I am beginning to think that before we allow anyone to run for national office, they should be required to pass a test on the Constitution. If they can’t pass it, they can’t run. But I suppose it would be unconstitutional to ban all Democrats from running for office. AOC is dumber than most. Somehow, she felt that President Trump was acting like a dictator when he operated within US law, but now that Demented Joe Biden is president, she thinks we need to become a dictatorship.
She believes that Biden has the right, no, the obligation to spend trellis of dollars we don’t have on things we don’t need or want. She also believes that Biden can change immigration law with a stroke of a pen, including amnesty. Who does she think she is? A barmaid?
Power of the Purse
“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 7, clause 1
“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 9, clause 7
AOC granted an interview to the New York Times and it was actually quite revealing.
There is an enormous amount of executive action that they’re sitting on that I think is underutilized. On student loans. We’ve got executive action on the table with respect to climate. There are certainly things that we can do with immigration.
So why are we taking this as a legislative compromise, when the opportunity is so much greater, or when Biden could do this stuff with a stroke of a pen, and is just reminding us that he’s choosing not to?
Joe Biden also does not have the right to change laws which, were passed by both Houses of Congress and signed by the sitting president at the time. As far as AOC’s claim that Biden can forgive student debt by Executive Order, that is pure nonsense. Imagine if any president can veto a bill after it became law. No more abortions, no more immigration, illegal or otherwise. The liberals would have as much if not more to lose than conservatives would.