Top Republicans on Friday accused President Obama of a “surreptitious land grab” after the administration claimed more than 1 million acres in California, Texas, and Nevada, designating the land as new national monuments.
Mr. Obama formally designated the land Friday afternoon.
“One of the great legacies of this incredible country … is our national parks and national monuments. It is something that we pass on from generation to generation,” the president said in brief comments in the Oval Office.
With the move, Mr. Obama has established or expanded 19 national monuments, taking 260 million acres of land and placing it under the control of the federal government. Critics say the administration simply wants to expand government control across the country.
“This surreptitious land grab reveals that the Obama Administration will stop at nothing to lock up more and more land, with the stroke of a pen. I condemn this shameful power move, which makes states and citizens fearful that the federal government can invade at any time to seize more lands like bandits in the night,” said Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
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“How this decree impacts people and their livelihoods — including public safety, water rights, economic development, recreation and grazing — should be handled by Congress before a designation, not after the fact. Once again, the Obama administration has put politics above people. Now, Congress is left to fix the mess made by the White House,” Mr. Bishop said.
They bluster and bleat publicly and shake his hand behind closed doors where the traitorous deals are made!!!!!
One demonic impostor can do this? The Congress, once again, is sitting with their thumbs up their butts while he goes merrily along trashing this country. Hell, by 2017, Hillary won't have anything more satanic to do at this rate. Here comes the 2nd 1776.
rinos are the right wing of the democratic party
You are right! The Left wing is the Democratic party and the right wing is the Republican party and the head is none other than 0bama and the wind under this bird are the justices of the supreme court who hold it up. This is making the great Eagle which has now been turned into a real "TURKEY".
So when they going to stop complaining and actually do what all of us elected them to do and get ride of the muslim commie half breed
"They" will do nothing. It's " We, the People" who need to get off our lead rears and do something. Wish I were 30 instead of in my 70's!
I'm older, too, but not willing to sit on the couch while that Communist punk in the WH destroys our country. I still remember what America was like before the Communist cancer creeped in to the USA via the Communist Democrat party. I want my grandchildren to enjoy living here like we did before the Communists took over.
Where Have I heard Actions speak louder the words Congress you need to do something about this despot you are letting ruin the Country
See above reply.
Part of Agenda 21 and should be totally illegal. He is so greedy and in no country should its government have any land. It belongs to the states and its people. Perhaps congress should write a law or something.