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  •  It wouldn't be a "dictatorship" (3+ / 0-)
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    And the purse would not be in the hands of the President. The President can only spend money on the things Congress tells them they can; that won't change. All that changes is that Congress can't tell the President to spend money, then also tell them not to spend money through some arbitrary "debt limit."

    (I would also like to mention that, if you're really concerned about executive overreach, there are other things Obama's done that are far more worrisome. But that's a different topic...)

    "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

    by TealTerror on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:31:40 PM PST

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    •  There have been other things that Obama (1+ / 0-)
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      has done that have expanded Exec. overreach. This, however, is a diary about something that he has not done, but that you are exhorting him to do. So, anyway...

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:37:06 PM PST

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      •  I just found it ironic (3+ / 0-)

        You may be different, but this is the first time I've seen doc2 opposed to executive overreach on the part of Obama.

        Anyway, could you respond to the non-parenthetical part of my comment?

        "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

        by TealTerror on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:54:48 PM PST

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