Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Next time someone starts that "Obama hasn't used many Executive Orders" line,

show them this:
President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history — using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders.

When these two forms of directives are taken together, Obama is on track to take more high-level executive actions than any president since Harry Truman battled the "Do Nothing Congress" almost seven decades ago, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents.

Obama has issued executive orders to give federal employees the day after Christmas off, to impose economic sanctions and to determine how national secrets are classified. He's used presidential memoranda to make policy on gun control, immigration and labor regulations. Tuesday, he used a memorandum to declare Bristol Bay, Alaska, off-limits to oil and gas exploration.

Short version: "We skipped classes and studying to loot and bu- to protest about Ferguson and such, so it's not fair we should fail our tests!"  Response from school: "Bullshit."

That they even considered it isn't good, but at least they didn't cave.

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