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Nancy Pelosi urges Obama to
sidestep Congress, use 14th
Amendment to raise debt ceiling

The Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 1/7/2013 1:44:08 AM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her own idea Sunday on how to avoid a government shutdown should the Republican House and President Barack Obama find themselves unable to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling: invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Pelosi started the discussion on CBS’ “Face the Nation” by saying she didn’t believe raising the debt ceiling should be tied to spending cuts. “I don’t think these two things should be related,” Pelosi said. “I think that we should subject every dollar we spend, every taxpayer dollar, whether it’s defense or domestic

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Anyone besides me think this is a pretty big deal? If Obama plays that card, it could be years before the Supreme Court rules on it and by then, who knows what kind of damage is done?

Plus even if SCOTUS rules on it, who´s to say they won´t rule on the side of Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/7/2013 2:06:38 AM     (No. 9102476)

They are headed for a severe constitutional crisis.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 2:25:54 AM     (No. 9102484)

Does anyone else think this dingbat is dangerous ? ValJar is worse, but she doesn´t come out for air often.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/7/2013 4:33:01 AM     (No. 9102522)

There´s a race to the top among liberals to see who the biggest nut job is. This is totally irresponsible for a high ranking member of congress to say.Do these people really take an oath to uphold the Constitution?

This other idea they´re working on to mint two platinum dollars and declare their value a trillion each is also absurd.

Maybe ´m just jealous because I can´t go to strip clubs,take free cash out of ATMs and stuff dollar bills down a strippers drawers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DW626, 1/7/2013 4:34:36 AM     (No. 9102524)

What a dingbat!! Barky doesn´t want to work with congress on anything. It´s his way, or the highway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/7/2013 6:00:25 AM     (No. 9102550)

The 14th Amd talks about public debt. Here´s the words:

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurrent for payment of penions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave, but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

So pinhead Nancy, how does this fit your messiah signing an E.O.?



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Reply 6 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 1/7/2013 6:16:41 AM     (No. 9102565)

Since when does Zippy need any urging to implement dictator-type action?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/7/2013 6:39:04 AM     (No. 9102603)

All barking at the moon, not even close on this one.

Not one serious Constitutional expert in the country would deny that the House (Boehner) has control of debt ceiling increase.

If obama was a fat white guy (POTUS) he would have been impeached quite a while ago.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: edgar, 1/7/2013 7:26:34 AM     (No. 9102661)

Just give me another credit card and everything will be okay.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/7/2013 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9102686)

Democrats like the Constitution only when it works for them. Otherwise they wipe their butts on it daily.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Really?, 1/7/2013 7:54:28 AM     (No. 9102707)

Don´t forget, these are the same people that talk about things like "forgiving mortgages" as if that would really stabilize things.

Nancy is a very wacky woman.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Echohawk, 1/7/2013 7:55:41 AM     (No. 9102710)

#5--I´m guessing the 14th Amendment was voted into law to cancel Confederate States of America war debt.

In Queen Nancy´s World, ´insurrection and rebellion´ are direct links to debt ceilings tied to spending cuts. Say what?

This is your brain on Botox.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: CharlyG, 1/7/2013 8:16:38 AM     (No. 9102743)

She should have shut up after her first three words.... (I don´t think)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/7/2013 9:19:51 AM     (No. 9102869)

Utter and complete moron. Yeah, let´s see what that does to our credit rating and cost of borrowing...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimJr, 1/7/2013 12:11:46 PM     (No. 9103245)

Adding to #5, Nowhere in the 14th amendment is the President given the power to arbitrarily raise the debt limit. It does give him the authority to ensure debt service is made.

#11, you are correct. It was to assure those nations that had sided with the union in the "Late Unpleasantness" (aka the War of Northern Aggression) that their debts would be made good and at the same time telling those that backed the confederate states to, politely put, shove it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 1/7/2013 12:18:45 PM     (No. 9103253)

IF?, we had a speaker of the House with stones, we could yawn this off. However, two grains of sand probably ain´t gonna hack it.

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