As I’m sure many others have, I’ve wondered on a number of occasions how Obama’s executive orders differ from his predecessors’. I was happy to see that a writer on the website of one of our friends decided to research the matter. He put together an excellent post, which we’re reposting below. One very interesting thing he found out was that Obama has issued fewer executive orders per year than: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Herbert Hoover (see the list at the bottom). In fact, the average number of executive orders per president (610) is about 4 times greater than Obama’s record to date (143). Not exactly the communist, Big Government crazy that some people make him out to be.
Anyway, for much more detail on Obama’s green executive orders, and how his executive orders compare to other presidents’, check out the post below.
President Obama has vowed that in the absence of congressional action, he will use his executive privileges to combat climate change. Some who are seeking a pretext to discredit the President have suggested that he is ruling by executive orders (EOs). However, President Obama has signed fewer EOs in…
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