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Question for Boehner: Will you use the power of the purse to stop Obama’s executive power grabs?
Hotair ^ | 07/19/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/20/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A leftover from yesterday via CNS but a fine note on which to end the week. There are three ways the House could punish Obama the next time he decides he wants to rewrite a statutory deadline for ObamaCare or unilaterally declare war in the Middle East or amnestize a few million illegals.

They could impeach him, of course, but that’ll go nowhere in the Senate and will provoke a nasty public backlash against the GOP. That option is too hot. They could do what Boehner’s actually doing right now, suing Obama on separation-of-powers grounds, but most legal experts think the lawsuit is doomed either because the House lacks standing or because courts don’t want to meddle in an executive/legislative scrap. That option is too cold. The third option is to simply cut off his funding.

If he wants to continue making law via executive edict, that’s fine; next time he comes looking for appropriations to run the government, Boehner can laugh in his face and tell him to get the money from Harry Reid. Under the circumstances, the power of the purse would operate as the impeachment process in reverse: Reid and the Senate could do whatever they like on funding, but their bills would be DOA in the House. No money for Uncle Sugar until Obama agrees to follow the law as written.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; executive; obama; uniparty
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1 posted on 07/20/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Weepy tears up at the thought of being able to carry the purse of POSOTUS


2 posted on 07/20/2014 5:54:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

Q2 Why should We the People be expected to pay for an Illegal Alien and his tranny’s lavish lifestyle? Why haven’t you ganked his credit card yet?


3 posted on 07/20/2014 5:55:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This would just be the ‘shut down the government’ strategy again.

I believe almost all department funding is written into law for multiple years. House can’t repeal existing funding by itself; the Senate would have to go along.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 5:57:24 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Power of the purse? What's he talking about?"


5 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SeekAndFind

EXEMPT Boehner had no interest in stopping Obama this week,
or last week, or the week before.
Or next week.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 5:59:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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7 posted on 07/20/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Diogenesis
Boehner is elected by the Republican members of the House. He's apparently doing what they want him to do. What else do you need to know about the Republican Party. Let's see, weak, impotent, stupid, cowardly, timid, oh did I say that they're cowards?

Democrats are evil. Republlicans pretend not to be evil. Which is worse?

8 posted on 07/20/2014 6:12:27 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Boenher, who was preparing for a GOPe surrender conference, could not offer a response...


9 posted on 07/20/2014 6:17:32 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Vichy Republicans attack their base more than the Democrats, sorta like the Vichy French who attacked fellow Frenchmen and Jews rather than the Nazis.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. That is what the TEA Party would do.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:52 AM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Democrats are evil. Republlicans pretend not to be evil. Which is worse?

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You could easily make a case that Republicans are more deceptive than Democrats. They tell their base one thing and then do another. They complain about liberal policies but do little if anything to stop them. They claim to be conservative but continue to support the growth of big government and massive spending.

The Republicans are sheep in wolves clothing.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 6:28:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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Boenher, who was preparing for a GOPe surrender conference...

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GOP = White Flag Party


13 posted on 07/20/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: rawcatslyentist

Is there anyone left who thinks Obama would respect a LEGAL limitation on his spending priorities?

No?

So, do you expect the House to send its Master-at-Arms to seize the Treasury Department? And just padlock Obama’s favorite “lockboxes”?

No?

So, what makes you think a sitting president, who thinks he is above the Law, will be POWERLESS when he is challenged by “the power of the purse”?

Let’s work to get a veto-proof Congress. IMHO, that is more likely to work.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 6:31:29 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Is there anyone left who thinks Obama would respect a LEGAL limitation on his spending priorities?

No?

So, do you expect the House to send its Master-at-Arms to seize the Treasury Department? And just padlock Obama’s favorite “lockboxes”?

No?

So, what makes you think a sitting president, who thinks he is above the Law, will be POWERLESS when he is challenged by “the power of the purse”?

Let’s work to get a veto-proof Congress. IMHO, that is more likely to work.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 6:32:16 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, he won’t.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

“Foregettaboutit!”


17 posted on 07/20/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: jjotto

RE: I believe almost all department funding is written into law for multiple years.

But what if Obama runs out of money for this or that program and asks for more Billions?

And oh BTW, if Obamacare is written into law for multiple years, how long will the money last since it was passed in 2010?


18 posted on 07/20/2014 6:43:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That would be a Negative.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama leaves office before any of this could come down.

Don’t forget the courts: They’re the real legislature these days. They can mandate spending, and the executive will go along. That means the House must take a positive action to stop spending. That means the Senate will have to go along. Good luck.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 6:48:34 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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