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Posted on 01/14/2013 5:17:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama on Congress:They Order Me to Spend By Fred Lucas January 14, 2013
(CNSNews.com) Explaining why he has no choice but to demand an increase in the legal limit on the national debt, President Barack Obama said at a Monday press conference that Congress orders him to spend money.
This is a matter of Congress authorizes spending, Obama said.
They order me to spend," he said. "They tell me: You need to fund our Defense Department at such-and-such a level. You need to send Social Security checks. You need to make sure that you are paying to care for our veterans. They lay all this out for me, and--because they have the spending power--and so I am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills.
The current debt ceiling is $16.394 trillion, a number that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner agreed to in August 2011, when they increased the previous limit by $2.4 trillion. The Constitution gives Congress the power to borrow money. So, the president cannot increase the debt of the United States unless Congress enacts legislation authorizing him to do so.
Separately, they also have to authorize a raising of the debt ceiling in order to make sure that those bills are paid, said Obama. And so what Congress cant do is tell me to spend X and then say, but were not going to give you the authority to go ahead and pay the bills.
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he cna lie like he does because he knows the corrupt media will defend, cover and lie for him and his party of socialists.
RE: Congress:They Order Me to Spend
Obamacare was not the work of this Congress. In fact, this congress already passed a bill to REPEAL Obamacare.
The truth is — Obama WANTS to spend. Now if only the press will report the truth (but I can dream can’t I?).
In today’s presser, he was whining that Republicans call him a “big spending Socialist.” That is the truest thing ever said by politicians, but we didn’t like it one bit.
You've got to be kidding...really? Well, at least he has one thing in common with Bush...he's never heard about a Presidential veto. Sad thing is, all those people who were stupid enough to put this bozo in office...TWICE...believe this crap so they can get their free cell phones.
Nothing was stopping him from vetoing Porkulus.
Is this like “The gun ordered me to kill people”?
If Boehner had a air on his pills, he would pass a bill and tell him to stop. How could he argue?
the low info dumb obama voters and fraud got him this election and all think rights are marriage, abortion etc, no it’s from the constitution like gun rights, freedom of religion so that is no to homo’s and states rule states where we send our reps to stand for our views.
This socialist thinks he;s a dictator.
Ummmm...he creates the budget. Congress funds what he believes are priorities.
Ordinarily I would think he’s just plain stupid but I really know that he’s a bald face liar. Of course, then again I could be wrong. He could be both.
No Budget for 4 years...Obama made sure of that, and now he says “they” order me to spend?
Obama creates these emergencies.
And now its up to Congress to uncreate the Obama created emergencies.
Cut Obama off at the knees. Order him to spend nothing, ZERO...nada.
Sounds like an abusive husband’s rational for beating his wife....
IF the pubs had a spine.. Or balls..
They would send someone out to counter this SHYT. No budget in 4 years. Oblala’s failed budgets spent MORE. We won’t default unless he wants to. If there is loose nuclear material out there someone other than an inspector had better be looking for it. Grandma (and the fat lazy guy) will still get their SS checks, life will go on.
And hardly a soul will notice.
But they won’t. Boner and co are already getting ready to take the blame.
Uh huh. The devil made me do it.....(Where’s Flip when you need him?)
Sooooo Obama.. How long can I keep using my Visa card to pay my Mastercard bill?
It is too bad we couldn’t have put an adult in the big-boy chair behind the desk in the Oval Orifice. This is juvenile behavior.
The 8@!!ess Repubbies, that went along with it for the last two, is enough to make me blow a head gasket nevermind Mark Levin.
The efforts to tie the Budget Ceiling with Reid actually bringing a a budget to the Senate floor for a ya or nay vote is a must.
Obama won't allow it, but an on-going budgetary review, something along the lines of what Newt is proposing i.e. a continous improvement program, Monthly, with a new focus, Dept by Dept, as to it's viability and or re-engineering said departments is a must. IMHO it can't be done with a omnibus bill.
"They" is the Congresses of about 60 years ago that indexed entitlements, federal pay, and federal retirement benefits. The growth sectors of the budget are on autopilot. What Obama is saying is that he will attempt to block the current Congress from enacting a course correction.
The debt ceiling statute is also the work of a long-ago "they." Indexation is the gas peddle. The debt ceiling is a brake. Both are the work of Congresses long gone. There is no logical reason to assign a greater weight to the one over the other.
I was listening to a list of things that received money in the recent Hurricane relief bill that have absolutely nothing to do with hurricane relief, and I have to say, HEY!, our Congressmen are all absolute idiots, or they are all paid or threatened to keep their mouths shut about the garbage written into spending bills, or they are complicit with the president in this spending.
“They tell me ‘you need to expand the food stamp program 40% in 4 years’”.
just another lying c*cks*cker from the bath houses of chicago
how about demanding he submit his eligibility paperwork ... OFFICIALLY?
he and all the pundits say he’s eligible... then submit it... SOMEWHERE... for the public to review (and a jpg on a website is not official... not unless I can also pay my taxes with jpgs of $20 bills)
I agreee 100%. Congress must have a budget and a linked monthly review process.
Does he know how this sounds?
That's his mindset.
In Stanley Kurtz' book, Radical-in-Chief, he researched Obama's job history. Turns out every one of Obama's previous superiors agreed -- from Alinsky's protege' (who hired him as a community organizer) to Harry Reid. They all said that Obama left his current employment in search of more "power".
His mindset is that "power" is conferred, not earned. As a consequence, he has no concept of achieving things thru persuasion or leadership, only thru diktat.
Now that he holds the most powerful office in the free world, he expects his orders to be obeyed -- without question.
Yes, the socialist thinks he is a dictator. And most American liberals are just fine with a dictator -- so long as it's one of their's.
They order you to spend our $$$ on Solyndra, A123 and FirstPower?? What a bold face BS!!!
“You know, it’s easy for the Monday morning quarterback to say what the coach should have done, after the game is over. But when the decision is up before you — and on my desk I have a motto which says “they order me to spend”
Seems like this is all coming together at the same time.
Hope everybody has bunches of popcorn. I suspect this will be great theater.
Seriously, out country may be tested as never before. I pray to God the result strengthens the Republic and we can get past this peacefully.
Liberals always accuse others of what they themselves are doing. When Obama kept saying that R’s are holding a gun to the head of America, he was saying in code-speak: Boehner, remember what we told you back in September of 2008? You do what you’re told, or BANG! Soros and his communist-Islamist alliance are going to make another run on the bank and collapse the entire world economy.”
When he says R’s better act quick, he’s saying the gun is cocked and the R’s will all either bend over and pull their pants down, or else the gun will go off.
But it’s going to go off whether or not they rape the Congress-critters first. They’ve always intended for the gun to go off; Soros told both Obama and Hillary that during the 2008 primary. These America-haters that Obama has surrounded himself with his entire life just wanted to hear America beg and watch them grovel first.
Get a spine, Congress! They’re going to destroy America regardless of what you do so you may as well stand up like men and at least let America die with her head held high, as she’s pulled into the miry pit by the deadweight millstones around our necks. They’re going to order the US military to turn against the American people no matter what anybody does so we may as well start this process BEFORE they try to grab our guns.
If/when Obama issues an executive order regarding firearms, EVERY GUN OWNER IN THIS COUNTRY WILL HAVE STANDING TO CHALLENGE OBAMA’S ELIGIBILITY - after first challenging Sotomayor and Kagan’s Constitutional ability to be on the Supreme Court. If SCOTUS has refused to take up this issue because they are afraid of riots by Chicago Blacks wielding baseball bats, then they better think long and hard about flipping the bird at MILLIONS of Americans in urban as well as rural areas, holding guns that will have to be pried away from their cold dead hands AFTER they’ve shot every last bullet they have.
Gun owners should be drawing up their lawsuits right now, and the second Obama makes a move, the courts need to be inundated with MILLIONS of lawsuits challenging Obama’s Constitutional ability to “act as President”, including issuing executive orders and appointing Supreme Court justices. And they better be ready to disqualify Joe Biden too - for giving material aid and comfort to the Obama he knew to be a foreign enemy combatant, which is treason, a capital crime. Every Congress-critter needs to be among the millions who file these lawsuits.
They should all do this anyway, since the HI state registrar has issued a certified letter of verification to AZ SOS Ken Bennett, confirming that Obama’s HI BC is legally non-valid and the forged short-form and long-form are to hide that fact. The BC#’s that have been manipulated point to the almost certain fact that the HDOH was forced to create a totally false BC for Obama because law enforcement said Obama’s life would be in danger if the HDOH didn’t lie to the American public.
Congress needs to immediately declare that the only ammunition the federal government is allowed to have is for the military in foreign theaters. No secret service, no FBI, no CIA, no bodyguards, no TSA, no DHS. The feds cannot pay one red cent for weapons or ammunition on US soil and must get rid of all the weapons and ammunition they have on US soil - because they are the most untrustworthy crooks in this country, and the leader of them all refused to allow a background check.
And in the meantime, we need to do to all these crooks what was done to Ben Nelson - the only recourse these folks think we should have, to hold our government accountable. Boo them every time they set foot in public to eat or do anything else. Let them feel the mood of the American public.
Notice to BHO, his enablers and the rest of the DC elite a-holes...
NORTON v. SHELBY COUNTY 118 U.S. 425 (1886)
“An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”
Case and syllabus link: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/118/425/
I would like to “order nobama to prison for the rest of his traitorous life.
In a way he has a point. Boehner and co. do not have to approve of continuing resolutions which funds Obamacare and stimulous spending.
Obama’s very select few examples of what Congress “orders him to pay” are the exact items he threatens to NOT support if he doesn’t get his way.
This guy has to go.
How freaking DARE he. Still can’t take responsibility for the office he somehow holds. Blames everyone, accept no responsibility. What an utter thug buffoon. And the idiots that vote for him don’t see this??? God help me, forgive me for my thoughts..
We need a cartoon with Obama dressed as Geraldine(the Flip Wilson character) saying “ The Congress made me do it!”
With all due respect, Obama is right. Nixon was almost impeached because he threatened to NOT spend all of the money appropriated by Congress.
Of course, this is a half truth - Obama threatened to veto any bill which did not have as much spending as he wanted.
I believe the correct fight is NOT the debt limit - it is the Continuing Resolution that orders Obama to spend money. The House should write a CR that fix the rest of this year’s spending at a the 2008 level, and attach a debt limit that matches it.
Reid is now in a box. If Reid will not bring up the CR, with or without amendments - the House can say - we did our job. If Reid brings up the bill with amendments, they go to conference, and increases will then be negotiated.
Obama then gets a bill with less spending - and if he doesn’t sign it, he shuts down the government.
The House then passes a budget for FY2014 with a freeze, and sends it to the Senate, and says -— no budget, CR will freeze anyhow.
Once voters restore law and order to the federal government, it won’t be necessary to listen to such windbaggery, regardless of the Age of Aquarius Media. Thanks Sub-Driver
Obama lies, as usual.
Congress, through required legislation from the House of Represntatives has been trying for three years to alter Mister Obama’s spending.
He and Harry Reid have refused to allow the Senate to follow the House in that Constitutional enterprise, bringing the government every year for three years to the necessity of stop gap one-off spending authority to avoid a shut down of government caused by the crisis that agenda of Reid and Obama creates.
The last full federal budget agreement anyone gave Obama was the last legislation approved by Pelosi and Reid before Pelosi lost control of the House.
The House has since legislated different spending demands for Obama and Reid has not allowed action on them in the Senate, nor sent an alternative full federal plan for the House to consider.
Obama and Reid have said: “screw you”; “we are going to keep spending as we have since 2009 and if you don’t raise the debt ceiling limit every year to accomodate that level of spending and the deficits it creates, we’ll create a crisis that we will blame on you”.
Are you listening John Boehner and the entire GOP elite? Are you paying attention when we try to help you communicate to the American people?
Between this and O saying that he wont negotiate, he is giving Rs a wealth of verbal ammunition to use against him in a shutdown confrontation, if only they were smart enough to use it effectively.
In 2006, Obama said that raising the debt limit was a sign that the U.S. Government cant pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Governments reckless fiscal policies.
But now he assures us that “spending isn’t the problem”. Check out his photo: the “president” of the USA. The guy even looks like a bum, a deadbeat.
Our country is in serious trouble ... thanks to the Democrats. And the GOP-establishment.
Oh, he is not right. We think of spending as entirely Congress’ matter, and the house’s primarily. And it’s true that the house comes first and the senate second. However, for a bill to become a law the president has to sign off. Unless Congress overrides his veto, which is moot point in these circumstances. So Obama ordered Obama to spend.
Nevermind all that. He us not required by law to pay according to the bills, hell or high water. You can’t pay if you have no money, and if you can’t borrow there are other ways, but none very popular or safe. The ceiling beats spending bills. Case closed.
Many have forgotten what today is. For a large percentage of people it will be their first taste of getting socked in the paycheck by Obama. Had many get upset in the last couple of weeks but this will be the first paycheck of the year for those on a every two weeks 15th and 30th pay schedule. It has to be a large group.
An outright lie.
He has approved every Congressional spending law.
Listening to some of the clips from that presser yesterday made me ill. Obama is the most arrogant and evil liar I have ever heard. He is a demon.