Congress Self-Emasculates

John Boehner famously put “nothing on the table” — and walked away with even less. From Breitbart:

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised.


In other words, the President now has the power to borrow money on the full faith and credit of the United States, and only a veto-proof majority in Congress can stop him.

So there’s another part of the Constitution in tatters, in case you were keeping score.


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