"I'm eager to work with all of you," Obama told the lawmakers gathered for the annual speech. "But America does not stand still - and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."
Obama's orders included a wage hike for federal contract workers, creation of a "starter savings account" to help millions of people save for retirement, and plans to establish new fuel efficiency standards for trucks.
Never mind that Obama, in a 2007 speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, said of George W. Bush
"These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power at home. We've paid a heavy price for having a president whose priority is expanding his own power."Abuse of Executive Power? Maybe you should look in the mirror.
Not only that, Obama vowed in a 2007 radio interview to investigate all of Bush's executive orders.
"...one of my first acts as president is going to be call in my new attorney general to review every single executive order that’s been issued... to overturn those that are undermining the Constitution, undermining our civil liberties, that are promoting this cockamamie theory of Unitary government, that says that somehow the executive branch does not need to obey the Constitution…uhh…and during that process of review, if it’s determined that laws have been broken, then obviously accountability would be part of my Attorney General’s job.Well, if we had a Congress and a Republican Party worth it's salt, they'd start investigations of Obama's abuses of power and file impeachment charges instead of threatening lawsuits. There's a Constitution to uphold, boys!