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The Cliff is Behind Us, Time to Brace For the Coming Battles

gliderdriver Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:00 PM
For those who have not read this: Article 1 - The Legislative Branch Section 8 - Powers of Congress The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Mea
George257 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 7:01 AM
What a pity it doesn't specify the maximum level of government debt, or the maximum level of taxes.
geotay Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:03 PM
Did you send one to the White House?
latebloomer Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:46 PM
You think they don't already know this?

The most effective criminals are those who learn the rules and work within the system.

For the record, count me among the opponents of the fiscal cliff-averting measure that passed the House and Senate this week.

But please do not count me among those for whom this was a do-or-die litmus test for conservative veracity.

There are things members of Congress could do that would explode their reputations with me-- endorse Obamacare, back Roe v. Wade, cozy up to terrorists-- but when all is said and done, these days of intra-party angst are about differences in strategy, not goals.

From my North Texas base, I watched our area’s Republican contingent vote no, with opposition extending even...

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