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Let's talk page story this morning that says that the president plans to flex is executive powers -- so to speak.
To bypass congress when necessary to push through the things -- wants to accomplish in fact several aides according to that story.
Say that the Obama administration's when he can't wait strategy which came in basically back in the fall is fired up and ready to go for a second term.
And that has raised some concerns with something congressman Peter Robb Simmons joins me now he's the chief deputy wet.
Also co chair of the house energy action team congress to welcome you good morning to you from -- not a good thing having this morning.
So you know when you take a look at this you look at the history of the president's.
Work with congress and he was criticized really for sort of leaving all of the worked -- on health care to be hammered out congress -- criticism was leveled at him when it came to the stimulus package.
As a perhaps he looks at those -- -- and says you know what I'm better off when I find -- -- is legal way is to do things through executive powers.
Well I think the president has really been.
Very disappointing and how he's approach there's the -- the country gave them.
An overwhelming vote of confidence when he won a big election in 2008.
That's been well documented and well discussed.
And for two years he had open field running with no restraining influence whatsoever essentially.
To move forward with the agenda and he passed health care stimulus tried to do cap and trade.
And all of these large spending moves and then the country said.
Hold on a minute.
This isn't what we signed up for and a very much in very clearly said we want to move in a different direction and rather than listening to the public I would argue.
The president has said look I really don't care what the results are the 2010 election.
I'm gonna continue to move forward with an agenda that seems to be more and more and more.
Out of step and so what does he do he he criticizes a coequal branch of government the United States Supreme Court.
And basically admonishes them and said there's no way they can strike down.
His signature health care law because they wouldn't dare think it's unconstitutional.
And I think what he's what what he's not doing is being tempered in restrained by the election results of twenty tan and instead he's just continued to move forward on an agenda.
That is seemingly more and more and more out of touch and is under performing from an economic point of view.
-- we look at some of the things they're outlined in this piece this morning of what happened when that we can't wait strategy first kind of kicked again.
Creating jobs for veterans was a program that came through that preventing drug shortages raising fuel economy standards.
That's just a couple of the things on the -- what are you concerned about what do you think is at the top of his agenda effort similar kinds of executive powers action.
Well so you look at gasoline within within a half a mile of the studio here in Chicago.
Gas is about four dollars and fifty cents a gallon the president is not used any of executive authority.
To lower gas prices which -- things that are really inextricably linked to long term economic prosperity how are you telling you -- How.
All I think it's very simple I think what you do is you don't slow walk permits -- accelerate permits.
For oil and gas exploration.
Off of the coast and in the mountain west you Begin to communicate a far different energy agenda.
Then that is saying yes to Solyndra and -- -- the Keystone Pipeline be the president has made a decision as it relates to energy.
To really cater to a very fringe.
Narrow group -- is environmental base as opposed to focusing in on energy policy.
That is good for the country at large so I'm not overstating what the president is able to do.
On energy -- I am saying is.
He can lead and he can create an environment where exploration and the supply side of things.
Is perceived more openly and more warmly within the administration and they're being passive aggressive.
That bass and it's not helpful and I think the president would be wise in my view.
To listen carefully to what the voters said in 2010 the exact same independent voters that voted for President Obama.
In 2000 -- Voted for a check and balance congress in 2010.
And what they really were saying in my opinion is.
You've got to live within your means and stop spending money you don't have and enough with these trillion dollar and that.
That's interesting take on that story this morning in the near times that congressman rocks and -- thank you very much I was.
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