President Obama doesn’t need Congress, he has a pen and a phone! That’s what he said today during a meeting in the White House. He didn’t mention that he rarely picks up the phone to call members of Congress. I guess he believes that’s beneath him.
But one of the things I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need.
I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone, and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating. (Read More)
If he had ever held a real job he’d understand that you just can’t sign an order and magically create jobs.