Thursday, January 3, 2019

From The Hill

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has declared any legislation passed by the House to fully reopen federal agencies will be a non-starter in the Senate but he may have trouble keeping all his troops in line.

McConnell has tried to keep his conference out of the fray altogether by insisting any government funding deal depends on negotiations between President Trump and Democratic leaders.”


Last time I looked – that was this afternoon – The Constitution says that money stuff, you know, stuff like taxing and spending is initiated by the House,voted on and passed to the Senate where the Senate agrees to and/or modifies the Bill passed from the house.

Usually both houses then need to iron out differences, each vote and pass the now mutually accepted Bill, and then send it to the President for his signature.

If he doesn’t sign and sends it back the House with objections they can deal with his objections or vote to pass it again as is; in either event they vote on it again; if two thirds vote to pass it again, it goes to the Senate where they can do the same; if they pass it by two thirds, and if it has been passed with the changes requested by the President it goes back to him for his signature; if it has been passed without his objections being addressed it becomes law without being sent for his signature.

There wasn’t anything in the Constitution that I was reading that said the President has any say in any of this, except to sign or not sign.

So why are both Houses of our Legislature screwing around with a tantrum throwing cretin who thinks it’s fun to shut down the Government?

If the Legislature wants to fund the government – and that is what the Constitution says that one of the Legislature’s purposes is -  it is their job to pass a bill that does it.

The Constitution doesn’t give the cretin any part in the process.

Except to sign a funding bill or not sign it.

If the cretin continues in his tantrum, and he won’t sign, so be it; we always have Article XXV.

I don’t know what we can do about Mitch McConnel, though.

He’s the reason both Houses are screwing around with a tantrum throwing cretin.

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