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Senate Democrat: "I Want to Disagree With Those Who Say We Have a Spending Problem"

Uber Dave Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:37 PM
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." James Madison, regarding an appropriations bill for French refugees, 1794 "With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." James Madison, Letter to James Robertson, April 20 1831
Uber Dave Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:39 PM
"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated."

Thomas Jefferson

...Choke on that Hairy.

Hop aboard the Denialism Express, Democrats.  It's a fact-free, reckless thrill ride -- although between the president, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and now outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, space is getting limited.  Harkin, who will retire at the end of this term, used the (somewhat ironic) platform of a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting to inform the public that the US government is not broke and does not have a spending problem: