Constitution Compels Obama To Bypass Congress And Raise Debt Ceiling Unilaterally…

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    Try reading ours.
     
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    An amendment says that public debt should not be questioned, which libs take to mean that they can spend on anything and no one can argue. They also take it to mean that the out of control spending on useless programs, aid to hostile countries and welfare benefits for illegals cannot be questioned and that the debt ceiling must be raised to cover the costs of their hair brained ideas. The will of the people and the decisions by duly elected representatives don't mean shit.

    The amendment was made at a time when elected officials actually read bills and didn't pile pork into them before passing them. Back in the days where thought and due process were behind legislation, so there was no need to question the debt it incurred. Now, it's different, with so many things secretly passed. The actions of congress and the president should always be questioned considering how they keep information from the public as they carry out their agenda. The constitution does not give government carte blanche to do as they please without transparency. They need to be reeled in and reminded that they are public servants and not dictators who answer to no one. They forgot their place and too many people with their hands out could care less how bankrupt the country is because of entitlement mentality and foolish spending.
     
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    No where does it give the president that kind of authority. The 16.4 trillion we have legitimately racked up will be paid, the question is authorizing more debt. Only congress can make that decision. If they refuse the government will be forced to live with the revenues that are coming in, which would mean cutting about 40% of current expenditures.
     
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    Let him try. It will go to Court and he will lose. Only Congress can authorize spending. Not the President. Since we haven't had a budget in 4 years he can not even use that to claim he has authority.
     
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    The debt ceiling doesn't authorize spending.
     
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    Nope, it authorizes borrowing.
     
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    To pay for all that spending that congress has already authorized. :)


    Now, I'm not saying the president has the authority to bypass congress to raise the debt ceiling, just that raising it has nothing to do with authorizing spending.
     
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    Reread the Constitution. Only Congress has the authority to BORROW. Shall I go find it for you?
     
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