Skip to comments.Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
Posted on 07/21/2014 12:27:43 PM PDT by lilyramone
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.
At his weekly press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Boehner: Youve said you disagree with calls to impeach the president over abuse of power via executive actions. But under the Constitution the House actually has the power of the purse. So, if the President takes actions that exceed his Constitutional authority, will you withhold funding for those actions in the next must-pass appropriations bill?
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Bohner has just abdicated his responsibility, can we impeach him first then obama?
Just like he said in 2012 that Obamacare was the law of the land and would be funded. And he was still re-elected.
Sorry, the date on this should read July 17, 2014
Where do I sign?
So that makes him an accessory...
Always a coward to do his Constitutional Duty, crybaby Speaker Boehner pledges, AGAIN, to keep on paying Obama to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America” into the Socialist Haven that both Boehner and Obama want.
A name that rhymes with wussie. Boehner needs to go!
I wonder what the NSA and Obama have on Boehner?
What a coward and traitor!
What a sorry SOB leader. Why should anyone vote for these mutts?
That lawsuit business is for cowards. How about getting rid of this Boehner instead?
I wonder what the NSA and Obama have on Boehner?
That must be it;only thing that makes any sense.
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defend the Constitution
Of course not. For the same reason they don’t defund all the alphabet agencies Congress has created.. because they WANT it that way.
Will someone remove this pebble from our shoe
Boehner has to go, or be impeached. He is defying his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Why do republicans ALWAYS end up with leaders that don’t have any balls. I have three boys and when they were children of 10 they had more convictions than this moron.
Although he is a looney, Harry Reid has more testosterone in his little finger nail than Obainer has. Say what you will about ignorant Harry, he will at least stand and fight.
I am now beginning to fear we will never recover our country.
These republicans just suck.
And the GOP wonders why I, and a zillion others, no longer support the GOP. Figure it out, Stupid. If you no longer have the stones to stand up for what right, then why should we support you?
It sounds like the Boehner is working for Soetoro now.
Boehner doesn’t want to give up the drinking and golfing he shares with zero. He’s a lush!
J. Boehner and Daryl Issa must be using the same playbook. Rant, rave, twist and shout if you want to, but always stop just short of taking any real ‘boots on ground, or boots in the face’ kind of action. I feel like Cecil B. DeMille, jumping out of my folding Directors chair, yelling “ACTION! I want ACTION! your character is flat, tepid and without any depth. Do you even know what part you’re supposed to be playing in this scene? Do you? It doesn’t appear that you do.”
They've both abdicated their responsibilities so they can save each others collective asses. I'm so frickin' tired of it.
It can't be that. Nothing the ptb could reveal could be worse than what Boehner is doing to the nation. Maybe Boehner's just intellectually lazy, as is Obama. They get together and figure out how to not deal with problems so they can go play golf or whatever.
Perhaps neither one of them has the intellectual capacity or analytical skills to understand the irreversible consequences their actions are having on the US.
May I say this....maybe they're both just plain dumb.
Wouldn’t that make Congress partners-in-crime?
Maybe conservatives in larger and larger numbers are starting to figure out that “getting a republican in” is not the answer. Getting a Conservative, a Palin, a Cruz, etc. in is the answer. The R’s could gain the senate, but if they are all a bunch of RINO’s it won’t matter and could actually do more harm to the conservative movement than if D’s were in charge
Isn’t it funny that people who CAN see that a gun-control “law” will NOT stop crooks and crazies from using guns CAN NOT see that a spending control “law” will NOT stop the crroks and crazies in the White House from spendng whatever amount they want, for whatver reason they want?
If you fund something that you have no authority to fund, are you not as guilty as the one who sought that funding?
Is Ted Cruz one of only a handful in Washington, who understand this?
It is one thing to not do something.
It is another to announce you are not going to do anything.
That is exactly right
As long as Hairy Reed controls the senate their isn’t much the house can do to stop the bastard in the white house.
Shut down government and the media places all the blame on Republicans, and we lose the house in 2014. Then O’bastard could really go wild!
Raise your hand if you want Nazi Pelosi back in control of the house.
Anyone who still hangs their party hat at GOP headquarters is just as guilty in the destruction of our Country as the (D)’s.
I suspect that Obama already has the funds to support his unconstitutonal projects via unaccounted stimulus program funding.
Typical remarks by John Boenher who is not qualified for the Leader of the House. He should really step aside and give the job to some one who really cares about this Nation.
So in essence, Boehner is acting un-Constitutionally.
As a representative republic, this country is finished. The criminals in DC know that the American people will do nothing to stop them but will only keep bitching about what this government is doing while they continue taking what ever corrupt crap this government forces down our throats.
Worthless POS’s stick together.
I’m no fan of Boehner, but this idea that the House has the power of the purse is crap and by repeating it over and over it only adds to the popular ignorance and it even infects the usually well informed people that frequent FreeRepublic.
When you boil it down to its essence, the so called “power of the purse” reduces to “government shutdown” given the current makeup of the three branches of government.
And given the current political sentiments of the population “government shutdown” is something that democrats would relish.
So unless you have someone leading the “government shutdown” movement who can convince the majority of the people that it is the right thing to do and get them to strongly support it, doing it would be a loser’s game.
So GraceG, Vet, Alex, Graewoulf, lily if you were the speaker, how would you go about getting the MAJORITY of the people to love a government shutdown? Because that is what you’re expecting Boehner to do.
Nothing I am betting. Boner is a liberal GOPE trash pedlar. Whatever the liberal GOPE trash minions want, he does their bidding and they want their time at the feeding $$$ trough.
After all it is all about the Republican Party, the country be damned.
Only if we continue to allow spokesmen, who are not able to explain the issues on TV. I can tell you from personal experience, that when these issues are properly explained by someone who knows how to use TV, the public will rally to the truth. And what is the truth? That one's oath requires just what you are pledged to do.
The Republicans could easily have framed the issue by voting to fund everything that they could in conscience fund--even if they did not agree with it--and then let the Democrats shut down the Government, as spoiled brats who could not have their way on everything!
But you have to have spokesmen who make the issue crystal clear; spokesmen who can use TV to communicate, without reading someone else's stale words off a teleprompter.
It can be done.
GOP = GAVE Obama Power
Boehner is complicit. COMPLICIT.
“Anyone who still hangs their party hat at GOP headquarters is just as guilty in the destruction of our Country as the (D)s.”
Until in the 2016 election you end up stuck with the Dems again for another 4 years. And you will be doing your part to assure that happens. You must want it to happen actually.
I’m a little confused. I understand that funding measures must initiate in the House. But it still requires Senate approval. There’s a lot of talk about the House unfunding Obammy etc. I’m not sure how that works right now without the Senate being onboard.
It dawned on me that any defunding bill made by the House would also have to be passed by the Senate, corrections welcome. And corrupt Reid isn’t going to let any defunding bill pass.
The reason that the House’s control of the purse (the Constitution’s Clause 1 of Section 7 of Article I) now won’t work is the following imo. The stupid House has already funded Obama’s unconstitutonal projects with unaccounted, constitutionally indefensible stimulus plan funding imo. So the horse has already escaped the barn even if the House had the support of the Senate to close the barn door.
Again, unless patriots and former Obama supporters elect a 2/3 conservative Senate majority in 2014 elections, a majority who is willing to give Obama the boot if the House impeaches him, then there’s little that Boehner can do about Obama other than to sue him because of Obama guard dog Reid.