No Amnesty for the President

The White House has once again said that it will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. Therefore, the House should permanently remove budget authority from the White House, reducing the budget for White House executive staff accordingly (saving that money), and return fiscal budget responsibility to House where it belongs. Spending is the Constitutional duty of the House, the wing of government closest to the citizens and taxpayers. The President should be left with his Constitutional duty to veto or sign any law including a budget. Not so long ago, Congress held all the budget strings and refused to grant budget authority to the Executive branch.  Congress realized then that control of spending by the President of a country has led to tyranny and too much power concentrated in one part of the government.

Re-configuring this check and balance in the wings of government as it was written in the Constitution, if the President vetoes a budget which has been duly passed by Congress, then to voting citizens it will be supremely obvious who causes the next shutdown, tyranny is less likely, and also who is responsible for deficit spending.

The current debate on the Ryan-Murray budget deal does not change the fact that the debt ceiling will be hit again on February 7.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-obama-wont-negotiate-on-debt-ceiling/article/2540803

About budbromley

Life sciences executive, retired
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