Skip to comments.Obama on Congress:‘They Order Me to Spend’
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.