The Washington Examiner is reporting today on President Obama’s internet hornswoggle, and the lawmakers who assert that what he has done is illegal.
A federal government agency has been illegally spending taxpayer money to develop a plan to transfer control of the Internet away from the U.S. government, according to a pair of top Republicans.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, echoed other lawmakers who fear that the impending transfer will allow foreign governments with a history of human rights abuses to gain influence over the management of the Internet.
In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Goodlatte and Grassley offered their legal objections to the transfer of funds.
“[I]t is a violation of federal law for an officer or employee of the United States government ‘to make or authorize an expenditure or obligation exceeding an amount available in an appropriation or fund for the expenditure or obligation,'” Goodlatte and Grassley wrote in a Monday letter to NTIA assistant secretary Lawrence Strickling. “It is troubling that NTIA appears to have taken these actions in violation of this prohibition.”
It appears to be another case of Obama overstepping his authority and doing whatever he felt like doing, in regards to rules, regulations, and taxpayer money. Congress, for the last 8 years has been little more than an afterthought.
“[W]e remain concerned that NTIA’s planned transition … may potentially relinquish ownership of United States property,” the lawmaker wrote. “It does not make sense to proceed without definitive answers to this question, and doing so may possibly violate the Constitution.”
When did that ever slow up King Obama… or inspire Congress to take actions to curb the little beast’s petulance?