Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sen. Mike Lee: Congress Should Withhold the Presidentís Funds Until he Stops Breaking the Law
TPNN ^ | June 27, 2014

Posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by kingattax

On Thursday, TPNN’s Tim Constantine spoke with Tea Party Senator Mike Lee about the president’s continued efforts to erode the separation of powers between the branches of government and the Supreme Court ruling that held that President Obama’s repeated recess appointments were, in fact, unconstitutional.

Sen. Lee praised the Court’s decision, which was unanimous, that held that the president, once again, overstepped the bounds afforded to his office by the Constitution.

Speaking about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s intention to file suit against the Obama Administration, Sen. Lee expressed approval of the effort, but cautioned that the lawsuit should not be the only remedy sought to curb President Obama’s power-grabs.

(Excerpt) Read more at tpnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by kingattax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kingattax

It’s an excellent idea. The House control the purse, I never understood why they don’t use it.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

The boys up in the House need to show the American people that they have a pair and shut down ALL funding to the Executive Branch until they stop breaking the law.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

I agree.Take away the Residents pleasure times flying off on Air Force one and vacationing on the Taxpayers dime.Tell the Executive moron More work and less play.

Its time for the Resident to clean up this National and International mess he’s created.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 4:54:58 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Not only that, impeachment is not limited to the president. Certain senior appointees can also be impeached, and I believe federal judges can be as well. So let’s get to it, TP representatives!


5 posted on 06/28/2014 4:55:16 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MamaTexan

Cruz and Lee tried to show them how last October, but the GOP-E undercut them.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 4:56:37 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

This is why the Founding Fathers decided that only Americans should be allowed to be elected as President of the United States. They knew that jackasses from say, Kenya Africa, were too stupid to understand how the United States of America works and would only screw everything up. They were right but we didn’t want to listen to them.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 4:58:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MamaTexan
does this answer your question ?
8 posted on 06/28/2014 5:00:21 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Ground AF1. And the helicopters.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 5:04:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax; All
Regarding Sen. Mike Lee's suggestion, yes, James Madison had indicated in Federalist No 58 that the Founding States had given the House of Representatives the sole power of the purse to stop the Senate and Oval Office dead in their tracks by witholding funding if it needed to.
The Federalist Papers : No. 58

The problem is that even the HoR is corrupt, the HoR evidently giving Obama a blank check somewhere along the line to finance his anti-USA projects independently of Congress.

In other words, the HoR's readings of the Constitution at the beginnings of the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions were evidently nothing more than a dog-and-pony show for low-information voters.

Patriots and former Obama supporters need to exercise their voting muscle in the 2014 elections to elect lawmakers who are willing to force corrupt Congress back into its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited power cage.

10 posted on 06/28/2014 5:05:06 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Lee needs to take Hatch OUT.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 5:05:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Oooooooooooh, Dooon’t make me do thiiis! It’s tooo haaaaard!


12 posted on 06/28/2014 5:09:47 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

King Obama will merely direct the treasurer to write checks anyway. ..


13 posted on 06/28/2014 5:10:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax
Right on Mike.

Yes, it's unlikely to happen, but we have to start somewhere. Talking about it is a start.

14 posted on 06/28/2014 5:10:16 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Great idea.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 5:14:04 PM PDT by apocalypto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Good idea. But will it happen?


16 posted on 06/28/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

I vote aye.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 5:15:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Defund the parasitic bast@@ds! And when we win the fall elections, impeach them all! I will enjoy Holder’s impeachment even more than Obozo’s!


18 posted on 06/28/2014 5:18:37 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: kingattax
Congress Should Withhold the President’s Funds Until he Stops Breaking the Law

Geez! What a novel idea! /Heavy Sarcasm (Should have been done a long time ago!)

19 posted on 06/28/2014 5:23:20 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution says:

Section 4

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

What’s happening on our southern border is an invasion conceived and abetted by our president.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 5:34:51 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: puppypusher
I agree.Take away the Residents pleasure times flying off on Air Force one and vacationing on the Taxpayers dime.Tell the Executive moron More work and less play.

De-fund Michelle's staff and personal travel and see if she can straighten out his putter and fix his ball washer...............

First Lady Michelle Obama's Servant List and Pay Scale

The First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants (that's 22 attendants to be exact)

1. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7. $84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to The First Lady)
16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special-2Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to The First Lady)
17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18. $43,000 - Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
22. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

21 posted on 06/28/2014 5:40:24 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Defunding Air Force 1 would get his attention ! He’d have to stay in the WH with MO. Might even be enough to get him to step down.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 5:43:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Absolutely, positively hold the funds for the weekly WH parties, flying world wide and fund raisers on Air Force one, record breaking golf rounds. That will bring the narcissist to his knees.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MamaTexan; FlingWingFlyer; puppypusher; Timber Rattler; kingattax; Vendome; apocalypto; ...

“The House control the purse, I never understood why they don’t use it.”

How exactly would that work?

I imagine it would happen through the appropriation bill that starts in the house that contains money for whatever agency the house did not want to fund.

So let’s say they stop funding agency x. This has to go to the senate. The democrats there don’t pass the bill. Usually these appropriation bills contain money for lots of things including stuff that the house wants to fund. So the senate decides that since there is no money for agency x, they’re not going to pass the bill, and the government shuts down and they of course blame the repubs and the press makes a huge deal of it and scares the crap out of the srs and welfare recipients and government employees and government contractors, and low information voters. The repubs having no stomach or balls for this, retreat with their tails between their legs.

Is this the way it would play out?

So to summarize....

With the current makeup of our congress and media “power of the purse” translates to “shutting down the government”.

With the current makeup of our population “shutting down the government” translates to a huge backlash for the repubs in public opinion and the voting booth, and smiles in the dems faces.

Did I miss anything?


24 posted on 06/28/2014 5:51:02 PM PDT by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Instead of “should”, how about “will”?


25 posted on 06/28/2014 5:54:05 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

The only way to get his attention is to cut off his (golf) balls.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 5:55:32 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

The Constitution requires the House to originate “raising Revenue”, not to originate spending it.

I think Sen. Lee’s comments are being a little misunderstood. He seems to be talking about a situation where Republicans take the Senate as well as the House.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 6:00:59 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MamaTexan

I never understood why they don’t use it

***********
Weak kneed Republicans. No spine.


28 posted on 06/28/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

The trick is getting fewer people dependent on the federal government, if we can’t do that, we’re toast! Socialist dystopia will rule.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 6:03:45 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Talking about it is a start.

*********
And usually an end. Like the old axiom says: After all is said and done, there’s a lot more said than done.

Little talk and lots of action would be preferable.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 6:06:13 PM PDT by Starboard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Timber Rattler

Yes, and I havn’t forgotten those who sided with or at least didn’t oppose the rats for trying to keep elderly and infirm WWII vets from their own memorial.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 6:17:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Didn’t Michelle Bachman have the same idea? It’s a good one.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 6:18:47 PM PDT by IronJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aquila48

So, shut down gubment again!


33 posted on 06/28/2014 6:22:43 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Ha, the GOP is too busy agreeing with Obama to defund his office!!!


34 posted on 06/28/2014 6:25:20 PM PDT by RginTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MamaTexan

Oh I could see it now. They would play it up good. Obama and his ugly wife would have their two kids with rags as clothes, messed up hair and have them look dirty......show them on TV and say.....the Republicans are taking money from my children. In a normal world that would not work, but today it would be a disaster.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kingattax
Let me understand this? A United States Senator recognizes that the current President is breaking the law and will NOT call for his impeachment which is the only real way to stop him from breaking the law?

This country is lost......

36 posted on 06/28/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

Bonor and McCornhole have screwed that pooch last year. Remove those two Socialist enabling bums and problem solved.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

He looks just like the Cowardly Lion.


38 posted on 06/28/2014 7:18:30 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson