According to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressional Democrats shouldn’t be worrying about working together to create meaningful laws. Instead, they should be helping the President create executive orders:
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TEXAS) said that the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.”
“We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” the Texas congresswoman said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength,” Jackson said Jan. 29 at a press conference where she and fellow Democrats launched the Full Employment Caucus.
“In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders — draft them, of course — and ask the president to stand with us on full employment,” Jackson Lee added.
In other words, Jackson Lee wants to forget about the legislative process and our nation’s system of checks and balances. Instead, she wants to spend her time brainstorming ways for the President to go around Congress. Brilliant.
What she fails to understand is the division of powers! Congress does not write executive orders FOOL, that is left up to the President!