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    Suggest you read your Constitution:
    “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law… shall not be questioned,” reads the 14th Amendment.
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    @SavageMazx Then propose an amendment. These GOP nitwits don't comprehend what playing with our debt will do globally.
    Besides all money bills must come from the HR we can't incur debt w/o congress spending it.
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    @martydotcom - The 14th Amendment does not even elude to giving the POTUS power over the purse... Maybe I am not underatnding your point... please explain...
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    My guess is that Poe and the GOP also want to spend more money. They just want to spend it on different programs. Perhaps having automatic cuts will be the only way to reduce spending becasue I sure don't see these two parties agreeing on much at this time.
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    Yes, do you think he cares? He sees himself as the King and we are the subjects , we are no longer citizens we
    are "subjects"...
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    @PoliticalSpice He is arrogant and refuses to give an inch...yes, he thinks he' s the King, and No he is not !!!
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    @PoliticalSpice I am dealing with it, and I'm fortunate enough to survive it financially...however, this spending spree will hit the middle class, and the poor will be the first to feel it. We are 17 trillion dollars in debt, he chooses
    to ignore it. I think we need to go over the cliff, maybe then the 'blind' will see just how good it can get. It's coming.
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    @mimi57
    Well I never thought I would agree with you on anything. Life is fu of suprizes. Go over the cliff. Exactly what I want.
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    Yes. Especially since that is how he views himself and the direction he wants to take the country. Just look at all the people he has made dependent upon the government. His only problem is that he needs more dependency, so he can acquire the power that he wants.
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    Typical of so many you see in Gov't. & other manager positions. These are the pampered that never had to work or struggle to reach those positions they are so unqualified & in-experienced to hold. Like BO - never had to work for nuthin - no tuition & no room & board. So really, who supported this 'Manchurian Candidate' thru Harvard & other schools ??? Likely a 'foreign exchange student' like his daddy.
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    All these comments about only congress being able to appropriate money is false. (in a way) As long as there is no budget-they checks just keep on going out. Obama has not proposed one budget that would pass.
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    Poe is right. Congress is to blame for this countries financial woes. But then, we elected congress. Over and over and over. So I guess, We're to all to blame for electing these A-holes. Over and over and over........
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    "How did this happen?
    Who's to blame?
    Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent." ~ Vee, V for Vendetta

    Replace the name and position with any other political party in America, and this fits perfectly. The worst part about this whole mess is I fear that this novel/book/etc portrays our near future the best.
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    @Mbjhug the comfortable, lazy and apathetic American citizens have allowed our government to turn it self in to legal industry it has become. I accept my share of the responsibility, Do you? Why have you aimed your rant at me. Or have you simply used my post as a launch pad for your rant? Not that I disagree with some of your points...just curious. ;-]
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    No. Monarchs garner all the wealth for themselves. Obama doesn't come anywhere near having the most money and power in the US. This is just a bell to ring to get all of the anti-Obama dogs to bark at once.
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    We're in debt to our eyeballs and he wants more stimulus $$ to pay off his supporters. No way your "High"ness.
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    Are we going to have to learn Egyptian Arabic now? That's a hard language. Wonder when Morsi is coming over for lunch.
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    Ironic that this Congressman is a Texan, just like Bush II.
    And he talks about Obama's desire to abuse power.
    Mr. Obama is appealing to the American people to put pressure on their elected reps. This is bully pulpit, not monarchy.
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    They worry about the president acting like a king? Plz He should use executive power and take charge of the purse. They'll say it's unconstitutional, oh well. Executive power style.
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    @MBernard

    Obama said,“If I don’t have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one‑term proposition.”

    He is obviously conceding to failure if he is having to borrow more money.
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    @hwyangel
    He's conceding to reality. You really want to go back and review the promises made by Republican Presidents of the past? I don't think you do.
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    @Antizealot

    Topic question: " Is it fair to accuse the President of seeking monarch-like powers?"

    Comparing Obama to whatever past presidents did, whether Democrat or Republican, does not justify Obama walking all over our constitution. No one is responsible for Obama except Obama.
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    Executive Order, No longer having the right to protest the president, The kill list, War without approval of congress, etc.
    Yes, He is seeking fewer limits to his power, but it isn't just him - nearly every president in the last hundred years has been increasing the power of the Presidency. This is the fear of the Anti-Federalists and the Democratic Republicans coming to fruition.
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    Heck, He should use executive power and take over the purse too while he's at it. And do not start crying "this is unconstitutional"
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    Rep. Poe is right... congress controls the purse... and we cannot spend our way out of debt! When my daughter was 4 years old we were at a store and she asked for a toy. I told her I didn't have any money. She told me, "You can write a check!"... It's cute coming from a 4 year old... I do not expect it from full grown adults who are in charge of big country!
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    The midwestern mentality has always been not to buy it if you can't afford it.

    That's why we have such a high percentage of land and home owners without debt.
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    You may want to read a bit on Keysian economic theroy vs how well austerity has worked out in the UK.
    Question: if you want to stimulate growth because no one Is spending therefore no one is expanding production > no hiring how do you stimulate the economy? Do you cut gov spending will that create jobs? or does the government invest in infrastructure roads, bridges etc science R&D for new tech. I think a Four year old kid could figure it out
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    This is not a parliamentary democracy the Founders after much soul-searching decided to give the President monarchical powers. They in the end had faith that the checks and balances they had created would prevent any long term miss use. Were they wrong we will see.
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    I disagree that he is asking for the powers of a king. What he wants is the powers of a Socialist-Communist Dictator.
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