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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:39 PM

Oversight chairman(Darrell Issa) raises constitutional questions on GOP debt-limit plan

Source: The Hill

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has questioned whether the GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling violates the Constitution.

The GOP plans to pass a three-month debt-ceiling increase next week. It wants to add a “No Budget, No Pay” bill to it requiring congressional pay to be “withheld” unless the House and Senate approve budget resolutions by April 15. The GOP is hoping to force the Senate to pass a budget for the first time in nearly four years.

Issa notes in a statement provided to The Hill that the 27th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits Congress from varying its own pay.

The amendment was designed to prevent Congress from raising its own pay before an election has happened.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/278113-issa-raises-constitutional-questions-on-gop-debt-limit-plan



I am sure Darrell Issa will look the other way. Afterall, his oversight mainly consists of chasing down extreme right wing conspiracy theories.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:42 PM

1. Regan raised the debt ceiling 18 times

I don't know what Issa is talking about.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:44 PM

2. Issa is saying that not paying members of congress is unconstitutional.

He's not saying that raising the debt limit is unconstitutional.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:49 PM

3. Relax Darrell there's alwways K street cash!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:01 PM

4. Go for it Darrell.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. The Republicans are just in love . . .

The Republicans are just in love with the notion of shutting down our federal government. They are, that is, unless it means their own paychecks might be delayed.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. No problem there at all, 27th or not.

I think the majority of Representatives seem to get elected again and again. So they get $0 beginning with the next election cycle? Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors. This "No Budget No Pay" deal? Bring it on. Craft the legislation carefully... if this blows up then there will be $0 for them for 2 years. I don't think for one minute that Congress would ever vote themselves a pay cut to $0, even if it is the future.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:01 PM

7. Fine then amend it as following. If they fail to reach an agreement before the deadline that

they will all take a permanent pay cut next year or whenever the constitution states it can be changed to the sum of $11,344 and they cannot raise their pay except once every 8 years and then only by 2% and they will get zero retirement and or other benefits from here on out.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:15 PM

8. That Issa-hole wouldn't know the Constitution

if it stole his car and burned down his warehouse.

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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:09 PM

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