Do we have a Congress or a coffle of slaves?
“With almost $17.3 trillion in national debt, failing to put a debt limit in place to protect taxpayers from even more reckless spending by Congress is beyond irresponsible,” said Heritage’s Romina Boccia. That’s $140,000 per household.
How can you square an increase in government dependence, a shrinking labor force and endemic long term unemployment with an economic “recovery?" You can't unless you look at it in political, not economic terms.
Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.
To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership
As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.
George Will points out that Obama is using the White House press room to illegally rewrite laws, something that can only be done by Congress.
Democratic Senator Mark Pryor voted to keep his special Obamacare subsidy, while his principled limited government constitutional conservative opponent, Tom Cotton, voted to end the special Obamacare subsidy for Congress. So why is Pryor not owning-up to his vote?
Unless Speaker Boehner calls the House back into session to prevent President Obama from usurping Congress’s constitutional authority to authorize – or not authorize – the use of military force in Syria, Speaker Boehner may go down in history as the Speaker who stood by and did nothing while an understanding of the Constitution that has stood since George Washington was President was vaporized by the cruise missiles Barack Obama is preparing to rain down on Syria.
In Speaker Boehner's hands rests the decision on whether Congress will come back into session and remain a coequal branch of government by maintaining its power to authorize—or not authorize—the use of military force in Syria. If he fails to act, Congress will be relegated to the status of a mere appendage of the Executive, used only to levy taxes and rubber stamp the decisions of an imperial president.
IRS lawyer Carter Hull and 20 other IRS employees will be questioned. Will it reveal the discriminator?