The Art of Government, How to Get Elected to Congress Today

“Historically, the debt ceiling has proven the most effective leverage for reining in spending; 28 times, Congress has attached meaningful conditions to debt ceiling increases.”  Ted Cruz

https://lablouisianaboy.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/ted-cruz-the-people-do-remember/

Would anyone, I don’t care if you claim to be liberal, conservative, moderate, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, communist, Communist, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic, Southerner, Northerner, East Coast, West Coast, black, white, striped, polka-dotted, Martian, native of Jupiter, believe or disbelieve in unicorns, or as hard as it is for me type, do not like the New Orleans Saints, please cite the Constitutional or historical precedent in the United States of America where Members of Congress cannot address issues important to the country without attaching it to must pass legislation?

Just one example of Senator Cruz’s idea of a meaningful condition attached to debt ceilings.

Public Law 113-3, “No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013”

Here’s the legislative action summary:

We still have not had a concurrent resolution on the budget by both Chambers, and it is now February 2014.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=155

http://budget.house.gov/budgetprocess/

What passed in January was a spending bill. It had to be signed by the President. A Budget Resolution is not a law, and we still do not have a current budget with technically the last Budget Resolution to pass both Chambers still in force.

http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid=%270E%2C*PLS2%23%20%20%20%0A

http://www.politifact.com/tennessee/statements/2012/sep/28/bob-corker/bob-corker-says-senate-has-not-passed-budget-more-/

Let’s leave the 27th Amendment realities out.  Have Members of Congress been paid?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/congress-paid-shutdown_n_4116192.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/

How much does Congressional pay and benefits cost taxpayers?

http://www.examiner.com/article/how-much-does-congressional-pay-and-benefits-cost-taxpayers

https://lablouisianaboy.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/congressional-versus-veterans-perks-and-benefits-and-partisan-media/

Meaningful conditions are attached, Senator Cruz? The President is the one picking and choosing which laws to enforce?

https://lablouisianaboy.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/how-hard-does-congress-work-in-todays-united-states/

https://lablouisianaboy.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/should-congress-recess-without-doing-their-constitutional-duty/

Exactly who is working Senator or Congressman?  Just insert anyone’s name, but remember that it can all be blamed on the President (either Obama or Bush, Jr.), liberals, progressives, RINOs, Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party conservatives, conservatives, Constitutionalists, constitutionalists, or anyone who doesn’t look, believe, or is different in any manner from me. Or is that you and not me?

Whatever happened to We and Us?

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