Obama has done more to circumvent Congress than Bush
Could we be in the midst of an “imperial presidency”? That’s the question the Christian Science Monitor posed in a recent cover story.
It’s generally former President George W. Bush that gets hammered for overreaching his executive authority, but the CSM article lays out evidence showing that President Barack Obama has gone far beyond his predecessor.
While Bush and Obama have issued roughly the same number of executive orders in their first five years as president, the scope of Obama’s actions are more far-reaching than Bush’s.