Wednesday, July 27, 2011

House Democratic leader urges Obama to raise debt ceiling without Congressional approval

Why not just dispense with the formalities and declare the office of president a dictatorship?

Related: Obama: "Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting."

    Politico -

    Rep. James Clyburn and a group of House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if Congress can’t come up with a satisfactory plan before the Tuesday deadline.

    Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, said Wednesday that if the president is delivered a bill to raise the debt ceiling for only a short period of time, he should instead veto it and turn to the phrase in the Constitution that says the validity of the U.S. government’s debt “shall not be questioned.”

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