Skip to comments.Is the Constitution a Republican Plot?
Posted on 06/02/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Its one of the clearest, easiest-to-understand provisions in the Constitution. And Harry Reids Senate flouts it routinely.
The Origination Clause in Article I, Section 7 states: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. In addition to clarity, this provision has an even greater virtue: It serves a very good purpose.
The Founding Fathers required revenue measures to originate in the House because they wanted this authority to belong to the legislative body closest to the people. Plus, the framers wanted the larger states to enjoy the most influence on matters of taxing and spending, which is the case in the House (whose seats are allocated according to population) but not the Senate (where each state gets two seats regardless of population and smaller states have outsized influence). This power over the purse, James Madison explained in Federalist No. 58, may, in fact be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has taken to thumbing his nose at this clear mandate. Recently, he publicly dismissed the Origination Clause as a hyper-technical budget issue, raised by his Republican opponents as a fig leaf to hide their blatant obstruction. The matter arose as Reid orchestrated a high-profile Senate floor debate on the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, prior to House consideration of this or any other revenue bill. Also known as the Buffett Rule, the Senate measure would impose a hefty new tax on millionaires.
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Yes, the Constitution is a Republican plot.
All good liberals know that the Constitution is a living breathing document. We’re not supposed to dig into the exact language of the Constitution. The Constitution exists, to liberals, only to justify liberal policies. If anybody goes back to read and see what it says, that is verboten to liberals, if such language contradicts what liberals want to do.
We have an internet tax imposed by Al Gore that no one seems to remember.
If we really had an opposition party the spending would stop, but not even the biggest spending critic has proposed anything that would balance the budget. Twenty years down the road is just a license to steal.
Simply freeze the current budget and cut off funding for any new hires.
Ah, not too worry, any day now....honestly, surely, fer sure, guaranteed, this guy.....
....or any other one of the Hundreds of spineless, wuss, Girly-Guy, Republi-Tards, is going to make an issue of this
Count on it!
Well The Federal Constitution was a republican plot before Lincoln Killed it in 1861. Just not a plot of the republican party. A plot of Republicans, against the tyranny of democracy and lawless(limitless) government.