Senate GOP set to give Obama unlimited power to tax

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And the Republicans are pretty well on board with this. Never mind the Constitution gives the power of the purse and taxing to Congress and provides NO way to cede this authority. This may be a done deal in a matter of hours.

From Politico

Tennessee Senators set to give Obama unlimited power to tax

Our sources on Capitol Hill have informed us the Senate is working on a backroom deal to give President Obama nearly total control over federal spending for the rest of this fiscal year.
This is their “solution” to their self-created sequestration crisis.
Your Tennessee Senators may be on the verge of ceding their constitutional authority to Obama and giving him virtually unlimited power over taxing and spending.

If this deal goes through, our “Radical-in Chief” will have almost unlimited power to raise taxes for the next seven months!

+ + GOP Senators Set to Betray Constitution!
Under this dirty, backroom deal, Obama would essentially be given full authority to raise taxes and set spending levels, because Congress would need a two-thirds vote on a “resolution of disapproval” to stop him (a near impossibility).
Top GOP Senate leaders have given their “tacit approval” to the plan, according to a Politico report that says “Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional ‘power of the purse’ for the last seven months of this fiscal year.”

TRANSLATION: Your  Tennessee Senators would cede their constitutional duty and give Obama unconstitutional powers to RAISE YOUR TAXES with NO accountability.

 

+ + Doorstep Of Totalitarianism
This proposed action by the Senate, with the support of Republicans, borders on treason and brings America to the doorstep of totalitarianism.
This is a clear violation of the separation of powers — Congress is constitutionally given the authority to tax and spend. The founders separated these powers because they lived under the TYRANNY of a king who had both legislative and executive powers.
Now, Tennessee Senators stand on the verge of effectively returning us to the days of King George III. But this time, it will be “King Barack” who can tax us to his liking.

+ + URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
I’m calling on every patriotic citizen to take action right now and demand that the Senate NOT CEDE ITS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO OBAMA!

P.S. This dirty deal is expected to happen in the next few hours so your immediate action is vitally important.
PLEASE CALL your two Tennessee Senators and let them know you are fully aware of this backroom deal to cede taxing authority to Obama. Phone numbers:
Sen. Alexander : 202-224-4944   Sen. Corker : 202-224-3344

Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama

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This from Politico

What is wrong with the Republican Party? Give the President even more power. Way to go guys, you are self destructing the Republican Party.  Let’s just do away with Congress and give the President power to do what he wants and let you guys just go home…Naaa that’s a bad idea. How bout sticking to the Constitution.

Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8.

The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of this fiscal year. (I don’t think the Constitution allows Congress to cede it’s power over like that…I know it doesn’t.)

As proposed, lawmakers would retain the power to overturn the president’s spending plan by March 22, but only under a resolution of disapproval that would demand two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate to prevail over an Obama veto.

The proposal would require — like the sequester — that no more than $42.6 billion of the cuts come at the expense of defense programs. But the elaborate, almost Rube Goldberg construct is already provoking sharp criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike and reflects a political scramble to escape the fallout from the sequester.

The sweep of the first GOP option is striking. If Congress were to follow this course, significant power would be shifted to the president, an unusual maneuver that even Obama himself and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have scoffed at. But the plan appears to have the backing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and is being advanced by conservative Republicans who don’t want the White House to continue using the sequester as a public relations hammer.

“Let’s be clear about the goal here,” McConnell said, somewhat defensively on the Senate floor Wednesday

Reid has said he will allow Republicans one shot at offering a sequester solution this week, but the GOP has been divided about a way forward. Even if Republicans unite behind this latest approach, it is unlikely to clear the Senate, ensuring that the sequestration cuts will take effect Friday. (Whick I might add is what Obama and the Dems want to happen in order to hurt the Republicans more and let the Dems have more of a chance of taking back the House, God forbid, what a nightmare that would be)