January 13th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

White House: Obama seeks more power to shrink government

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for more power to shrink the federal government, a White House official said Friday.

Obama plans to speak at 11:20 a.m. about his plans to make the federal government "leaner, smarter and more consumer-friendly," the official said.

The president's proposal includes plans to combine several agencies that focus on commerce and trade.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    The President may think that people are stupid.
    Most people are not exceptionally bright.

    January 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™
    Yeah, you missed one heck of a discussion. It was actually the SOS.

    January 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      BTW, how are you doing now ?

      January 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ???

      (worried) The what?

      January 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ gung hoe: I just reread well enough to see your accident report to us. I hope you recover quickly.

    @ bobcat:
    I'm doing well enough to work most of the time. I had to cancel some things today and rest.

    January 14, 2012 at 3:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Bill

    This teavangelical – driven congress isn't going to give this president an inch. Their only focus is to discredit his ideas and the efforts he's made to improve our nation. What a disgrace!

    January 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ ???

    The SOS

    January 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. HI NEIGHBOR

    DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN HAVE A CLUE ITS BIG BROTHER CHANGE AND ITS ALREADY HERE AND IN MOTION NWO!

    January 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Andy

    Republicans will not allow this by a Democratic President.

    January 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ancient Texan

    Just another smoke and mirror ploy to get re-elected. The GOP won't give him what he asks for in the form he wants it, but it's all for show anyway.

    January 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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