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Pelosi Urges President to Raise Debt Ceiling
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 June 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/25/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT by John Semmens

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) urged President Obama to follow up his unilateral grant of amnesty to illegal aliens with a unilateral increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.

“Failing to enact immigration reform isn’t the only thing Congress has failed at,” Pelosi observed. “The Senate has failed to pass a budget since 2009. And while Congress was barely able to scrape together the votes to increase the debt ceiling last year I wouldn’t want to bet we can do it again.”

“Enacting legislation when Congress fails to do so is a power reserved to the President under the ‘necessary and proper’ clause of the Constitution,” Pelosi maintained. “If it is necessary and proper to grant amnesty to those in this country through no fault of their own, it is certainly necessary and proper for the debt ceiling to be raised. We can’t afford to put the nation’s financial situation at risk by waiting for Congress to move on this. It’s an election year and I just don’t see how Congress can pull it off. The President must take action.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/06/23/press-secretary-parries-questions-on-fast-furious-scandal/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: constitution; craptire; debt; democrats; notworthreading; satire; stupid; wasteoftime

1 posted on 06/25/2012 8:53:33 AM PDT by John Semmens
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Enacting legislation when Congress fails to do so is a power reserved to the President under the ‘necessary and proper’ clause of the Constitution,”

She must be off of her meds.

2 posted on 06/25/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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Well, sh!t - he might as well raise taxes too, and cancel the 2012 elections and declare the Republican Party "Illegitimate" and ...

Wait a minute ...

3 posted on 06/25/2012 8:59:24 AM PDT by eCSMaster (No one died in Watergate!)
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To: BillGunn

got me, just saw the satire heading.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: John Semmens

As most learn in high school civics...the necessary and proper clause at the end of Article I section 8 was defined in McCullough v Maryland (1819). In that case Chief Justice Marshall said Congress could do it if it linked to one of the delegated powers.

Marshall said nothing about the executive. All of the Article I powers are reserved to Congress.

Pelosi doesn’t know what she’s talking about.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: John Semmens

This witch is pimping tyranny. What’s she smoking? She needs to STFU! What an embarrassment she is. I really do think the Botox has seeped into her brain.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: John Semmens

Of course she needs the debt ceiling raised, she’s due for another botox injection. Her last one had the needle shoved up too far up into her brain.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT by PT57A
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To: John Semmens

If Pelosi came home and found her house full almost to the ceiling with raw sewage would she raise the ceiling or stop the sewage?


8 posted on 06/25/2012 9:05:05 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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Just raise the debt ceiling to $150 trillion and that should pay off all of those unfunded liabilities!/s


9 posted on 06/25/2012 9:11:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: John Semmens

Satire aside, I wonder if there is ANY level of indebtedness beyond which she thinks the Federal government should not rise.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 9:24:03 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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The sad thing is that while this is satire, those thoughts could be expressed by Stretch. But a necessary question is, If the “debt ceiling” can always be raised, why does it exist - what is its purpose?


11 posted on 06/25/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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