Just make a Deal

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There are some, liberals mostly, who say that the President may have to invoke the 14th Amendment to keep the debt and the Country from going into default.  Well in all due respect these people have no idea at all of what they are talking about.

Here is what the 14th Amendment actually says about the debt:  “4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

No where in that paragraph does it say it changes or over rules Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution which specifically assigns the power of the purse to the Congress of the United States.  The Amendment doesn’t even mention the Office of the President let alone granting him power to control the debt.

The 14th Amendment no more grants any power to the President than it does say that illegals should be able to stay in this Country simply because they have a child born here.

The NYT Opinion page has a piece by Kristof who blames the debt crisis on the extremest on the right, the GOP of course, assigning all the blame and forthcoming damage to them and none on the Dems.

Normal for the NYT to ignore the obvious but come on, let’s look at the actual facts.  While liberals would have you believe that the GOP is not willing to bend or compromise at all.  But the truth is that ONLY the GOP has put forth a budget, which the Dems have failed to do for years, them Dems voted it down without attempting to make any compromise on the bill.  The GOP has put forth a bill to cut, cap and balance the budget, the Dems tabled it without even talking about it or bringing it to the floor.

The President offered a budget which further increase spending and drove up the debt but it was voted down 97-0.  Even his own party voted against it.  And speaking of playing politics with the problem, the President says he will not sign any bill that does not carry the debt past the next election.

The truth is that we the people are to blame for the debt problem because we were too preoccupied to pay attention to what our so-called representatives were doing with our money.  Regardless of what dirty Harry says not touching entitlements, raising taxes and making the deal stretch past the next election does nothing to solve the problem.

Any housewife could do a better job of money management than the Congress has.

chas

“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

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One Response to “Just make a Deal”

  1. Gini Says:

    Ha…well, yes that’s too true Chas, cause ‘any housewife’ actually does have to buy food, clothes and shoes, while managing to also pay the ‘rent/mortgage’ and the ever present and demanding utilities, especially the WATER cause if it gets turned off LOOK OUT, the water main ya know? And the cost of fixing that is over the top, so it is advised the water bill and electric (they are so eccentric ya know…they actually do insist on THEIR money NOW and not later), however, the gas bill and phone….now, they will let you ‘play’ a bit w/o having a heart attack over ‘it all’. You do have to pay eventually….but if you must ‘skipapayment’ they are easy to ‘handle’. hahahah ahha haha haaa! YIKES! Living is so expensive, and that’s b/4 you venture out the door to your CAR and contemplate the cost of GAS for the silly thang, so you can go to work, and earn not near enough……..so, yes, any housewife, who ‘makes it all work’ w/o going into debt, could do the NATIONAL BOOKS as well as is being done now. All the while ‘they’ are pointing fingers at each other, and ‘we the people’ are watching netflix, so, yep…right again. A lazy and stupid public….definitely makes for a ‘lazy, rich, indulgent, elitist, arrogant, self absorbed…’ governing body. Ya git what ya ask for every single time…and lack of attn…the biggest ‘issue’ in a ‘relationship’ is MONEY, and I must concede the government and I are having a HUGE ARGUMENT OVER THE MONEY…..I think they have been ‘bad stewards’ of the trust given them, and they are having lunch on my dime, laughing at ‘my’ stupidity, all the while yelling FIRE FIRE FIRE, and we are running for the exits, and WHAT? no FIRE, just ‘bad guys’ large and in charge of ‘it all’……..am turning on STAR TREK…when does the new one come out, by the way???????????????????? 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Love ya hon, and glad you are back to writing………..

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