U.S. President, Barak Hussein Obama, the man of hope and change who promised the most open government in history (and has delivered the least) has decided that it is time to take his country hostage. He is in negotiations with a GOP house on the Federal Budget. Obama wants to raise taxes and increase spending, the republicans want to freeze taxes and cut spending so the country can begin to pay off its huge debt to China.
Firstly Democrats were arguing that the president could invoke the 14th amendment to the US Constitution, a Civil War amendment, to act without congressional approval in order to guarantee the economic security of the country. Republicans then pointed out that the 14th amendment deals with the president’s role as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and as he is not commander-in-chief of the economy, the 14th amendment does not apply.
Now Obama has decided it is time to take bold action, he has said that if his budget proposals are not agreed to by the 3rd of August, he cannot guarantee that the Social Security cheques that are due to go out the next day will go out. Effectively, Obama is putting a gun to the head of the unemployed, veterans and pensioners and then saying to the Congress, give me the money or I’ll pull the trigger. Here is the video:
Personally I hope that the GOP has the guts to call this terrorism what it is and go to the people with it. Americans often tell the rest of us that they won’t negotiate with Terrorists…. I don’t think they should, no matter who he is or what shape his office.