Skip to comments.Democrats Plan Maneuver to Allow Obama to Raise Debt Ceiling
Posted on 10/07/2013 11:47:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Senate Democrats say theyll advance a bill giving President Barack Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling unless two-thirds of Congress disapproves, according to a Senate Democratic aide.
The issue of increasing the borrowing limit and avoiding an unprecedented default is fast becoming a central focus in Washingtonand comes as ordinary Americans say theyre deeply dismayed with the week-old government shutdown, and are finding blame with both Republicans and Democrats.
It looks like there is more than enough blame to go around and both parties are being hurt by the shutdown, CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
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can we name it “the Enabling Act”?
May as well.
Public approval of Congress in general was at about 12% before any of this started. Republicans in Congress fared no better. There is nowhere “down” for them to go. Almost twice as many dentists recommend sugary gum for their patients who chew gum as approve of Republicans in Congress.
On the other hand, over 40% of the people, for reasons passing human understanding, still approve of the job President Obama is doing. He has room to fall.
So if this shutdown is hurting both sides, only one side is feeling the pain. Congress “enjoys” the immunity that comes with near-zero approval ratings.
Why would Boehner bring this for a vote when all he has to do now is wait until Oct 17 then they will have to rail in spending, cut the budget etc.
Makes no sense for him to cave now, plus wouldn’t the Senate need 66 votes to pass this?
Newsmax used to be Conservative. Now I see no difference between them and CNN.
Yet another article basing all their reporting on a biased CNN poll of ‘Adults’ instead of voters. I’m tired of it.
Where does the Senate get the right to take the powers which belong to the House according to the Constitution, and give them to the President? If they can do this, what’s the use of the House? Their power is merely window dressing if it can be stripped anytime the opposition doesn’t like what they do. The ‘rats sure are in a hurry to finish this. It seems that the more people who see the truth of CommieCare, the more they oppose it. Shame they gave that much credit to a bunch of known power-drunk liars in the first place.
Give Obama a power with an unattainable Congressional override.
Praying right now for those democrats and yes, liberal republicans willing to blatently disregard the rules of the constitution (all bills must begin in the House of Reps). God’s power SUPERCEDES mankind and would ask for HIS intervention beginning with Harry Reid!
According to the article, this is “a bill giving President Barack Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling unless two-thirds of Congress DISapproves, according to a Senate Democratic aide”
Submit all the paper they want but, it fails before being proposed who
According to the article, this is a bill giving President Barack Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling unless two-thirds of Congress DISapproves, according to a Senate Democratic aide
Democracy democrat style.....Majority disrule.
We’ll do what we want and if enough of you don’t
like it, maybe we won’t. I wouldn’t want to bet on that.
These people sure are in a hurry to change our government.
They think they are close so close to pure POWER that
they might as well make a grab for it.
(actually I had typed in “make a grave” but it’s the
same thing really)
This is, however, in keeping with the regrettable tendency to abdicate Congressional responsibility as defined in the Constitution to the executive branch. Obamacare, for all intents and purposes, says to the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare, "go write a law controlling all aspects of health care in America." We abdicate the control of the currency to the Fed, CO2 emissions to the environmental agency etc. etc.
The Constitution has been abdicated away.
Democrats should just write a bill making Obama a dictator...its what they advocate when Democrats win the presidency anyway.
The people answering these poll questions are the same people who think obamacare and the affordable care act are two different bills.
The polls are bogus,they don’t deal with the specific points of the bill,congress getting breaks,corporations getting breaks,unions getting breaks,they ask about liking republicans and democrats,do you like Obama,it’s all bullshit
Just another extortion scheme by the Democrats. It has gone from Obamacare to Obamascare.
We've had more than one. When a bill gives so much discretion to a non elected party, as the ACA does, or many EPA bills, you've got a mini-Enabling Act.
When you think about Reid's demand for a "clean bill," you've got pretty much the same thing. He just wants a continuing resolution for whatever, clean of any restrictions. Maybe you're right--the ultimate clean bill wouldn't be confined to any area, it would just be an overall Enabling Act.
Also, doesn't it seem wrong to pass a bill by a bare majority which requires a 2/3 majority for over-ride?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican in the Senate proposed on Tuesday giving President Barack Obama sweeping new power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation's debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a new plan to allow the president to demand up to $2.4 trillion in new borrowing authority by the summer of next year in three separate submissions. Those increases in the so-called debt limit would automatically take effect unless both the Republican House and the Democratic Senate enact legislation specifically disapproving it.
The first part of the plan would entail Obama submitting a request to Congress to raise the debt ceiling by $700 billion ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline. Then, Congress could pass a resolution of disapproval; the president could either sign it or veto it, McConnell said.
Presumably, he would veto it, McConnell continued. If that were the case, that veto would be sustained by one-third-plus-one in either the House or the Senate.
The second debt-limit request, for $900 billion, would then likely come in the fall of 2011 and would follow the same procedure, McConnell said. The third, another $900 billion increase, would come in the summer of 2012 and would lift the debt ceiling through the end of the year.
This is "leadership?" Who's side is this guy on?
NAME OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO ALLEGEDLY CALLED FREEDOMWORKS SUPPORTERS TRAITORS (UPDATE)
Obama wants to make the debt ceiling an issue as Mark Levin described.
Levin pointed out it was all planned. I found this video from Sept 23, so it was BEFORE the Oct 3 radio program. Levin lays it out:
Mark Levin REVEALS the brazen unconstitutional assault Obama is planning
Link to the audio for the Mark Levin Oct 3 clip about his theory.
The End of the United States of America