#Breaking: Obama says he would veto debt-ceiling legislation if it includes provision cutting health subsidies for congressional officials.
Why should he give an inch? The Congressional GOP has already amply demonstrated its gutlessness, so he knows they’ll cave on this, and anything else he wants to do.
Because they don’t have the balls to pull the trigger on various nuclear options open to them. Here’s one: Let the government go past the debt ceiling deadline. The 14th Amendment requires the Executive to pay the debt first, both interest and principal. We have more than enough income to pay those bills. So if they aren’t paid, it would be because Obama, in violation of both Constitution and statute, refuses to pay them. Which would be an impeachable offense if, as I say, the GOP had any balls. But they don’t.
And Obama knows it. So do all the Democrats, now. So will Hillary Clinton, if she manages to get elected. So will any other Democrat politician who reaches congress or the White House.
Until we change that – and I’m not sure we can – then we effectively live in a liberal fascist dictatorship, and the Constitution is a dead letter. Because the Constitution cannot defend itself, and the GOP won’t defend it. Meanwhile, the Democrats actively work to destroy it.
And they’ve finally succeeded.