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  •  Would that be Constitutional (1+ / 0-)
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    commonmass

    Wouldn't Sequester Cuts really be a power spelled out for the Legislative branch in the constitution.

    Can we say that's not constitutional? I doubt there's much precedent other than Agencies (ie Congress enacting agencies but they have to give guidance how to spend- Agencies report to executive as quasi-judicial and quasi-executive).

    Or blame them for running from their constitutional obligations under the spending clause?

    I can't think of any real precedent. Could Obama say "we hvae to look into whether we have the Power to do this?"

    •  Sorry (0+ / 0-)

      Agencies: Legislature basically enacts, then there is a lot of law on how they are operated, but they have to have a guidance principle from Congress, but their "boss" is the Executive really they are quasi Legislative/Executive and Judicial (see the EPA until Sackett).

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