Exactly. If the GOP controlled House wants a balanced budget, then propose one. Put out a budget that spends exactly 3% more than tax revenues, the supposed appropriate amount of debt.
It's their JOB to appropriate funds and determine who gets what monies.
Honestly, I'd like to see a Democratic one too, and see the House debate them, negotiate what gets spent where, what taxes need to be increased or cut, and have an overall plan going forward.
Yeah, I'm not holding my breath either.
But to be clear, in my opinion the 14th Amendment is the only viable option as it abolishes the debt ceiling. The President would only be spending money budgeted and allocated by the Congress. He, or she, would not be incurring new debt or willy-nilly adding new programs. Everything would go through Congress. Of course part of the problem is inflation itself. They could make the debt ceiling $100 trillion, or $1 quadrillion, and eventually we'd hit it. It's stupid.
On the other hand, what Obama initially asked for was giving the President the ability to raise the debt ceiling himself. Now, imo, that WAS a usurping of powers because then he'd have the power to add debt NOT authorized by Congress. The Executive could say, "I'm going to raise the debt ceiling to pay for this other stuff you don't need to know about." Yeah, "f" that.
The first Obama coin!
Here's your Obama money.
We are not a banana republic and we will not create a $1T coin. We will pay down our debt the responsible way, and that is work hard, cut spending and pay more taxes. This is exactly what the world would expect of the United States.
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