Chuck Fleischmann comments on Obama appointments: "Complete disregard for checks and balances"

January 4, 2012
Press Release

CHATTANOOGA – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann commented on President Obama’s decision to appoint Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 3 others to the National Labor Relations Board, without consent.

“President Obama has shown complete disregard for checks and balances found within the Constitution and has made good on his promise to act as both legislator and executive. After campaigning as someone who promised to work across the aisle and against consolidating executive power, and after voters rejected his agenda in 2010, he has now decided on a re-election strategy that is completely opposite of what he promised in 2008. He is more concerned with having a boogeyman than he is in doing what is best for the country,” Fleischmann said.

“The President has decided to bypass Congress to continue his agenda of more government interference in private-sector business. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the National Labor Relations Board, have been and will be inhibitors to economic growth. This President’s solutions of nanny-state government continue to reach new heights and are bad for this country. I cannot express enough how vehemently opposed I am to his actions of bypassing Congress, and his actions to continue creating a more obtrusive federal government.”