Let’s face it – Republicans control only the House of Representatives. We do not control the Senate, and we do not control the White House. While we might like to avoid a significant increase of the debt ceiling, force a decrease in the deficit, and avoid a tax increase, we really lack the power to do so without cooperation from Obama and the Senate Democrats. Unless a solution acceptable to the Democrats is reached, the negative consequences will be ascribed by the media to GOP intransigence and extremism, not the spendthrift ways of Obama and the Democrats. And perhaps most distressing is the prospect of Obama and Geithner attempting to implement the so-called Fourteenth Amendment Solution, whereby they would use a spurious interpretation of the fourth clause of that amendment to grant the Executive Branch unlimitable borrowing authority – because Senate Democrats will not vote to remove Obama and Geithner when they are impeached, effectively ratifying that approach and thereby taking powers conferred on Congress by Article I of the Constitution and placing them in the hands of the Executive Branch instead. We therefore need a creative solution to this situation – and I think I’ve got one.
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Posted by: L. Steven Beene II at July 13, 2011 03:54 PM (zNgZK)
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