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Stephanopoulos To Obama: Can Future Presidents Ignore Law, Too?

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Well, take a gander at this.

In a Sunday morning interview with ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, President Obama was asked about his recent use of “prosecutorial discretion” – essentially, the President’s choice whether to enforce certain laws – in order to bring about immigration reform, without the consent of Congress.

Specifically, Stephanopoulos posed the following question to the President:

How do you respond to the argument, a future president comes in, wants lower taxes. Doesn’t happen. Congress won’t do it – he says I’m not going to prosecute those who don’t pay capital gains tax.

How do you think the President responded? “Yes, he can do that?” Or, “Sure, no problem at all, George?”

Let’s see if you’re right. Check out Obama’s answer here:


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