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Who May Tax and Spend?

d?u'z?ppe Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 2:25 PM
Go here for a quick explanation why congress cannot balance the budget. It is unbelievable!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW5IdwltaAc&feature=player_embedded
Within the past decade, I've written columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn Ignorance" and "Exploiting Public Ignorance," all explaining which branch of the federal government has taxing and spending authority. So here it is again: The first clause of Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, generally known as the "origination clause," reads: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." Constitutionally and by precedent, the House of Representatives has the exclusive prerogative to originate bills to appropriate money, as well as to raise...