“Rumblings of Dictatorship”

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Interesting observations from Wild Bill on You Tube:

Does President Obama have authority to bypass Congress on the debt ceiling

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Just discovered this guy Ben Swann from Fox 19  in Cincinnati, Ohio…a couple of things he misses in this segment is the 14th amendment says, “authorized by law” and what is the law? The Constitution is the law. The Constitution only authorizes Congress as far as spending money goes. Section 5 of the 14th amendment (which most are also leaving out) says what? CONGRESS shall have the power to enforce this by appropriate legislation. I don’t read anything in here about the Executive branch………that’s because of checks and balances. Not giving too much power to one branch over the other. The founders were brilliant.

The 14th Amendment says:

Section 4.

“The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned……..”

Section 5.

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Nancy Pelosi We Aren’t Done Taxing Americans Yet !

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After the fiscal cliff deal was done, imposing higher taxes this year on all those making $40,000 per year or more, three different Democrats took to three different Sunday shows to push for more taxation on the American people.

First up was Democrat House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation and Bob Schieffer asked her if the “revenue side” of the fiscal cliff is complete. For Democrats, revenue means taxes.

Nancy Pelosi: Requiring Wealthy Americans To Pay Even More Is ‘Not Off The Table’

Then you have: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D_MD) appeared on Fox News Sunday and echoed the talking points that Pelosi put forward. When asked about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that there would be no more tax hikes, Van Hollen replied, “Well, if Mitch McConnell is going to draw the line in the sand, it’s going to be a recipe for more gridlock. We have to take a balanced approach to long-term deficit reduction — meaning additional (spending) cuts.”

For Democrats “balanced” means getting all they want and giving nothing in return, like real spending cuts, for example.

Van Hollen told a lie of about $110 billion concerning the fiscal cliff deal. He said, “”We raised $730 billion in revenue from very high income individuals. As we go forward, we need to adopt the same framework as the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission, meaning a combination of cuts and revenue.” Actually Congressman you guys might raise $620 billion, if you are lucky. That’s peanuts in the big scheme of things. Obviously the Maryland congress man needs a course in economics as he referenced “closing tax loopholes” and declared, “So, through tax reform, we can raise more revenue matched by additional cuts to address the sequester issue and long-term deficit.” Raising taxes produces less revenue. It always has and everyone knows you don’t do that when the economy is in the toilet.

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US Government For Dummies

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Rome became wealthy when was government powers were limited and the people became free to produce were allowed to keep most of what they earned.

In the midst of plenty the Romans forgot what freedom entailed: they forgot that the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government. When government power grows — and the people’s freedom recedes.

Once the Romans dropped their guard, power-seeking politicians exceeded the powers granted to them in the Constitution.

Some learned that they could elect politicians that would take government powers to take from some and give to others…AND IT ALL WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE.

SOUND FAMILIAR? This YOUTUBE video explains the problem with a DEMOCRACY as opposed to a Republic.

Next time someone claims we are a democracy, you can easily shoot down that description and explain to them that WE ARE NOT.

6 facts about the 14th Amendment

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This from Politico of all places, I fully expect Obama to attempt to use the 14th amendment to raise the Debt Ceiling, even tho the Constitution plainly says in Article I Section 4  of the Constitution  that Congress “shall have the power . . . to borrow money on the credit of the United States.”, “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law . . . shall not be questioned.”…so whom is “authorized by law”? …Congress that’s who, not the President. So the President has NO authority under the 14 amendment or the Constitution to raise the debt ceiling on his/her own…..NONE!

“The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law … shall not be questioned,” reads the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The upcoming fight to raise the national debt ceiling has again pushed the clause into the spotlight. Here is some important recent history on the issue:

1. In July 2011, former President Bill Clinton said he would use the 14th Amendment to raise the national debt ceiling “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me” if a default was in sight. It’s “necessary to pay for appropriations already made, so you can’t say, ‘Well, we won the last election and we didn’t vote for some of that stuff, so we’re going to throw the whole country’s credit into arrears.’”

2. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has put her support behind unilaterial presidential action on the debt ceiling by using the 14th. “I would just go do it. But the Congress has incurred much of this debt. And so what are you saying, we incurred it but we’re not going to pay it?” Pelosi said.

3. The White House has looked into the 14th Amendment option, but President Barack Obama ruled out it out during the most recent debt ceiling debate in 2011. “I have talked to my lawyers,” Mr. Obama said. “They are not persuaded that that is a winning argument.”

4. In 1935, the Supreme Court took up the public debt issue and said only that Congress cannot “alter or destroy” incurred debts.

5. It’s likely the Court wouldn’t take up the case if the president unilaterally raises the debt ceiling, but the justices would rule in “a lopsided margin” for Obama if he were challenged, according to The New Republic.

6. There’s little doubt the 14th Amendment option would infuriate Republicans in Congress. In 2011 debt ceiling fight, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, now the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said it was “crazy talk.”

President Obama Says “We don’t have a spending problem”

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This is absolutely amazing for the president to say this…….unbelieveable….

The Education of John Boehner

Leverage for the next clash: GOP willingness to let the spending sequester take effect.

What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’ ”

I am talking to Mr. Boehner in his office on the second floor of the Capitol, 72 hours after the historic House vote to take America off the so-called fiscal cliff by making permanent the Bush tax cuts on most Americans, but also to raise taxes on high earners. In the interim, Mr. Boehner had been elected to serve his second term as speaker of the House. Throughout our hourlong conversation, as is his custom, he takes long drags on one cigarette after another.

Mr. Boehner looks battle weary from five weeks of grappling with the White House. He’s frustrated that the final deal failed to make progress toward his primary goal of “making a down payment on solving the debt crisis and setting a path to get real entitlement reform.” At one point he grimly says: “I need this job like I need a hole in the head.”

The president’s insistence that Washington doesn’t have a spending problem, Mr. Boehner says, is predicated on the belief that massive federal deficits stem from what Mr. Obama called “a health-care problem.” Mr. Boehner says that after he recovered from his astonishment—”They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system”—he replied: “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with ObamaCare. But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem.” He repeated this message so often, he says, that toward the end of the negotiations, the president became irritated and said: “I’m getting tired of hearing you say that.”

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Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

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I blame Boehner for this. It reminds me of what Nancy Pelosi said about voting for Obamacare, “you can’t see what’s in it until it’s voted in”……how stupid can people be.

House Vote on Fiscal Cliff Bill Breaks GOP 3-Day Pledge to Read the Bill

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.

Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.

The bill is 154-pages and includes several provisions that are unrelated to the fiscal cliff, including repealing a section of ObamaCare, extending the wind-energy tax credit, and a rum tax subsidy deal for Puerto Rican rum makers.

The bill avoids the fiscal cliff by making permanent the Bush tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 per year and couples making less than $450,000 and by putting off the automatic spending cuts (sequestration) from last year’s debt ceiling deal until March.

Technically, those Bush tax rates had expired at midnight on Dec. 31, 2012 and the spending cuts were scheduled to take place when the government reopened following the New Year’s Day holiday

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