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?
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