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melm00se Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 08:59 AM
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24. I'll call your 14th Amendment, sec 4 and raise
you Article I, section 8, paragraphs 1 & 2.

If the Executive Branch continues to spend money that the government does not have, that is de facto borrowing of money (paragraph 2) and/or raising of revenue (paragraph 1). Both of these functions are explicit Congressional powers and the President would be overstepping his authority and that will bring in the USSC to resolve this dispute.

based upon my reading of Article I and the 14th Amendment, one explicitly empowers the Legislative Branch with a power and the other one does not specifically empower a branch of government.
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