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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:34 PM

Did President Obama’s Dine-And-Dash Debt Ceiling Analogy Hint At Using ‘Constitutional Option?’

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Source: www.mediaite.com

“This is not a complicated concept,” President Obama continued. “You do not go out to dinner and then eat all you want, and then leave without paying the check. If you do, you are breaking the law.”

Now, this might simply be an extension of a folksy metaphor, but it also serves as the perfect legal rationale for the 14th Amendment option, suggesting that Congress’ refusal to pass statutory borrowing authority for money it has already spent violates the constitutional imperative that the nation’s debt “shall not be questioned.”

The same Constitution that gives Congress the authority to order all those disco fries, then, also says that they must pay for them. We can’t all go in the kitchen and wash dishes. Therefore, if the President, who is also bound by the 14th Amendment, does nothing, he could be nailed by cops in the parking lot along with Congress.

That could be why you haven’t heard the President explicitly rule out these unilateral options, or encourage them. Somebody has to pay for the disco fries, but if Congress gets the idea that their dad will show up and handle it, they’ll just sit in their booth, licking their fingers.


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I love the dine and dash analogy. I think the 14th amendment argument is solid. Make it, and then let the courts say yea or nea on it. If we already spent the money, then we are olbligated to pay. Otherwise, what will the, "Full Faith and Credit", of the United States be worth? Thoughts?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:39 PM

1. No, he's going to make them own it, all of it. nt

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. As somebody twitted today, Obama is not going to advertise his plan B

to do so would only give the opposition time to mobilize and strategize against it.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:00 PM

3. Degenerate Dine-and-dash RePiglicons ain't got no manners. Going AWOL on their debts.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:03 PM

4. Make Boehner and McConnell wash the dishes, while Obama walks out the door.

Any cartoonists out there?

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:12 PM

5. It's Another GOP RETROACTIVE Argument

Remember, Mitt resigned retroactively.

So this is an attempt at RETROACTIVE UN-SPENDING.

Don't let them get away with it.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. This is not breaking news

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