Obama seeks Power to merge agencies:

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Pretty crafty. If the Republicans vote No to it, they will look like the party of Big Gov'ment, which will annoy their base. And if they vote Yes, they are giving their hated rival more powers, which will also annoy their voting base.

Say what you will about the POTUS, he's a good strategist.
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Look at the comments. They can spin it as him just playing politics and attacking the right and not actually trying to govern/compromise.

You need to stop using logic and start using hypocritical republican logic.

edited 13th Jan '12 9:45:32 AM by Thorn14

[up]Well, the comments on MSNBC are kind of ignorable - they get a ton of trolls. I hope that the average citizen doesn't share in their special blend of crazy.
Gunpla is amazing!
You have more faith in this country than I do then.
Thorn, I thought you were German...?

Eh, doesn't matter. I'm more worried about how the merges will go. Government agencies aren't exactly things you can just click together like legoes. This is going to cause a lot of problems as they try to sort everything out. Hopefully eventually things will function smoothly, but in the short term its going to look bad.
6 AceofSpades13th Jan 2012 09:55:42 AM , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Internet comments do not determine what the Republicans will actually do. The internet is full of word vomit, so I will generally ignore the comments.

In any case, it looks like Obama is telling the Republicans to put up or shut up.
7 johnnyfog13th Jan 2012 10:46:36 AM from the Zocalo , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said streamlining government was always a potentially good idea but expressed wariness about whether Obama's plan would really help [small business].

This makes total sense once you grasp that small business is a euphemism for something.
I'm a skeptical squirrel

Or once you realize that republicans dont give a flying horseshit about any business that isnt a multimillion dolar conglomerate.
9 Ramidel13th Jan 2012 11:40:11 AM , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
"Small business" is a euphemism for "big business."

edited 13th Jan '12 11:40:27 AM by Ramidel

Fiat justitia ruat caelum.

Pretty much. Their definition of "small business" is a multimillion dollar business that doesnt have 15 subsidiaries.

Actual small businesses dont pay billions of dollars in lobbying fees or have the money to give politicians a new car.
Or that the political scene in general is corrupt and regardless of what happens, big business wins.
There's no space in the name.
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