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.

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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