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

Skip to comments.

Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
CNS News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes

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: “You’ve 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?

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-107 next last

1 posted on 07/21/2014 12:27:43 PM PDT by lilyramone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Feline nickname.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 12:29:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Bohner has just abdicated his responsibility, can we impeach him first then obama?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 12:30:38 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

4 posted on 07/21/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Just like he said in 2012 that Obamacare was the law of the land and would be funded. And he was still re-elected.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Sorry, the date on this should read July 17, 2014


6 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT by lilyramone ("Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
Bohner has just abdicated his responsibility, can we impeach him first then obama?

Where do I sign?

7 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:34 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

So that makes him an accessory...


8 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:43 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone; MeshugeMikey; Diogenes; BuckeyeTexan; All

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.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 12:31:55 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

A name that rhymes with wussie. Boehner needs to go!


10 posted on 07/21/2014 12:32:38 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

I wonder what the NSA and Obama have on Boehner?

What a coward and traitor!


11 posted on 07/21/2014 12:33:11 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

What a sorry SOB leader. Why should anyone vote for these mutts?


12 posted on 07/21/2014 12:33:51 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

That lawsuit business is for cowards. How about getting rid of this Boehner instead?


13 posted on 07/21/2014 12:34:08 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

14 posted on 07/21/2014 12:34:42 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DH

I wonder what the NSA and Obama have on Boehner?
*********
That must be it;only thing that makes any sense.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 12:34:56 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Headline Change:
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama
Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defend the Constitution


16 posted on 07/21/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Of course not. For the same reason they don’t defund all the alphabet agencies Congress has created.. because they WANT it that way.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 12:36:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Will someone remove this pebble from our shoe


18 posted on 07/21/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone
Without a scintilla of hyperbole:     GOPe = Accessories to Treason
19 posted on 07/21/2014 12:37:45 PM PDT by tomkat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Boehner has to go, or be impeached. He is defying his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 12:38:04 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: lilyramone

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.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

These republicans just suck.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 12:40:15 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Pussy.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 12:40:33 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

It sounds like the Boehner is working for Soetoro now.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Boehner doesn’t want to give up the drinking and golfing he shares with zero. He’s a lush!


26 posted on 07/21/2014 12:41:04 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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.”


27 posted on 07/21/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone
I don't know who I'm more angry with....Obama for attempting this stuff, or Boehner and the Republicans for ALLOWING it to go on.

They've both abdicated their responsibilities so they can save each others collective asses. I'm so frickin' tired of it.

28 posted on 07/21/2014 12:41:47 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DH
I wonder what NSA and Obama have on Boehner?

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.

29 posted on 07/21/2014 12:42:18 PM PDT by grania
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Wouldn’t that make Congress partners-in-crime?


30 posted on 07/21/2014 12:43:54 PM PDT by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

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


31 posted on 07/21/2014 12:45:55 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Finalapproach29er

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?


32 posted on 07/21/2014 12:46:21 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone
Please explain any theory--any rational premise--that could excuse one sworn to uphold the Constitution, in funding what is known to be unco0nstitutional?

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?

William Flax

33 posted on 07/21/2014 12:46:49 PM PDT by Ohioan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Finalapproach29er

It is one thing to not do something.

It is another to announce you are not going to do anything.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 12:47:29 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

That is exactly right


35 posted on 07/21/2014 12:48:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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.


36 posted on 07/21/2014 12:49:00 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

P-Word!!


37 posted on 07/21/2014 12:51:17 PM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Anyone who still hangs their party hat at GOP headquarters is just as guilty in the destruction of our Country as the (D)’s.


38 posted on 07/21/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone; All

I suspect that Obama already has the funds to support his unconstitutonal projects via unaccounted stimulus program funding.


39 posted on 07/21/2014 12:53:34 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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.


40 posted on 07/21/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT by haircutter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

So in essence, Boehner is acting un-Constitutionally.


41 posted on 07/21/2014 12:56:06 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 12:56:14 PM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

Worthless POS’s stick together.


43 posted on 07/21/2014 12:56:56 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Army trucks have hauled away the newly slain, Angry crowds retreat, but they'll be back again. Al S)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG; 2ndDivisionVet; Alex Murphy; Graewoulf; lilyramone

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.


44 posted on 07/21/2014 12:57:55 PM PDT by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DH

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.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 12:58:54 PM PDT by sarge83
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Beagle8U
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!

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.

William Flax

46 posted on 07/21/2014 12:59:25 PM PDT by Ohioan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

GOP = GAVE Obama Power

Boehner is complicit. COMPLICIT.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 1:04:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dware; MinuteGal

“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.


48 posted on 07/21/2014 1:08:19 PM PDT by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone

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.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 1:08:28 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lilyramone; All

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.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 1:09:39 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-107 next last

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