attitude that they know best, and are just going to go ahead and do what they want, but “for the good of the country”, of course.
Obama is expected to announce changes to his surveillance initiative at a speech at the Justice Department on Friday .