Skip to comments.Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' if GOP Caves on Debt Ceiling
Posted on 10/15/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT by 11th_VA
On the House floor on Monday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) argued that President Barack Obamas activities during the government shutdown over Obamacare are a sign to him that Obama would act nefariously to attack the full faith and credit of the United States of America by taking the country into a default in a debt ceiling crisis if the president does not get everything he wants in negotiations.
Given the ruthless and vindictive way the shutdown has been handled, I now believe that this president would willfully act to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States unless the Congress acquiesces to all of his demands, at least as long as he sees political advantage in doing so, McClintock said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. If the Republicans acquiesce, immediate crisis will quickly vanish, credit markets will calm and public life will return to other matters. But a fundamental element of our Constitution will have been destroyed. The power of the purse will have shifted from the representatives of the people to the executive. The executive bureaucracies will be freed to churn out ever more outlandish regulations with no effective congressional review or check through the purse. A perilous era will have begun in which the president sets spending levels and vetoes any bill falling short of his demands. Whenever a deadline approaches, one house can simply refuse to negotiate with the other until Congress is faced with the Hobsons choice of a shutdown or a default. The nations spending will again dangerously accelerate. The deficit will rapidly widen. And the economic prosperity of the nation will continue to slowly bleed away.
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Tells it like it is.
Regardless of the particulars, this is all just a handover of power from the legislative to the executive.
Finally! Calling a spade a spade!
the economic prosperity of the nation will continue to slowly bleed away.
I’m pretty sure that is all in his plan.
Who is this guy?
We need to hear MORE from him.
Obama is a criminal guilty of high crimes and misdeameanors and should be impeached.
Obama wants the Mother Of All Defaults so he can become Emperor Barrack the first
Heard Gohmert on Fox say we “reaching the point of high crimes and misdemeanors!” 15 mins ago.
Maybe Matt Drudge will pick up this story and highlight it...
With the Secret Service enforcing the shutdown of Memorials in DC, it sounds like Obama is using the Secret Service like Adolf Hitler used the Gestapo... Though an admittedly tamer version... No book burning yet. No false imprisonment of innocent people yet...
Absolutely Obama would .... laughing all the way.
McClintock..wish he would run for Senate here in CA. He’s awesome. He’s been quiet, glad he’s speaking up now because he tells it like it is.
The problem is not the debt limit — the problem is the debt.
We are witnessing the birth of Socialism in America...unless true blooded Americans uphold our Constitution. This was all in the plan, but the majority see life through rose colored glasses.
I believe he was a candidate for governor but lost the nomination to Ahnold. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
Enough money comes in to pay debt interest. This “default” talk is complete and utter nonsense.
Call Obama on his BS.
Pay or repeal, don’t welsh.
Once you have half of the population addicted to *FreeS#!t*, it's hard to turn the ship around.
Is he the guy that came in second behind Arnold in the recall?
Oh. I see that he was third.
The dummies don’t care.
(Executive-created) default or shutdown halts government growth. We hold the cards. We just need the courage to use them.
It wasn’t a primary. He was third, falling behind Cruz Bustamante. I had to look it up, but I, like you, remembered that name. I had no idea he was in the house.
I think we have been in a constitutional crisis for quite a while now...several years in fact.
There's a word for this: Tyranny.
Where did you hear that the secret service was enforcing the shutdown of the monuments? First I’ve heard of it, but I’ve been traveling and out of the loop today.
Yes 3rd & we got the Governator..ughh
Slightly better than La Raza Bustamante.
“Heard Gohmert on Fox say we reaching the point of high crimes and misdemeanors! 15 mins ago.”
It will snow in hell before this S.O.B.is impeached.We are stuck with this clown until his term ends or we gain control of the senate.
I think the rest of the Democraps would split off. But then again, they aren't Democraps for nothing.
Yes. Around here, Ahnold was the candidate "who could win."
You may have heard that before.
McClintock has been a much respected conservative in CA for years. At one time he lost the GOP nomination for governor to the big rollers who got Schwarzenegger elected. He has always been an honest and forthright person but somewhat subdued as to rhetoric.
What would an islamist care about “full faith and credit”.
That is a blatant misuse of a federal agency.
The list is large.
If the gop caves obama will be able to pay Valerie Jarrett and Moochelle millions of dollars as advisors. He’ll be able to pay anyone he wants. I have to wonder if the Clintons really want to see him get that much power.
That’s what it has always been.
The House is finally telling the President what is what. The Rat intent was to destroy the appropriations process and userp the power of th e House of Representatives.
The Speaker should publicly announce there was an election in 2012 and he won.
IF the RINOs cave on this one, it’s time for the Conservatives to immediately become VERY active, maybe a million-man march of the ex-Republicans.
Tom McClintock’s my congressman and he drives the liberals nuts up here in conservative — very conservative — Placer County west of Sacramento.
From what I heard, Obama has used some of that porkulus money to increase food stamp users. It has run out. That is why he needs more money. To keep the takers happy. He is desperate.
Tom is always outspoken. Have always liked him.
Pass the bill and adjourn, John.
The choices are dictatorship or possible default (is he bluffing?) I think he is bluffing, but even if he isn’t, I’d rather have a default than a dictatorship!!!!
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