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A Bully Debt Limit Increase : Need vs Want

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

This is a long-term issue in which many Administrations bear the weight upon their shoulders of “borrowing gone out of control” in conjunction with “spending with no accountability”.

Now consider comparing the above explanation with this “reasoned” Chicago style approach:

Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3 More

“…” – Obama’s Answer To Everything.

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I’m sure glad I’m not an Attorney working for this Administration. True they are kept busy attempting to dig up validation for circumventing The Constitution, but oh my – they sure should have tried a different one for raising the Debt Limit.

Obscure clause may help US avert default

Some legal experts believe he could, citing the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1868.

With the country still wrestling with post-war divisions, section four of the amendment was written after politicians from the defeated south sought to block the north’s commitment to repay large debts arising from its victorious campaign.

“The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law … shall not be questioned,” it reads.

I’m always curious what those funny little “…”s stand for, so I led myself down the path of actually reviewing what Section Four of the 14th Amendment actually says. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that of the 84 words contained, the Administration chose only 17 words to support their “obscure clause claim”. What could those other 67 words pertain to? More

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