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.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison