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Was Obama An Imperial President?. . . . . Emma Hopkins.

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Was Obama an Imperial President? Emma Hopkins Williams Economics (2) 10 February 2017 Despite having a democracy or republic as the foundation of the country, America’s most prominent leaders including the president can still undermine the idea of reasonability, fairness, and democracy right under their noses. Former President Barack Obama was elected on November 4, 2008, sworn in on January 20, 2009, re-elected on November 6, 2012, and sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013. His last day in office was January 20, 2017. Obama’s presidency was full of many firsts: he is the first sitting president to publicly declare his support for same-sex marriage, … However, Obama’s presidency was not…show more content…
Not following a clear budget law is an example of Obama not faithfully executing the law. One of these budget laws is the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 which requires the president to submit a budget of the American Government “On or after the first Monday in January but not later than the first Monday in February of each year […] for the following fiscal year.” Obama displayed his unconstitutional ways when he submitted his budgets after the specific deadlines given. He illegally missed his first budget proposal for 2010 by 98 days, he illegally missed it again for 2012 by a week, he illegally missed the budget submission again for 2013 by a week, he illegally missed the submission for 2014 by two months and six days, and he illegally missed the budget proposal for 2015 by a month and one day. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 also requires the president to submit an additional summary of the budget before July 16 of each year for the same fiscal year as the ones previously mentioned. Obama again decided to not follow the clearly-worded law and displayed his unlawful behaviors by missing these deadlines as well as the January or February deadline: he unlawfully missed his first mid-session review for 2010
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