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  •  Just ignore it as per the law it's his right (0+ / 0-)

    When two laws conflict the President chooses which to enforce and can negate the other. When Congress passes laws spending money which exceeds the limit they force the president to make a choice.

    President Obama can legally pay the debt in excess of the limit completely within the law. He can then let the SCOTUS sort it out sometime in the future if he cares to do so.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:14:12 PM PST

    •  Never been tested (0+ / 0-)

      and would guarantee a SCOTUS challenge, which is never helpful.  Constitutional Crises are to be avoided, not amped up and looked forward to like your favorite sports team's next home game.

      The Constitution, and every contemporaneous document from the Founding Fathers, always puts spending money in the hands of the House of Representatives.  If the Unitary Executive can do whatever he wants, why even pass a budget?  Just pass laws and let the President do and spend whatever she wants to get the job done.  

      That way madness lies.  ..and if not madness, then at least the pales shades of dictatorship.

      Would you have liked to see Bush do this in order to fund another war after Congress passed a law restricting funding?

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 06:24:38 AM PST

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