As part of the budget deal, the White House agreed to defund four of Obama's czars. Now the deal is done, President Obama is breaking his part of the deal and keeping the czars by issuing a signing statement. President Obama is a liar and a fraud. Let's hope John Boehner has learned from this experience.
(The Hill) — In selling this week’s spending cut vote to his members, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) touted the fact that he was able to get the White House to agree to a rider defunding four “czars.”In a flaming hypocrisy alert, Candidate Barack Obama promised he would not use signing statements and waxed on for minutes about how signing statements are unconstitutional and how he strongly disagreed with Bush using them. Here is the video.
Obama pulled the rug out from under that provision on Friday by issuing a signing statement that said in accordance with the separation of powers he will continue to employ advisers as he sees fit.
Boehner’s office is not surprised Obama found a way to circumvent Congress, according to a staffer.