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  •  What is absurd is allowing the R's to violate (1+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick

    their oath of office to protect & defend the Constitution. Art. 4 of the 14th Amendment was specifically written to prohibit a refusal to pay our debts. Unfortunately it provides no remedy when they do it.
    The PCS is a legal method for PBO to deal with a possible default. And BTW it appears to be the only legal way for him to keep paying the bills if the R's don't increase the debt limit.
    It could also become the mechanism for resolving once and for all Platinum Coin
    For a substantive discussion go here.

    Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

    by chuck utzman on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 02:57:23 PM PST

    •  I agree. They should be . . . (0+ / 0-)

         impeached. Unfortunately there's this:
          Article 1 Section 2: The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

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