Tag Archives: Debt Crisis

Congressional Abdication

My regular readers (assuming it’s possible to be a “regular” reader of such an irregular blog) know my concern about the expansion of executive power in the U.S. I see evidence all around, which suggests either that I’m right or … Continue reading

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Political vs. Constitutional Questions on Debt Default

ppnl asks, Also what if the president takes congress to court to have their refusal to raise the debt ceiling declared unconstitutional? Then the courts could order congress to either borrow the money or stop spending. Or more likely, since … Continue reading

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Is a Budget Amendment Constitutionally Appropriate?

Matty asks: Does either proposal [balanced budget amendment or unbalanced budget amendment] really belong as a constitutional ammendment? As I understand it your constitution does two things, sets out the structure of government and sets limits to what laws can … Continue reading

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