all good articles. The one thing i notice they don’t include is that after we pay the constituionally required debts, we are essentially handing over the choice of what to spend on to the president. I’m going to have to jump threads and apollogize to colt.
That is true, but that has been a severe problem form the beginning. The House GOP as it stands has, unfortunately, always been limited, by our built in balance of powers system if nothing else, in controlling what, exactly, Obama spends the money on. Conservatives must win a majority in the Senate and the House for any chance of this to change in the near future.
Another reason why I am hoping that if the hysteria over the debt default really is just hysteria, that it can somehow be shown to the public. At the moment, this is a PR battle and conservatives have to win more PR battles or there will always be distinct limits to what they can do on a federal scale.
“The one thing i notice they dont include is that after we pay the constituionally required debts, we are essentially handing over the choice of what to spend on to the president.”
Exactly. That’s the bad news. The good news is you’ve trimmed the possible expenditures by at least 20%.