24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

White House on SOTU: Obama to Announce Executive Orders on Minimum Wage, Job Training, Retirement in Effort to Bypass Congress

President Barack Obama will lay out a strategy for getting around a divided Congress and boosting middle-class prosperity on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech that reflects scaled-back legislative ambitions after a difficult year.

Obama will make clear in his 9 p.m. address that he is willing to bypass U.S. lawmakers and go it alone in some areas by announcing a series of executive actions that do not require congressional approval.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • Sevo||

    Obo 1st has spoken! All bow to Ob 1st!

  • Sevo||

    Oh, and:
    "President Barack Obama will lay out a strategy for [...] boosting middle-class prosperity"

    Which is one more lie.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    He really thinks congress is just an inconvenience that can simply be stepped around. No co-equal branches, no checks and balances. So much for being a Constitutional scholar. What also gets me is Congress just putting up with it, both parties knowing they will get another chance for their chosen ones to be Emperor.

advertisement