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Obama's Power Grab
Creators Syndicate ^ | December 7, 2012 | Betsy Mccaughey

Posted on 12/08/2012 11:02:25 AM PST by jazusamo

President Obama went over the constitutional cliff this week, demanding more power than the U.S. Constitution allows any president to have. All Americans — regardless of party affiliation — should shudder at the president's attempted power grab and say no. Compromising on taxes and spending is fine, but not on the nation's bedrock principles.

To avert the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1, 2013, Obama is insisting that House Republicans hand over to him Congress's authority to raise the debt ceiling. Obama is demanding a power no other president has ever had — to borrow without congressional prior approval. Under Obama's scheme, Congress would have to muster a veto-proof 2/3 majority in each house, an unlikely feat, to stop the borrowing. Obama's demand would put him in the driver's seat (instead of Congress) with no speed limit.

All 43 presidents before Barack Obama had to get Congress's approval. There's a reason. When government borrows, We the People have to pay it back. Allowing a president to borrow without Congress's consent would be no different from allowing a president to tax us without Congress's consent. The Constitution's framers saw that in Europe, monarchs borrowed and spent to aggrandize their own power, dooming the populace to repay the debt.

To prevent that, the framers allowed only Congress, the branch of government closest to the people, to borrow. (Article 1, Sect. 8). Obama's audacious proposal violates that provision. Yet he doubled down on it on Dec. 5, telling the Business Roundtable that negotiating with Congress "is not a game I will play." Sorry, Mr. President, but negotiating with Congress is precisely what the Constitution requires you to do.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; obama; powergrab

1 posted on 12/08/2012 11:02:40 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Morsi’s shadow (Except Egyptians actually revolt!)


2 posted on 12/08/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: jazusamo

The assault on the Constitution started when Lincoln was allowed to rescind Habeus Corpus. It has only gotten worse. Now with a neutered congress we have reaped what we have sown....the whirlwind. God save the Republic.


3 posted on 12/08/2012 11:06:23 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

Obumbler’s attempt should make it plain to even the most dense that he is a Marxist.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 11:08:20 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon
he is a Marxist.

Amen.

5 posted on 12/08/2012 11:10:50 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Not only must all spending originate in House, the Framers came within a hair's breadth of excluding the Senate entirely from appropriations. They never discussed allowing the Prez to have any say at all.

In any event, the House does not have a legitimate right to assign a power that We The People gave it.

6 posted on 12/08/2012 11:11:44 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: old curmudgeon

Agreed, but it was the most dense that put him in office and those morons want a Marxist in charge of their worthless lives.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 11:14:29 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: jazusamo

The kenyan already has the power. It was granted to him through the past Congress not objecting or countering the Kenyan’s overt rule-by-decree. The kenyan has already changed duly enacted laws and ceased to enforced other laws and he has made some laws of his own. There has been some complaint from Congress about the uses to which he has put these assumed powers but not any objection to the fact that he is doing it. The precedent is set. The precedent is all powerful and the Constitution is null. There is no space to worry about him seizing dictatorial power. Congress has given it to him. He will exercise his new powers gently at first but will rapidly become the General Secretary or Chairman, perhaps Caliph. The Line has been fully crossed. There is no regaining what we have given away short of


8 posted on 12/08/2012 11:16:27 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yeah, we sit here and take this crap. That is why I have given up.


9 posted on 12/08/2012 11:17:13 AM PST by dforest
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To: jazusamo
America is suffering a cancer called “Liberalism.” The only cure is chemotherapy in the form of going over the “fiscal cliff.” It will be a painful treatment to America, but it will be the only way to cure the country.

Poor liberals want a government handout, rich liberals want power. America is subsidizing its own demise by funding liberalism through taxes or union dues. The money flow has to be cut off. Going over the fiscal cliff will help to reduce the flow of money to liberals. While that is good, I fear that it may not be enough.

What I fear is needed is a total bankruptcy by the country. A bankrupt America can't borrow money from China, and can't print it's way out of debt. The government won't be able to play Santa Claus when the treasury is bare.

When people are worried about where their next meal is coming from, they are too preoccupied to worry about gay marriage, or diversity, or political correctness.

10 posted on 12/08/2012 11:19:27 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: jazusamo
"Obama is insisting that House Republicans hand over to him Congress's authority to raise the debt ceiling."

He is full on Delusional!

Or does he know something that we don't - like 'having flexibility after winning the election' at a time when most people were betting that he would lose it.

11 posted on 12/08/2012 11:34:30 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: I am Richard Brandon
I'll go with delusional. In his narcissistic mind he believes he got a mandate, many don't.
12 posted on 12/08/2012 11:39:02 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

If these CS wimps in the House give up their authority over the purse strings to that asshat in the WH it means revolution.

There is no other recourse. The enemy is within in the GOP as well as the Democrat Party. They all have to go, and revolution is the only recourse we have left.

I don’t want, or expect any response.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 11:40:08 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

When ideology is stripped away the White House is just a den of thieves.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: jazusamo

“demanding more power than the U.S. Constitution allows any president to have”

We need “honorable men” to stand against Caesar’s ambition once again...


15 posted on 12/08/2012 11:59:22 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: jazusamo

“demanding more power than the U.S. Constitution allows any president to have”

We need “honorable men” to stand against Caesar’s ambition once again...


16 posted on 12/08/2012 12:00:15 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: jazusamo

Seems that a lot of that is going on these days.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 12:00:46 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: jazusamo

If Obama got the power to raise the debt limit, what do you think he might do?


18 posted on 12/08/2012 12:04:13 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: jazusamo

Bur, but, but, he was a Constitutional PROFESSOR, or tutor, or something, wasn’t he? /sarc


19 posted on 12/08/2012 12:06:31 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: arthurus

I agree. Obama and the brown shirts think he already has the power to unilaterally raise the debt limit based on a bizarre interpretation of the 14th amendment.

Comrade Pelosi parroted as much a few weeks ago.

Who’s going to stop him - Boner?


20 posted on 12/08/2012 12:10:53 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I doubt anyone can say exactly what he would do but the scary thing is what he could do as Dr. McCaughey pointed out in her article.

From the stimulus spending through his Cabinet in his first four years it's clear he loves to spend and I believe that spending would increase and mostly to his friends and supporters.

But the most dangerous thing in my view is the fact he was able to get that Constitutional power from Congress, it would speed up his grab for dictatorial power.

21 posted on 12/08/2012 12:29:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’m telling you. Before his 4 years are up, he will test the martial law executive order. I just cannot see him wanting to give up power in 4 years and head off to Hawaii and sit on the beach. He gets paid here, plays golf on our dime, mama goes on vacations leaving him free for homo sex with his buds, so he will test this to stay in power. Martial law = no elections.


22 posted on 12/08/2012 12:32:28 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: jazusamo

“When government borrows, We the People have to pay it back.”

Obemba is thinking like a Chicago politician/mafia which is what he is.

The mafia doesn’t kill people who owe them money. They just threaten/break extremities, etc, never kill.

The countries, mainly China, to whom we owe money will not kill us? Is that how he thinks?


23 posted on 12/08/2012 12:34:03 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: jazusamo

From one of the protest signs in Egypt:

“When dictatorship becomes a fact, revolution becomes a necessity”


24 posted on 12/08/2012 12:35:46 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (I'm sick of Bronco Bama.)
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To: BigBobber

And one wonders how the Nazis came to power in Germany?!?

Those who supported and voted for Traitorobama are just as guilty of treason as he is for the destruction of the constitution and this country.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 12:37:39 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Morsi’s shadow (Except Egyptians actually revolt!)

Good one. No, you won't see revolt in this country. The sheeple still have a six-pack & American Idol. They would, however, riot if the umpire makes a wrong call.

26 posted on 12/08/2012 12:44:26 PM PST by Digger
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To: jazusamo

Congress, the branch of government closest to the people...not so much.


27 posted on 12/08/2012 12:58:43 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: jazusamo

Well I guess there are consequences to elections. Maybe he will visit WVa coal fields to demonstrate his authority.


28 posted on 12/08/2012 1:21:01 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: BigBobber

From his rate of spending, and no budget for 3 years I would say that the House has pretty much given up their fiscal responsibility already.

Obama says give a billion to Hamas and Zippety doo da —Hamas gets the money.I havent seen the House stop anything Obama wanted.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: arthurus

“The kenyan has already changed duly enacted laws and ceased to enforced other laws and he has made some laws of his own.”

In Daniel, description of the antichrist:
Daniel 7:25
“And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”


30 posted on 12/08/2012 1:39:42 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
When ideology is stripped away the White House, Congress and the Judiciary are just a den of thieves.

When we passed the License to Steal (Income Tax) Amendment we turned our government into a criminal enterprise. Why act surprised when it is full of thieves and crooks.

The half of America that works are slaves to the half that don't.

The only way to cure slavery is through bloody revolution.

Lock and Load!

31 posted on 12/08/2012 2:00:32 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: BigBobber
Why would the Republicans care? They get to spend some as well.

Both parties are in the business of buying votes with your money.

32 posted on 12/08/2012 2:05:41 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: RedEyeJack

The party hasnt started yet. We are still living in a functioning capitolist sytem looking out at a promise of a utopian marxist system. When peoples 401 K’s are forced into a federal program so everyone can share your retirement then maybe we will see some pitchforks. They have created this crisis.


33 posted on 12/08/2012 3:08:27 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: jazusamo

Good read. thanks


34 posted on 12/08/2012 3:21:15 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: jazusamo
In his narcissistic mind he believes he got a mandate,

A million or so manufactured votes do not constitute "a mandate".

35 posted on 12/08/2012 3:24:56 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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