President Barack Obama, complaining about the Republicans who want to use their Constitutional power of the purse to stop or slow down Obamacare, said to the media during a press conference Monday afternoon:
“One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election. You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway, or just because there’s a law there that you don’t like.”
Actually, yes they do Mr. President. It is called CHECKS-and-BALANCES.
So much for Wikipedia’s crediting of Barack Obama with being a Constitutional law professor. Maybe the president needs a Constitution 101 refresher?David E. Smith is executive director of Illinois Family Action.