I suggest Fisher update his resume because Jeff Bezos ain't gonna like the truth slipping into his newspaper.
The headline read:
Donald Trump and the expanding power of the presidencyNotice Hillary Clinton's promises were not mentioned.
But in the story, Fisher wrote:
But scholars of the presidency say that Barack Obama, George W. Bush and their predecessors have added so many powers to the White House toolbox that a President Trump could fulfill many of his promises legally — and virtually unchecked by a Congress that has proven incapable of mustering much pushback for decades.
“Every president expands the power of the presidency,” said Neal Devins, a law professor at the College of William and Mary. “This is a constant pattern. They never shrink the presidency. A President Trump could say, ‘I’m going to use the Obama playbook’ and go pretty far. The difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not going to be one of lawlessness but of the policies they pursue.”
Plenty of politicians have pledged wholesale, game-changing shifts in policy, but Trump’s hot rhetoric stands out because his promises are rarely accompanied by details on how he might implement his initiatives. He doesn’t say how he might punish companies that ship jobs overseas, or how he would get Mexico to pay for a border wall, or how he would impose a ban on Muslims entering the country. He says he will make it happen — “believe me.”The details of Obamacare were where in 2008?
Actually, the big problem for Americans is not the imperial presidency but the imperial bureaucracy. You can fire a president, but you cannot fire the nutballs at the EPA who hauled a chicken farmer into court because her hens's feathers got in rainwater, which somehow fouled the Chesapeake Bay.
That story had a happy ending.
When Hillary says she will make wholesale changes in Social Security, no one in Washington demands that she get congressional action.
If it were not for double standards, Washington would have no standards at all.
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