By Mick Meaney
RINF Alternative News
According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Bush Administration has failed to execute the law in a number of Presidential signing statements, amounting to 30%.
The report found that President Bush issued 149 signing statements, 127 (85%) of which raised objection.
Again we see the power hungry Bush Administration behaving like they are above the law.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said “The Administration is thumbing its nose at the law. This study calls for an extensive review of these practices, something the Administration has so far refused to do.
“The White House cannot pick and choose which laws it follows and which it ignores. When a president signs a bill into law, the president signs the entire bill. The Administration cannot be in the business of cherry picking the laws it likes and the laws it doesn’t.
“GAO opinion underscores the fact that the Bush White House is constantly grabbing for more power, seeking to drive the people’s branch of government to the sidelines. Too often, the Bush Administration does what it wants, no matter the law. It says what it wants, no matter the facts. We must continue to demand accountability and openness from this White House to counter this power grab.”