Obama signs “imperfect” spending bill

President Barack Obama, signed a bill today that he acknowledged was “imperfect,” while also insisting that this bill must signal an “end to the old way of doing business.”

“I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government,” Obama declared. “But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change.”

Well Mr. Obama… there’s this crazy thing called “Veto Power” that is bestowed upon the President of the United States.  What better way to make “far-reaching change,” then to veto a bad bill and send it back to the Legislature?  How does signing an “imperfect” bill initiate any change whatsoever?  If anything, such actions just further reinforce the status quo and the writing of sloppy, bloated, bills.

Quoting from Article 1. Section 7 of the United States Constitution:

“Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it…”

When exactly did it become OK for our leader to disregard the explicit instructions of the U.S. Constitution and the duties of the Presidency?  Did I miss something?  We do still use the U.S. Constitution here in America right?


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