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.
IMPEACH THE BUM IMMEDIATELY! Then we can begin reversing every EO & illegal law he has passed. We The People are pizzed off!
Check out how they are using the EPA, Clean Water Act to control what you can do on your land even your yard.
Oh wow, its Mangus, hey how ya doing?
The Congress has abdicated its powers to the Obamy for his pleasure. The leadership of the GOP is totally in Obamys' pocket GET RID OF THE USELESS BASTARDS AND PUT SOMEONE WHO ISN''T SPINELESS.
Obama Is The UN.'S flunkie This is a Land grab for the UN. not the Gov.
For Texas it was an "IN YOUR FACE" theft. You watch, Obama will commission a statue of himself to be built on that "government-held land so he can run it up Texans' butt.
GOP slams the Obama land Grab..............
Impeach Obama for his crimes and you won't have to deal with his land grabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have fools in congress Dem as well as Repub. who are afraid of Obama and decide to do nothing to stop him, so he continues to cause more damage on Americans.
GOP MUST LIKE HAVING TO PUT OUT FIRES LIKE THIS!
The GOP may SLAM Obama over the 'latest' land grab but they Will Do Nothing But Talk & Wring Their Hands while thinking of the money they will get for doing nothing
Does ANYONE really believe Obama comes up with all this take away and destruction of our Country plans????
We sit and express anger and berate Obama, but it's not just Obama. What has to be kept in mind is THAT it IS NOT JUST OBAMA!!! In your thoughts, remember to keep looking behind the scenes at the players that Obama has put in place to support his ambitions, starting with Valerie Jarett.!
In 2014 the population of the United States was reported to be 318.85 million people. Of that 318.85 million people we have elected less than 600 to represent us as President, VP and our Congress.
How stupid must a Country of 318.85 million people be to let less than 600 people destroy not only our Country --- BUT US AS WELL!!!!! The problem is Washington is not listening due to their "Personal gain" being put to risk, and so they ARE NOT HEARING US OR OUR SINCERITY!!!
The only way to "Rattle their Cages" is to "Rattle their phones" expressing our objections in a terse and matter of fact tone of voice!!! The more calls the more impact!!!!
Only land gov should have is white house area and some government building areas.....Why would they need more?
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