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It's Come to This: GOP Rep Introduces Bill to Block Trillion Dollar Coin Scheme

psydoc Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 5:43 PM
I suppose you may be right, ca7. It could also be a preemptive strike to stop it before it is done. Once done, especially in DC, it is rarely undone. I also suppose the amount of clarity in a law depends on the person doing the reading. lol Part of the Constitution dealing with the delegation of responsibility is not the only part that applies here. When powers are delegated, the constitution (I think it is Article 1, section 1) says the delegated powers must be intelligible. Now, we know common sense is not a largely available commodity in DC; however, I think common sense would dictate that, just because someone else can find an alternative meaning, does not mean that was the intelligible intent.

I humbly proffer the ultimate companion piece to this morning's item, which quoted the President Obama expressing his irritation over John Boehner's incessant carping about some "government spending problem" the president is convinced doesn't really exist.  Ladies and gentlemen, it has indeed come to this:

Lawmakers are still positioning themselves for a debt ceiling fight in a few months, but one Republican congressman wants to snuff out a particular idea immediately: the U.S. Treasury minting $1 trillion platinum coins to avert a debt ceiling showdown. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has introduced a bill to...