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. World citizen 34323188534978

    He's going for that DICTATORSHIP rather quickly...

    January 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. what a joke

    @ bobcat I trust you have a computer.If you really want the proof look it up yourself. The problem is you have to take your oboma blinders off in order to see anything.And my name implies to whom I am talking about.You know that white president we have

    January 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Typical response from one who can't prove an assertion they're making....next.

      January 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    i can honestly say in bushes defense that he wasnt socialist-but obama is.the very core definition of a nazi is-NATIONAL SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY.therefore obama in fact is a nazi.

    January 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You really, really need to look up Socialist.

      January 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    @bobcat never before in history have the citizens of the united states of america been so disrespected by a president who was elected to serve them.we have a president who apoligizes for everything that made america great.we have a president who thinks he can lead from behind but doesnt think we are all smart enough to know that means follow.the list goes on and on

    January 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    @say what ya i heard about that supposed tea party rally.kinda strange it wasnever seen on camera even though cnn took the lead in demonizing the tea party. this leads me to believe the story was made up by a guilty conscience.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Fox News is thataway. --------–>
      You'll feel right at home there.
      I promise.

      January 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. what a joke

    @hamsta You can tell these people all you want and you may as well talk to the wall.You may have noticed first thing bobcat says is wheres your proof.Which we can provide them till our fingers are blue from typeing,and theyll never see they are mesmorized by the so called great one.Really we are wasting electricity trying to get these lost souls to see the light.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      You have proven nothing.
      All you did was make baseless assertions, and when asked for citations, you repeated the old "look it up yourself."

      I am not mezmerized by anyone, least of all Obama, or any other candidate for that matter.
      I have no blinders on.
      But you have.
      Now, you and hamsta have a lovely time bashing Obama and everyone else who doesn't agree with your ideology.

      January 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pope Paul

    I believe the man trying to be a President is the Anti-Christ.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Ty @ saywhat and bobcat, of course im sure you know this battle is futile right? And that the *dumbing down* process will persist even tho NO ONE has come up with EVEN ONE viable person to run against OBAMA and WIN! What will they do for the next term?

    January 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ what a joke and hamsta

    You keep giving all this blah, blah, blah about the proof you can show. But you never show one bit of evidence.
    How exactly has the president disrespected the people ? Exactly what has the president been apologizing about ?
    Show me something that proves all you say.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy

    All I keep seeing is empty words from them. You ask for proof, and they have nothing.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hamsta

    @bobcat dont tell me u completely missed obamas 2yr long apology tour?castro and ahgmidinijad even were laughing at him about it.

    January 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ hamsta
    You keep saying he's been apologizing all over the place. But you still won't give the facts of what these apologies were for.

    January 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. what a joke

    @hamsta man be careful what you say about your hynass barry.Both banasy and chrissie will have ya barred from posting they have a in with nsaidi

    January 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy© and chrissy

    You got what a joke running scared with your insider connections.

    January 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      That is making me laugh my ass off.
      And the dolt has just tipped his hand, and as such, lost most of my respect.

      January 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. what a joke

    @hamsta it dont matter to these people that he has a fake S S number or that old barry has spent more money in his term than all the presidents from washington thru wild billy clinton.

    January 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Why don't you call him a half-breed like you used to, layminister gung?

      January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
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