Should The President Invoke Emergency Powers Under Article VI & the 14th Amendment..

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    ...if there is no budget agreement by Aug 2nd, and the US is at risk of defaulting on its constitional obligation to pay its debts?


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    Any president can't just allow the US to be held hostage to the unwillingness of Congress to meet the constitutional obligations of the US to pay our legally incurred financial obligations because Congress fails to fulfill its constitutional requirement to raise the debt ceiling in order to insure that America does not default on its debt.
     
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    Maybe Obama should spend less time golfing and more time working on a budget that passes the Senate????
     
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    Good call. I can't think of a reason why he couldn't do this. He is charged with protecting this country, after all.
     
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    That's the same logic Hitler used to justify putting Jews in gas ovens.
     
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    You're going to have to draw that line from A to B, cuz I don't see it.
     
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    All not raising the debt limit does is stop us from borrowing more. We can still pay our debts, we would just have to divert funds from other programs, making debt service the first priority.
     
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    Please.. please do. It will be the final nail in the Communist insurrection.
     
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    The president is not a member of the Senate. Besides, I think that President Obama could invoke emergency powers and still find time to get 9 holes in.
     
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    Are you saying that conservatives might rise up to try to overthrow the gov't? That would warrant the sending in of troops, which a president is perfectly within his rights to do as the head of the executive branch under the constitution AND current laws.
     
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    Ftw
     
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