President Obama suggested Tuesday that he'll use more executive actions on economic policy if Congress refuses to take action.

He said that he planned to meet with his advisers to discuss what other "tools" he can use to help the economic recovery.

"One of the things that I will be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone," he said.

So, is this the right approach?

Kirsten Powers and Brad Blakeman discussed the issue this afternoon on America's News HQ. Blakeman described Obama as an "impetuous" president who feels that Congress should act "on his behalf."

"This president, who promised bipartisanship, who promised to change the tone, basically has gone around Congress because he doesn't feel he needs Congress," he argued.

Powers countered that none of the proposals she has heard seem like they would be controversial or illegal.

But she also noted that there's only so much the president can do to help the economy without legislation being passed.

Watch the full discussion above.