There is nothing more obvious in the media propaganda advertising Obama’s and the liberal Democrats’ fear tactics to avoid resolving the out-of-control burgeoning Federal debt than the fact that most politicians have no clue as to what the Constitution demands regarding the debt. Sen. Harry Reid’s remark asking “What right do they have to pick and chose what part of government is going to be funded?” is most telling. Under the Constitution the House of Representatives is specifically tasked with the financial oversight of the government.
In this current attack on America, the unconstitutional debt has focused attention on the myriad failures of members of Congress to uphold their oath of office. Speaking to the partisan focus aligning those who are supposed to represent us, President Thomas Jefferson in his inaugural address referring to the Framers said “ We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans – we are all Federalists.” Conspicuously absent from the debate now limiting the Federal government is the consensus of doing what is right and just for all which motivated those present at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Guided by the truths of science and history, after four months of debate the Framers were in general agreement on the principles of the Constitution except for slavery, proportionate representation, and the regulation of commerce. Educating those in attendance with a reality also expressed in their Christian Biblical worldview gathering as the Committee of the Whole, the most successful and brightest in these former 13 colonies aided by the same “divine Providence” that enabled the miracle of the Revolution accomplished beyond reason brought agreement by the exposition of truth. Principle was not compromised and the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification. In order to secure ratification by the diverse economic and political interests, the states were urged to ratify the Constitution forged not on compromise but on the understanding of truth transcending time and circumstance. In return for ratifying the body of the Constitution, they were promised that the First Congress meeting in New York would address concerns they were invited to attach as suggested amendments. Of the 189 submitted and then distilled directed again by the immutable truths of history, 10 were ratified by the states giving us our Bill of Rights.
As to our national debt, the debt ceiling, and the groundless threat of what a default would do, truth and facts need to drown out the lies and deceptions. This debate has been about saving one political party’s face smeared with the economic disaster of Obamacare foisted on the American public without any congressional oversight. Congressional economic failure is simply taxation without representation. The House has attempted to use the debt ceiling issue to focus on sincere attempts to cut spending obviating the need for another increase in the debt ceiling adding to our national debt. Seeking common sense solutions that protect the American people from Obamacare, the House has been stone-walled by Obama and the Senate. Abandoning the public pleas and best interests, politicians are ready to again fail to uphold their oath of office. Crying for relief from Obamacare’s injustices and burdens, the voices of workers whose employers have cut hours to avoid economic strangulation have fallen on deaf ears. Forgetting that the buying power of the American worker decreased 30 to 40 percent with the bailout when Obama first took office, tolerating the injustice accompanying the out-of-control national debt completely overshadows the economic devastion of the inflation effects of the too soon forgotten policies instituted by those we have elected. With the taxation of Obamacare added to the diminishing real wages, American workers will soon again experience the consequences of Congressional failure to protect and defend the original intention of the Constitution. Does anyone care that Congress is attempting to exempt itself from Obamacare with Obama’s approval?
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Here’s a running tally of recent measures passed by the House of Representatives through 5 October, almost all of which are being blocked by Senate Democrats and President Obama who refuse to negotiate with Republicans to fund our government.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels and strengthens our economy by delaying the president’s health care law by one year, and permanently repealing ObamaCare’s tax on pacemakers and children’s hearing aids. (Amendment #1 Passed 248-174 | Amendment #2 Passed 231-192)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels; ensures there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; and delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses. (Passed in the House 228-201)
Continuing resolution (H. Res. 368): insists on plan to fund the government running at current spending levels; ensure there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses; and requests a formal House-Senate conference to resolve differences. (Passed in the House 228-199)
OCTOBER 1, 2013
Speaker Boehner appoints negotiators to a formal House-Senate conference. See the full list here.
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (H.J. Res. 71): allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding. (Passed in the House by voice vote).
Open Our Nation’s Parks and Museums Act (H.J. Res. 70): opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration. (Passed in the House 252-173)
Research for Lifesaving Cures Act (H.J. Res. 73): provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research. Click here to see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) comments about this effort. (Passed in the House 254-171)
OCTOBER 3, 2013
Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (H.J. Res. 72): provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services, including disability claims, education and training, and more. (Passed in the House 259-157)
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act (H.J. Res. 75): provides immediate funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which “serves nearly 9 million mothers and young children,” and provides “vital nutrition that poor families might otherwise be unable to afford.” (Passed in the House 244-164)
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223): provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to Senate Democrats’ government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. (Passed in the House 407-0)