Dictator-in-Chief Unilaterally Declares No More Debt Ceiling


Boy, did Mark Levin call it.

Neil W. McCabe reports at Human Events:

Speaking Jan. 1 at the White House at 11:20 p.m., less than an hour after the House voted 257 to 167 to approve new tax hikes, President Barack Obama announced that he will assert the authority to raise the debt ceiling for spending approved by Congress.

“One last point I want to make,” said the president flanked by Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose Capitol Hill summitry closed the deal on a “fiscal cliff” compromise. “I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills, they have already racked up through the laws they have passed.

This is a critical pivot for the president, who previously dismissed the idea floated among liberals that Section 4 of the 14th Amendment, one of the three amendments passed at the end of the Civil War, authorizes the executive to borrow the funds to make good federal debt payments.

It reads: The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned…

This is the second time the administration has wielded the debt ceiling as a hammer against the Republicans in Congress.

[…]  The president was direct. Either Congress raises the debt ceiling or he will go ahead and borrow the money to pay the bills on his own in order to avoid damage to the U.S. and world economies.

Read more at Human Events

Last I checked, the co-equal branches of government are not required to obey one another’s commands.  In fact, they are there to hold one another in check.   Congress is under NO obligation to give the president the money he demands.   But they are too spineless to hold him accountable for his unconstitutional power grabs and blatant disregard for the separation of powers.

An honorable congress would impeach him and throw him out the door for his flagrant assault on the constitution and grabs for dictatorial powers.   Sadly, we don’t have an honorable congress.

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