Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hope for the Republic, the House is doing what it is supposed to do, Finally!
It is hard to comprehend that the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid and an MSNBC Reporter, Thomas Roberts could be so clueless about how our Constitutional Republic is supposed to work.
First, Reid asks what give the House the right to "pick and choose" what they will fund.
Really? That is EXACTLY what the House is SUPPOSED TO DO! They are finally doing it, rather than passing huge omnibus bills while most members hold their nose at the inane projects, pork barrel, and unnecessary "necessities" included within. Click the link to see Harry make the point on why Washington just doesn't get it.
I love that the congress is finally passing funding on a "piecemeal" basis. That means they KNOW what they are passing out of the house! Senator Reid you asked, "What gives them the right...?" Well, to help you out, see what the constitution says about who has the right.
This is what the Constitution defines as the "power of the purse".
“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 7, clause 1
“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 9, clause 7
You know, that "balance of power" thing...
Oh wait, Thomas Roberts thinks that electing the president means there is a "mandate" for whatever he wants and Congress should just rubber stamp his agenda... because after all they are only "1/3 of the power in Washington".
Guess what, we don't care about the power in Washington, we care about our congressmen and senators doing what we elected them to do and for them to fulfill, uphold, and not abuse their constitutional responsibilities...
Good grief... Roberts can't even make a decent argument reading the White House talking points... GOP Chairman Reince Priebus utterly destroyed Roberts' logic on "majority rules"!
I recommend that Roberts watch this exchange, apologize to Priebus and take a personal oath to go back and study Journalism before ever conducting another interview. Hmmm, maybe he is just doing what he was taught... I wonder what liberal University taught him how to do his job. (remember, he wasn't specifically opining or editorializing which would have carried some kind of disclaimer, he was purportedly "reporting" the news and doing a news interview.)
All in all, I hope the Congress continues to piece meal funding legislation, until as Harry Reid as properly concluded, "only Obamacare is unfunded!"