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“All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”
–Article I Section 7, United States Constitution
Defying the political odds, Senate Democrats rolled out a year-end, government-wide spending bill Tuesday: “Democrats’ budget bill: $1.1 trillion; 1,900 pages.”
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” (Senate oath of office)
It matters little whether a congressional bill is “spending” or “revenue.” In the end, what is spent must be paid for, and that requires taxes. So the House will have to pass legislation taking what you and I have earned and giving it to Harry Reid and his merry band of thieves.
The Oxford Dictionary defines contempt as: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or deserving scorn. The contempt in which Harry Reid and the Democrats hold the Constitution would appear to approach infinity. “The Constitution be damned! We’ll pass what we want and you’ll obey the law!”
The same government, unsurprisingly, doesn’t view laws they have passed that have been ruled unconstitutional as impacting their implementation. Regarding a federal judge striking down the individual mandate to buy health insurance, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, “There’s no practical impact at all as states move forward in implementing … the law that Congress passed and the president signed.”
The newest Gallup poll finds Congress’ approval rating at 13 percent, the lowest figure on record (with an 83 percent disapproval rating).
Just what do the self-anointed elites imagine an illegitimate government might look like?