Unconstitutionality of debt ceiling questioned amidst flurry of activity at White House

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Freedom and the Constitution OREM, UT
    June 30, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    This is just another example of how conservatives don't grasp reality. Raising the debt ceiling isn't an authorization to spend instead it authorizes the U.S. Treasury to PAY OUR DEBTS which we have already incurred as a result of previous spending. The Government Accountability office (GAO) recently issued a report to the effect of "The decisions that create the need to borrow are made separately from -- and generally earlier than -- the decision about the debt limit"

    In simple terms: The current debate over raising the debt limit is not one of more spending, spending cuts or taxes instead it is a question of Republicans wanting to default on our debts. This from a party that claims to value the U.S. Constitution.

    Article VI, Section 1 states "All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation."

    The 14th amendment states "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law...shall not be questioned"

    In simple terms. We've always honored our debts including those before we even became a country. Republicans don't believe in personal responsibility.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 30, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    Conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh was in top form in reacting to President Barack Obamas news conference. The president is intentionally bankrupting the country for future generations, the radio talk-show host said. We Americans are not perfect, but one thing we did that we will pay for for decades to come and our children and grandchildren will pay for is the election of a man to the presidency who is historic in the sense of his ignorance, his stubbornness, his incompetence, and his contempt for the American system. Limbaugh chided the president for his proposed budget cuts, which included killing off the National Weather Service and slashing national defense funds, and offered a list of his own instead: There's plenty of bloat we could get rid of. Lets starve left wing activists [like ACORN, PBS, and Planned Parenthood] that have no business receiving federal tax dollars in the first place. We want Obama to stop stealing from our children, and he refuses, as you'd expect. Hes a burglar. All liberals are burglars. All liberals are thieves. That's what they do, it's who they are.

    He "FAILS" to talk about the GOP "TAX CHEATS" loop-hole.