Thursday, January 05, 2012

Get Informed...

The Republicans have their panties in knots because President Obama made a recess appointment. Ohio's own Richard Cordray was appointed by President Obama " head the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Republicans blasted the move by Obama as constitutionally dubious, arguing that the Senate was in “pro forma session” and technically not in recess. Meanwhile, business groups, such as the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, expressed disappointment with the decision and said that Cordray’s authority as the consumer watchdog could ultimately be challenged in the courts.

For his part, Obama charged Republicans with foot-dragging on Cordray’s appointment of the agency tasked with oversight of non-bank financial companies.... (from TucsonCitizen).

A graphic shown on MSNBC from the Washington Post shows the number of recess appointment made by the last four Presidents:

Reagan = 240,  Clinton = 170,  G.W. Bush = 171, Obama = 32

Since the Republicans refused to even have a vote on Cordray, the President did what other Presidents before him had done---- he made a recess appointment.

>>>  Here is something that Rick Santorum, Republican presidential candidate wants to do that will knock your socks off---- Santorum wants to outlaw all birth control.


Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception during an interview with ABC News yesterday, saying, “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have.” overwhelming majority of Americans — virtually all women (more than 99 percent ) aged 15–44 have used at least one contraceptive method — rely on contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancies and limit the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases. In fact, the Guttmacher Institute estimates that contraceptive services provided at publicly funded clinics helped prevent almost two million unintended pregnancies. Without funding from Medicaid and Title X, “abortions occurring in the United States would be nearly two-thirds higher among women overall and among teens; the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women would nearly double.”

Would you vote for a person that wants to outlaw all birth control, even condoms?