Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If Repubs Continue to Refuse to Raise the Debt Ceiling and Destroy the Middle Class, the President SHOULD Invoke the 14th Amendment and Pay Our Debt!

As Republicans continue to pander to the Rich and demand more cuts (Medicare, Social Security) for the Middle Class, IF they continue to stonewall the President and push our country into a deeper Recession/Depression and refuse to Raise the Debt Ceiling, then the President should invoke the 14th Amendment and pay our Country's bills. True Americans stand behind our President.

In a recent article, Katrina vanden Heuvel said: "Invoking the 14th Amendment defuses the bomb Republicans have strapped to the hostage." By doing so, the President would end the debt ceiling negotiations and create a NEW BUDGET WITHOUT THE REPUBS! The 14th Amendment says: “the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law ... shall not be questioned.”

Katrina continued: In Freytag v. Commissioner (1991), the Supreme Court held that the president has "the power to veto encroaching laws . . . or to disregard them when they are unconstitutional." The final word still may lie with the Supreme Court, but in the interim, the President need not wait for its opinion. "As a simple matter of constitutional logic, the president can refuse to enforce a statute he believes violates the Constitution," said Professor Barry Friedman of NYU Law School in a telephone interview with me. It is also unlikely that the action would be successfully challenged in court. Only Congress would have standing to sue, but doing so would require a joint resolution, something a Democratic-controlled Senate would almost certainly block."

I agree with Katrina. If the Repubs continue their antics attacking the Middle Class, favoring the Rich and REFUSING to raise the Debt Ceiling, then Please President Obama, Please INVOKE the 14th Amendment! Do it for ALL Americans! We will stand behind you!

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