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A live look at the house floor -- any minute now congress is set to vote on the GOP dead cutting bill known affectionately in some circles as.
-- happen balance raising its dead on arrival but now it's really all about a different an all too familiar bill.
Welcome everyone I'm Chris Cotter in for Neil Cavuto the action right now is in that house but the buzz is following bill Bill Clinton's say if -- were still president.
You would use the fourteenth amendment to -- the debt ceiling and let the courts try to stop and after the fact.
President Obama today saying we're running out of time to cut a deal should he take Clinton's advice constitutional attorney Bruce -- says no why not.
-- Well it's an impeachable offense only congress says the authority to tax and spend -- authorize the same.
Now the fourteenth amendment provision that -- President Clinton referring to says the public debt as authorized by law shall not be questioned in -- have a debt ceiling.
A debt that goes above the ceiling is not authorized by law -- if you think about the implications of what the president has said -- remember this is -- president was impeached himself.
He's insisted that the president could unilaterally raise taxes and ordered to pay off the public debt as well so now the taxing power has been usurped.
-- I drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama for usurping the war power I predicted.
That if that wasn't stopped the taxing and spending usurpation would be next in line.
And that is exactly what's happening here we will have all the power now in one branch of government.
No tax spend at the president swim and that is not the constitution that the founding fathers graded and -- -- with -- -- a member of the house -- suggested this is an impeachable offense to be does this and he should be removed from office immediately number is it sounds like -- what he's talking about the -- war powers actually talking about this fourteenth amendment though certainly sounds like there is some confusion here.
And that video it it's very possible.
What Bill Clinton said I would do it and that would let the courts decide and that this could work its way through the courts.
Well I remember is that Watergate and with -- mr.
Clinton himself he was impeached without waiting for the course the problem with the court solution is that.
It's very difficult to get a proper plaintiff.
Who -- is what judges call standing.
And ordered to challenge the constitutional violation and that could take years -- President Obama might be out of the office of the White House by the time this is finally litigated.
And congress has got to get some back -- it's not an inverted -- institution.
It's got to take responsibility for itself now remember the Tea Party came in and said the constitution is our Bible they read every provision there on the floor of the House of Representatives what they mean what they say it's up to them to take action to impeach and to remove for such a flagrant subversion of our constitutional dispensation.
You know -- little constitutional history here why was this part of the fourteenth amendment anyway from the start out there what.
There was a -- -- southern states that would be restored to the union.
A would have the members of the house and the senate declined to authorize the payment of debt that'd been incurred to fight the civil war so it says the public debt.
As authorized by law and shall not be questioned now here we're having a situation we've had a debt ceiling.
Bill that's been around for a long decades which is an indication to -- -- who.
Who's lending to the United States say it's gotta be -- the -- the debt ceiling in order to be quote authorized by law.
So that risk was well -- And -- its same sort of late in the game to suggest these debt ceiling statues that they have been with us for decades suddenly now become unconstitutional.
And again the rest of the cages are quite alarming.
The president can unilaterally tax -- 25%.
30% surcharges on everybody's income.
Without any authorization from congress under the theory that mr.
Clinton has propounded.
-- Bruce -- thanks for getting us started on a high note appreciate it a lot.
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