In his state of the union, President Obama promised to reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies. While doing so sounds like a free market proposal, what is to prevent such a move from causing drugs to skyrocket even higher?
In regards to climate change, President Obama said, "We choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy...and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence? Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science." Weren't some of history's greatest abridgments of human liberty committed by those wielding government power determining what did and did not constitute legitimate science?
In regards to climate change, President Obama threatened, "Now, the good news is we can make meaningful progress pm this issue while driving strong economic growth....But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions...to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy."
In other words, if duly elected representatives of the American people do not present him with what he deems to be acceptable environmental legislation, the President is going to implement what amounts to an environmental dictatorship. That's what you call such wide sweeping action that is not authorized by congressional approval.