Originally Posted by BigRedChief
We have debated this for two years. We had an election. The time for debate is over. The people voted.
Obama was very clear what his plan was, didn't he? Did he not make it perfectly clear?
The R's win the election in 2016, you can put them back in. Elections have consequences.
Except only the House can originate revenue bills that includes taxes—NOT the President. The House held it's majority. They don't have to do what Obama wants. It may be political suicide but they don't have to give him anything. It's up the House–not the President. Even under Reagan, he had to get the House to go along....and later he gave them their spending increases on things he didn't agree with to get cooperation for his military buildup.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950