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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mitch McConnell should resign

Mike Shaner
July 13, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)  suggests Congress should transfer authority to raise the debt ceiling to the White House.

McConnell's plan would allow the president to demand up to $2.4 trillion in new borrowing authority. The increases would automatically take effect unless Congress enacts legislation specifically disapproving it and even then Obama would be able to veto such legislation.

In other words, McConnell believes the debt ceiling should be raised on an infinite basis. He just doesn't want the political headaches that go along with it. How does this man keep getting elected?

Who in there right mind would suggest ceding even more authority to the executive branch? The concept of solving a spending problem by borrowing more money is beyond imagination. The idea of giving that decision to the President borders on treason. That McConnell keeps winning elections is sickening and illustrates a much larger problem.

McConnell is a pristine example of why the 17th amendment needs to be repealed. A senator is meant to represent his state. If he were subject to recall by the Kentucky legislature it is doubtful that he would be so cavalier about shirking his duties.

I am a man who rarely runs out of things to say but his actions leave me at a loss. It is truly hard to digest the magnitude of the senator's ineptness. What exactly does he think that Congress exist to do?

Our founders fought and died to escape the rule of a king. They founded a Constitutional Republic and divided Government into separate branches so that this type of legislation would be very difficult to pass. Yet over the years Congress has inexplicably yielded king like power to the executive branch and now McConnell wants to throw away what little authority they have left?

This is a problem that we the people have consented to for far too long. We have given our consent by allowing it to happen. We have given our consent by keeping quiet. We have given our consent by re-electing the same incompetent bozo's term after term. It is time to withdraw that consent. The calls for McConnell's resignation should be so loud that the minutemen rise from their graves.

more on this tomorrow

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