Thursday, August 9, 2012


GOP's King hints at plans to thwart administration
A member of Congress from Iowa, seeking re-election, has given a campaign stop audience in Iowa a hint about what he considers a possible solution for the laws and regulations that have been generated by the Obama administration: blanket repeal.
According to a report in the Messenger News, U.S. Rep. Steve King, who represents a portion of Iowa, made the suggestion this week at a stop in Humboldt.
He said he was thinking about introducing a bill, which if it became law, would repeal everything Obama has signed into law.
The issue arose as part of a conversation King, who is running against Democrat Christie Vilsack in the state’s 4th congressional district, was having over his plans to sue Obama over a White House decision to stop the deportation of some illegal immigrants.
“We’re going to defend the Constitution of the United States and the separation of powers,” King told the audience, according to the newspaper report, which estimated about 60 people were at the county fairgrounds event.
The legal action would address the executive order Obama issued to halt the deportation of illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before they were 17 – and are not yet 30. Several other qualifications would apply.
King told the audience while the administration has discretion about what cases to prosecute, the president “does not have the ability to grant blanket amnesty to entire classes of people.”
The report said he reiterated his opposition to Obamacare and the massive federal spending that Obama has instituted.
Among the various agenda items from Obama that have proven controversial are Obamacare, the biggest tax increase in U.S., history, the new advocacy for open homosexuality in the U.S. military, and others.