Justice Dept says recent recess appointments legal

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 13, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    What comes around goes around, and you know what they say about paybacks. Obama is in trouble and will most likely loose his 2012 re-election bid. I'm sure the Republicans will follow his example.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    none of BO's policies have done ANYTHING to improve the economy.' - lost in DC | 4:10 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012

    Reply fact:

    **'Obama marks Iraq wars end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by DSNews - 12/14/11

    **'Obama to promote ways for veterans to find work' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/07/11

    **'Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets' - By Julie Pace - AP - Published by DSnews - 11/21/11

    **Employers add 200,000 jobs, jobless rate falls to 8.5% Msnbc 01/06/12

    **Consumers borrow more in Oct. as economy improves By Derek Kravitz AP Published by Dsnews 12/07/11

    **US job creation slow but increasing By Blaze Bullock Deseret News 01/05/12

    Unless the Republican party sabotages the US recovery AGAIN...

    **'Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11

    **'S&P warns it may downgrade U.S. credit rating' - By Martin Crutsinger - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/15/11

    **'Dow average plunges 513, worst drop since 2008' - By David K. Randall - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

    we should be fine.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    none of BO's policies have done ANYTHING to improve the economy. On the contrary, they have surpressed the recovery. In normal business cycles when you have a severe a decline, the recovery is much steeper. this so-called recovery has languished and been so shallow because of BO's policies.

    The economy is growing BECAUSE the repubs have prevented any more of BO's policies. Thanks for emphasizing the fact we have had better growth since they got control of the house in 2011 and have an effective filibuster in the senate.

    Pagan's talking points
    repubs BAD dems DIVINE

    Pagan, bush could not have signed TARP had it not been passed by the dem controlled congress. But let's give credit where credit is due. Paulson's use of TARP did more to stabilize the economy than anything BO did, so thank Paulson, bush, AND the dem congress.

    And BO increasing the debt more in 3 years than bush did in 8 is good? REALLY????

    I've provided articles verifying BO pulled out under the agreement bush signed, so talk about the pull-out from Iraq, but give credit where due - to president bush who signed the agreement. BO wanted to stay longer

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    @lost in DC: If Obama's economic policies are so "disastrous" then why is the economy growing? Face it, things are getting better despite the GOP's best efforts at stalling.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    'Republican obstruction is the last line of defense for the US economy against BO's disastrous policies.' - lost in DC | 12:41 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012

    Reply fact:

    **'Bush signs $700 billion (Wallstreet) bailout bill' - AP - Published by Denver Post - By Tom Raum - 10/03/08

    So, factually DOUBLING the national debt under x8 years of Republican leadership is 'good'....

    but x3 years of Obama ending the war in Iraq is 'bad.'

    **'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/27/10

    "The funds are separate from the $53 billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq." - Article

    Know the difference between Republican and Democratic polices...?

    I can at least name what they, are.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    Of course BO's justice department is going to say what BO did was legal. This article isn't worth the bytes it takes to publish it.

    hey pagan,
    there's a difference between non-recess recess appointments and filibusters.

    Republican obstruction is the last line of defense for the US economy against BO's disastrous policies. Thanks again for reminding us that we owe the repub senators a debt of gratitude.

    Oh, and BTW, calling BO's bill a JOBS bill does not make it one, just as calling Obamacare the Affordable Care Act has not reduced the cost of helth care one penny.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Jan. 12, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    The Department of Justice giving an opinion is like the Mayor of Chicago saying Chicago is the best city! Hmm, not very objective!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    Conservative talking point:

    'Obama lies! Obama lies!'

    'Justice Dept says recent recess appointments legal' - Title

    What could drive Obama to take these types of actions?

    "When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in 2007-2008." (From Republicans)

    **'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo - 01/27/10

    **Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill By Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 10/11/11

    **House GOP REJECTS 2-month payroll tax cut By Andrew Taylor AP Published by DSNews 12/20/11

    This last one LATER, changed.

    What could promp Obama to do this?

    Evident and clearly documented...

    Republican Obstruction to the US Economic recovery.