“I Don’t Really Worry About The Constitution On This, To Be Honest”

Conn Carroll on Chuck Schumer’s revelation that Barack Obama is considering ignoring the debt limit in violation of the 14th Amendment:

“Considering the ease with which Obama has violated bankruptcy law, refused to enforce voter fraud laws and ignored the War Powers Act, what is stopping him from ignoring the debt ceiling?”

Carroll also explains why the Democrats didn’t bother to raise the debt ceiling last year when they had control of both houses of congress:

“The Democrats decision not to raise the debt limit when they still controlled both houses of Congress was a calculated political gamble. They wanted to use the debt limit vote to separate newly-elected Republicans from their Tea Party base…Democrats had a chance to pass a clean debt limit. But instead they insisted on taking the Republicans hostage by dumping the debt limit responsibility on the newly elected members of congress.”

OOops! Cutesy-poo gone bad!

Don’t these DC hacks and dullards ever consider the well-being of the country over their own lust for power?

As the Democrat’s wonderful leader said when running for POTUS in ’08:

“Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for too long.”

The congressional Democrats just couldn’t “resist”.

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

2 thoughts on ““I Don’t Really Worry About The Constitution On This, To Be Honest””

  1. … and if the big spending Democrats have to cut anything, they’ll first choose conservative issues, while their union boyz “chew the fat”.

    Obama will take on Arizona for enforcing border laws, but acts like a White “House slave” for the union bosses and Soros. Barry is at war with free America. He seems to know what most lawyers believe … it is not a matter of law, but “what can you get away with”.

  2. If I understand this the Constitution trumps any other law like the debt ceiling.

    The debt ceiling raise is needed not for new spending but that that has
    been already authorized by Congress, ie by law and thus the President
    has 2 duties:

    1) Uphold all laws that have been passed

    2) The debt has already been committed to over many years so it is valid and “shall not be questioned.

    That makes using the 14th a no brainer.

    The Presidential oath also requires the President to protect and defend
    the Constitution. If he does not follow it as laid out above one could
    argue you could impeach him as well.

    In fact all members of Congress took a similar oath so their inaction
    to provide the debt ceiling action needed to fund the laws passed by
    them could be deemed a violation of their oath of office subjecting
    Boehner in particular to impeachment. Right?

    The other issue here is that failure to protect the nation’s financial
    system from a meltdown is akin to “war” and the President again is
    bound to protect the nation as well. Keeping the nation from falling
    into a deeper recession, higher borrowing costs, higher deficits due to
    a double dip and the world losing faith in the US as a reserve currency
    makes his inaction on the 14th impeachable to me.

    Failure to act has been estimated to cost the US $50B minimum directly
    for even a few day default due to increased debt rollover costs and as
    much as a trillion over a decade not to mention higher borrowing costs
    for consumers and business as well.

    The President has put forth $2T in cuts and asked for $400B in tax
    loopholes being closed. Every deficit reduction plan that Reagan, Bush
    I and Clinton did required a combination. Why can’t the Repubs simply
    negotiate in good faith and get this done?

    If they do not they will get hung out to dry by the President being
    forced to act under his Constitutional duty. That surely isn’t going to
    help them defeat Obama. It might just sew up his re-election before
    they even have a primary.

    If they think he isn’t tough enough to do this. Just remember the
    Sunday nite we found about Osama or the Somali pirates that were taken
    out right after he took office.

    If he needs to he will act and get the job done as he should, no doubt about it.

    PERRY V. UNITED STATES, 294 U. S. 330 (1935)

    The government’s contention thus raises a question of far greater
    importance than the particular claim of the plaintiff. On that
    reasoning, if the terms of the government’s bond as to the standard of
    payment can be repudiated, it inevitably follows that the obligation as
    to the amount to be paid may also be repudiated. The contention
    necessarily imports that the Congress can disregard the obligations of
    the government at its discretion, and that, when the government borrows
    money, the credit of the United States is an illusory pledge…

    The Constitution gives to the Congress the power to borrow
    money on the credit of the United States, an unqualified power, a power
    vital to the government, upon which in an extremity its very life may
    depend. The binding quality of the promise of the United States is of
    the essence of the credit which is so pledged. Having this power
    to authorize the issue of definite obligations for the payment of money
    borrowed, the Congress has not been vested with authority to alter or
    destroy those obligations.

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