madtom commented on the diary post Progressives in Congress: Vote for the President to Do It! by letsgetitdone.
Obama doesn’t *need* the 14th. The debt ceiling is just one more Congressional action, in no Constitutional way superior to all the others signed by this and previous Presidents. Those earlier Congressional mandates require the executive to spend the money to implement the votes of those many Congresses. Just what has been happening all along. [...]
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