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Are Republican politicians liars, or are they really ignorant about the Constitution?

Roger47 2013/01/04 01:19:19
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Republican politicians do not know the Constitution
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The Republican talking point/lie of the day seems to be that by asking for an extension of the debt limit, President Obama is asking for a blank check to spend as much as he wants on whatever he wants.
What this baseless attack seems to be ignoring is that the Constitution only gives the power to spend money to the Congress. Every dollar our government spends has to be authorized in a spending bill passed by Congress and then signed by the president, or it can't be spent. The reason we will soon be reaching the debt spending is because Congress has authorized the spending that is getting us there. Even if the president wanted to spend money, he can't do it!
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  • ken 2013/01/04 01:25:54
    Republican politicians are liars
    ken
    +11
    They're liars. Same as Democrats. They're all lying sacks of shyte. Anyone that thinks either party gives a damn about the average hard working American is an idiot. That even includes your idol. The liar in the White House. One Barack Hussein Obama. Lying leader of the free world and no better than the politicians you despise. In fact, he's one and the same. Bought and paid for by special interests. If you still can't see that, well...you know what that means.

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  • Domenic Stagno 2013/01/15 19:38:04
    Republican politicians are liars
    Domenic Stagno
    +2
    What are the qualifications to be a politician? Does anyone really know?. Do you need a degree and even more importantly, have you studied history?
    As far as I know they don't need to meet many qualifications!
    Many people in this country are severely lacking in their knowledge of history, which is very unfortunate. If you don't have this foundation, how can one speak well on issues especially if you are a politician. That is why our country makes the same mistakes over and over! Some people say, "Ignorance is Bliss"!. I don't think so. In fact, I think it is very dangerous!
    I think that both of the above are true. Many Conservative do not know the Constitution, which is our history and foundation and they lie as well!
  • Sissy Domenic... 2013/01/23 13:01:04
  • Jeremiah 2013/01/04 18:04:18
    Republican politicians are liars
    Jeremiah
    +3
    I think it is a little of both, and a lot of pandering to the corporations and the gun lobby.
  • FeelHood H. Obama~BN28 2013/01/04 16:29:08 (edited)
    Republican politicians are liars
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    +6
    It depends...



    Tea Party GOP are willfully ignorant of the U.S. Constitution.



    Non-Tea Party GOP know the U.S. Constitution but, willfully misrepresent what they know to their corporate advantage.
  • twocrows 2013/01/04 15:09:49
    Republican politicians do not know the Constitution
    twocrows
    +4
    raising the debt ceiling is enacted TO PAY FOR THE THINGS THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY AUTHORIZED SPENDING ON. that's it. that's what it's for.

    if Congress refuses to raise it, it is telling the world that we will not pay the debts we have already incurred. and, naturally, our credit limit will fall. which is exactly what happened last year.

    there is no better recipe for seeing to it that our economy fails. not one. I have to wonder if that is not the goal. there are numerous people in Congress, particularly in the House, whose sole goal is to see to it that this president fails. and, even though that same House is blocking his every move, HE will be blamed when it all falls apart.
    mission accomplished.
    ~~~
    that said, I voted the way I did based on the fact that a congressman [don't remember who] read from a document he claimed was the Constitution in 2008. it was the Declaration of Independence but who cares? it was ONE of those old pieces of parchment from way back when. that's what matters, right?
  • Sissy 2013/01/04 12:37:35
    Republican politicians do not know the Constitution
    Sissy
    +8
    Considering the lies the Pubs have been telling in just the last day, I would say either they are totally ignorant of the Constitution or they have grave hopes the American people at large are.

    Case in point. In ratcheting up their upcoming fight with the Debt Limit, Congretional representatives are trying to convince Americans that it is the President who has the credit card and he alone is making the debt, when its them and them who are totally responsible.for paying bills.
  • Jeremiah Sissy 2013/01/04 18:05:54
    Jeremiah
    +6
    Good point.
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/22 15:23:28
    jeane
    So then Bush was never responsible for anything right? Just like Owebama!
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/23 13:02:32
    Sissy
    +1
    Bush was responsible for sending us on this road to financial hell in the first place.
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/23 18:04:49
    jeane
    lol - YEAH RIGHT!!!! BLAME IT ON BUSH
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/23 18:16:50
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/23 18:25:50
    jeane
    Not sustainable! BANKRUPTCY
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/24 12:24:13
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/24 22:20:55
    jeane
    most urgent warnings:
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that federal spending will drive the national debt to “unsustainable” levels in the coming decades, fueled by ever-rising health care costs and federal entitlement spending.
    “The growing fiscal imbalance is driven on the spending side by rising health care costs and the aging of the population,” the GAO said in its report, The Federal Government’s Long-Term Fiscal Outlook, Spring 2012 Update.
    Furthermore, "[d]espite limits on discretionary spending that would bring discretionary spending to levels not seen in recent history, our simulations show total federal spending continuing to exceed revenues and feeding an unsustainable growth in debt," states the report. "The policy actions required to close the fiscal gap are significant, and changing the long-term outlook will likely require difficult decisions about both federal spending and revenue."
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/28 14:41:55
    Sissy
    +1
    I found it interesting on "Morning Joe" today, who had Paul Krugman as a guest. He opined that our deficit should be about "5th down the list for priorities right now". "Job Creation" needs to be front and center, way before cutting entitlements even. Getting people to work, paying taxes is of the utmost need.

    I still find it amazing that when the republicans are in control, budget explosion is the very least of your worries. In fact, do you remember Dick Cheney saying that "it doesn't matter"? Conservatives are all for spending trillions on wars, weapons, tax incentives for the wealthy, but god forbid any investment be made in our 99%. Go figure.
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/28 18:52:24 (edited)
    jeane
    LOL - yeah - just forget that we are DEEPLY IN DEBT and servant to the lenders. THAT WILL SHOW 'EM!!

    So how is your household? Do you spend 1.65 for every dollar that you bring in? How in that working for you?
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/28 19:14:12
    Sissy
    +1
    Well, how did you manage when republican administrations did it? Going back to Reagan who raised the debt beyond the ceiling? Did you harrange then too?
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/28 19:18:30 (edited)
    jeane
    LOL - I never voted for Reagan, or either Bush.
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/28 19:19:49
    jeane
    We are at a point of no return - GET IT?? In the Black Community there is a feeling of entitlement and give me. Thank you Sissy - very few seem to be willing to stand on their own. THE GOVERNMENT OWES ME!!
  • Sissy jeane 2013/01/29 14:10:41
    Sissy
    +1
    One last word jean....you should take a gander at actual facts. There are more caucasions on welfare than there are blacks.

    Now
    put a fork in it  we re done
  • jeane Sissy 2013/01/29 15:11:08 (edited)
    jeane
    PERCENTAGEWISE SISSY - there are more caucasions in America than blacks - but of course you already know this!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/01/04 10:57:24
    Republican politicians are liars
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    I SAY BOTH.
  • ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~ 2013/01/04 10:16:42
    Republican politicians do not know the Constitution
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    Since you didn't give us a 3rd choice...
    Obama and his revenue raisers are not exactly the truth either. His talking points about taxing the rich will only be 1/2 of 1% of the 9.5 TRILLION dollar deficit that is projected over the next 10 years. But in my eyes, what is being hidden is the same as a lie.
  • Jeremiah ~*~Dena... 2013/01/04 18:06:47
    Jeremiah
    +7
    Obama cannot tax anyone or spend a dime from the treasury. Only Congress can do either of them.
  • ~*~Dena... Jeremiah 2013/01/04 21:42:11
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    Yes. I know. I believe the point is that Democrats lie just as much as the Republicans. Neither party has slowed down on all the lies, half truths, and nearly all of them are spin doctors.
  • Jeremiah ~*~Dena... 2013/01/05 00:31:15
    Jeremiah
    +4
    I disagree, but you are entitled to your opinion. I have been a member of both parties, at different times of course, and I am now an independent.
  • ~*~Dena... Jeremiah 2013/01/05 00:35:48
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    Fair enough.
  • bipolar... ~*~Dena... 2013/01/06 16:04:35
    bipolarbear
    +2
    I'm more than a little tired of this false equivalency assertions that people in the middle make. If you have any eyes in your head, it should be quite obvious who has been the obstructionist party the past 2 years, and irresponsibly bringing us to the brink of economic disaster twice, with at least 3 more near death experience opportunities coming to you soon, and brought to you by THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
  • ~*~Dena... bipolar... 2013/01/06 16:52:49 (edited)
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    I do have eyes in my head, and I disagree with you. Many of our leaders do not care what pork is added on to a bill, those who do care get named called as you just did.

    For example:

    This is exactly the reason why the bill for the Sandy relief victims was tied up for so long. So many leaders knew it would pass, so they put the pork on to get their projects or agenda to pass as well. The devil is in the details, you gave a good talking point ...
  • bipolar... ~*~Dena... 2013/01/07 00:52:45 (edited)
    bipolarbear
    +1
    Pork is not the reason Boehner refused to schedule the vote. He was afraid he'd not win the speakership back, so he delayed people receiving help for his own special interest. A daily occurrence in the Republican party. Democrats have never held up disaster aid for any reason to the red states where this usually happens. The Rethugs deserve condemnation for a reason.
  • ~*~Dena... bipolar... 2013/01/07 19:04:11
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    If you say so..but that isn't how I read it... sorry.
  • bipolar... ~*~Dena... 2013/01/09 00:07:27
    bipolarbear
    +1
    There's only way way to read facts. They aren't open to interpretation.
  • ~*~Dena... bipolar... 2013/01/09 01:43:09
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    I am certain you think you have the facts.
  • bipolar... ~*~Dena... 2013/01/11 06:15:39
    bipolarbear
    +1
    So PROVE it wrong dullard.
  • ~*~Dena... bipolar... 2013/01/11 06:39:59
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    All Right, I will do my dullard best.

    1"Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who previously declined to slam House Speaker John Boehner over Congress’ stalled Hurricane Sandy aid, took his argument to the next level this morning and suggested federal lawmakers are partially to blame for the delay in the vote on the package because they insert “things that are totally extraneous” into bills such as this. Although Mr. Bloomberg didn’t specify the extraneous problem items, the legislation has been criticized by Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan for being “packed with funding for unrelated items, such as commercial fisheries in American Samoa and roof repair of museums in Washington, D.C.”

    “There’s this ‘Christmas Tree effect’ where legislators put in their favorite bills and tack them onto something. The [Obama] administration does that, that’s why you have an omnibus bill — to force everybody to vote for things that would never stand up in the light of day if they were individual,” Mr. Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “I’m sympathetic. Yelling and screaming at [Mr. Boehner] is just not my style. It may be effective, it may not be. Everybody’s got to make their own decisions. I think the legislative leaders who criticize and those in the Legislature should stop and thi...





































    All Right, I will do my dullard best.

    1"Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who previously declined to slam House Speaker John Boehner over Congress’ stalled Hurricane Sandy aid, took his argument to the next level this morning and suggested federal lawmakers are partially to blame for the delay in the vote on the package because they insert “things that are totally extraneous” into bills such as this. Although Mr. Bloomberg didn’t specify the extraneous problem items, the legislation has been criticized by Republicans like Rep. Paul Ryan for being “packed with funding for unrelated items, such as commercial fisheries in American Samoa and roof repair of museums in Washington, D.C.”

    “There’s this ‘Christmas Tree effect’ where legislators put in their favorite bills and tack them onto something. The [Obama] administration does that, that’s why you have an omnibus bill — to force everybody to vote for things that would never stand up in the light of day if they were individual,” Mr. Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “I’m sympathetic. Yelling and screaming at [Mr. Boehner] is just not my style. It may be effective, it may not be. Everybody’s got to make their own decisions. I think the legislative leaders who criticize and those in the Legislature should stop and think, they do exactly the same thing in terms of ladling on things that are totally extraneous but it’s the only way they get them through.” {Politicker.com:}

    2. One reason the GOP balked at approving the bill was it included such items as $2 million to repair roof damage at Smithsonian buildings in Washington, D.C.; $336 million for Amtrak-related expenses; $8 million to buy new cars for federal agencies; $150 million for fisheries in Mississippi and Alaska; $4 million for repairs at the Kennedy Space Center and relief for droughts and fires across the country.
    These were added so some GOP senators would have an easier sell back home. This is a time-honored maneuver in Congress that, while securing votes, also took taxpayers' money where it wasn't intended to go.

    This week, Christie is backtracking saying it was unfair for him to "judge" Boehner's decision and, in fact, called upon the House to approve "a clean" relief bill, inferring that something wasn't really right with the Senate version.

    This latest offering from the House -- while inexcusably late -- has the right intention of actually providing funds for which it is intended. If there could be a further acknowledgment that is that way bills should be passed, we could move bills faster and escape more "palace intrigue" that Christie deplores" {The Free Press }

    3. "New York may be about to learn a rather painful lesson: When local leaders start getting too greedy, Washinton retaliates.

    Recoiling at President Obama’s $60 billion request for Superstorm Sandy aid, Senate Republicans are coalescing around a much smaller package of $24 billion.

    Under this proposal, Congress would take a second look at the recovery effort in a few months to assess how much more federal aid would flow to the Northeast.

    While Democrats are in the majority in the Senate, House Republicans may well support the smaller aid plan.

    As much as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are in need of aid, the reluctance to rubber-stamp a $60 billion package is understandable.

    Many items stuffed in are basic pork; they have nothing to do with rebuilding or, for that matter, Sandy.

    To wit:

    * $150 million for Alaskan fisheries.

    * $8 million for cars for the Homeland Security and Justice departments.

    * $2 million for the Smithsonian to repair roofs damaged before Sandy.

    And so on.
    Perhaps part of the GOP push-back comes from Gov. Cuomo’s ho-hum response to the porking up of the bill.....

    ....Cuomo himself actually adopted a “no pork” rule (i.e., he eliminated “member items”) for Albany’s “must-pass” legislation, but he’s OK with it as long as the ox gores somebody else’s budget.

    Understandably, the many people suffering from Sandy’s impact don’t want relief handed out on the installment plan.

    But the fact is that the country’s broke and this may be the best way to get money to those who need it with minimum waste."

    So while it is certain that the Speaker of the House stalled, he stalled so that the right money went to the right place. Pork at the end of a relief bill shows that the pork could not stand alone in its own bill. They tack it onto a bill that will pass.
    (more)
  • bipolar... ~*~Dena... 2013/01/11 07:10:46
    bipolarbear
    +1
    I said proof , not an opinion piece from two Republicans who are biased.
  • ~*~Dena... bipolar... 2013/01/11 16:18:17
    ~*~Denai Da Guru~*~
    +1
    How about you show us proof that Boehner did what you have said he did so he could continue to be Speaker of the House?
  • GoDucks5 2013/01/04 10:01:15
    Republican politicians are liars
    GoDucks5
    All politicians are liars.
  • Cat 2013/01/04 06:09:06
    Republican politicians do not know the Constitution
    Cat
    Most politicians do not know or read the constitution. It makes it easier to self-justify violating their oaths of office, "to protect and defend the constitution".
  • Keeping It Real 2013/01/04 05:37:08
    Republican politicians are liars
    Keeping It Real

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