|Il Duce Il Douche|
Obama is in the midst of one of the biggest political power fits in history. Shutting down monuments and scenic overlooks, including the World War Two Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Others this megalomaniacal jerk has closed are the parking lots at Mount Rushmore, as well as at Mount Vernon (which is privately funded), and scenic overlooks on the George Washington parkway around DC. And lest we forget, the National Amber Alert website has been shut down, to remind us how this is affecting our safety as well. However, Michelle Obama's websites are still up and running, including her "Get Moving" website. I guess here programs qualify as "essential" government work.
Obama is having a blast in shoving American's faces in it. We are not supposed to speak up. We are to shut the hell up, bend over and take whatever he want us to abuse us with. There is no room for dissent. As a Washington DC Park Ranger told the Washington Times: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” There's your all-caring Barack Obama for you.
The problem is, is that public opinion is turning away from the President on the budget deal, so he is now focuing on scaring us about the debt ceiling. He is actively trying to spook the markets. He is talking of the US defaulting on its debt, and of the dire consequences that would bring. The dirty secret is this: The US is not going to default if the debt ceiling is not raised. The US brings in $225B/mo. in tax receipts. The interest on the debt is about a tenth of that, and is all that is needed to be paid to stay out of default.
Knowing this, the President insists that he get a clean continuing resolution with increased spending and everything that HE wants, (a CR, because he has not submitted a serious budget to Congress in his 5 years), and yet another increase to the debt ceiling. And if he doesn't get it, because he's already stated numerous time that he "refuse(s) to negotiate", that he's just going to have to unconstitutionally go around Congress and do this himself, using the 14th Amendment as his justification. One problem for "The Messiah". The 14th Amendment does not give the President unilateral authority to issue new debt on the U.S. credit than he has to collect taxes or make expenditures that have not been enacted by Congress, no matter what Harry Reid or the lapdog media say.
The debt clause of the Amendment states: "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. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void".
Keep in mind that this Amendment came at the end of the Civil War, and was one of three post-civil war amendments. The debt clause was put in because of the debt incurred by the war still had to be paid. The debt needed to be paid by both the northern and southern states. The 14th Amendment was put in to prevent the southern states from saying they would not pay for the cost of the war. What it does not say is that President Obama, or any president, can borrow money or spend money which has not first been authorized by Congress. ALL spending must originate in the House of Representatives, and the 14th amendment does not render that null and void.
President Obama knows this, as do his advisors, and those on the left who are encouraging him to do it, including the village idiot Nancy Pelosi. For Barack Obama and this bunch, separation of powers are a nuisance, not a constitutional firewall against abuse. If he follows through on his threat, Articles of Impeachment should be drawn up, and Barack Obama should go on trial.
Obama not ruling out using 14th Amendment to violate constitution