GOP In Violation Of The Constitution


GOP In Violation The Constitution and the GOP members of congress takes the verbal oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution.  And there-after sign a pledge to a special interest group, (Grover Norquist‘s  Americans for Tax Reform), which is not part of the U.S. Constitution.  That pledge is for GOP members to say, “NO” to raising taxes.  Are these GOP members are aware of the jurisprudence of taking the oath of office?  The U.S. Constitution does give congress the power to raise taxes.  And the power to borrow money to pay expenses of government.  I will give you that part of the constitution later in this blog. For the GOP to say “no new taxes.”  They obstruct U.S. Government from moving forward.  How can they say, no new revenue?  When we have an ongoing ten-year war debt, in a recession, 21 million unemployed, an increase in the aged population.  With an ever-increasing number of severe hurricanes, and tornadoes. How does government protect the needs of its citizens without raising revenue?  The GOP respond by cutting spending on the middle class, the poor, seniors, college student loans, veteran benefits, and the unemployed.  At the same time giving the wealthy lower taxes.  This makes the GOP members like a reverse Robin Hood; taking from those at the bottom of the social-economic group, and given to the wealthy.  This is the GOP’s idea of small government. I would like to remind the GOP members that they were elected to congress to serve all the people of the United States.  And not to just serve their congressional district.  If their ideology is loyalty to their congressional district.  Maybe they should only run for office in local district politics.  They seem to be small-minded for small government.  After all, we are not a small nation.  Our Federal Government need to be smart enough to include all the people of the United States of America. I would like to quote the sub-text of:  The “Preamble.”         

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English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States Polski: Fragment preambuły Konstytucji Stanów Zjednoczonych (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. “In order to form a more perfect     union.” 2. “To establish justice.” 3. “To insure domestic tranquility.” 4. “To provide for the common defense.” 5. “To promote the general welfare.” 6. “To secure the blessing of liberty (freedom) for ourselves and our posterity.” The GOP members need to re-read the constitution, and get to know why our founding father wrote this document, (constitution) for our nation as a democracy.  It was written for the House of Representatives and the Senate to work closely with one another if they are to get anything done.  The constitution is a document of the people, by the people, and for the people in all of the states. How does our constitution apply to Members of Congress, and their duties to serve the people of the United States of America? ARTICLE I THE LEGISLATIVE (lawmaking) BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT SECTION 8. Powers of Congress I give you the sub-text below. 1. “The power to raise  and collect taxes to pay expense of government.” 2. “The power to borrow money on the credit of the United States Government.SECTION 7. PASSING a BILL “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representative; but the Senate may propose or agree with amendments as on other bills.” Why would the GOP members violate Section 7 & 8 of their Legislative duties? SECTION 6. Congressional Privileges and Restrictions Congress have given them-selves immunity within the constitution. SECTION 2. The House of Representatives “The House Representatives has the sole power (power given to none other) of impeachment (act of accusing a public official of wrongdoing , which may result in his removal from office).  A majority vote of the House of Representatives is necessary to impeach an official.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SECTION 9. POWER DENIED CONGRESS We the people can add an amendment to SECTION 9. of the constitution. That all members of congress should not engage in or sign any pledge that would interfere with the United States Constitution.  That all Members of Congress would sign a legal document.  That they would refrain from joining or take part any special interest group’s activity or would be subject to forfeiture of pay until a budget bill is passed by the House of Representative, and the Senate.  And is sent to be sign by the president before the budget due date. I have outline items that were violated by GOP Members of Congress.  This document was written by our founding fathers.  With my extensive study of the of The U.S. constitution…..have found problems with the GOP Members of Congress.  And have offer a  solution to these problems.  No one individual or one group of individuals can correct these problems.  What is included in our constitution are “The Bill of Rights. Part III Amendment 1. Freedom of speech or freedom of the press.” We have in our constitution…what is call a test case….with the signature of 60% of register votes can amend the U.S. Constitution at the ballot box .  No matter how much one disagree with any particular item…no item can be removed from the The U.S. Constitution. We now have GOP Members who want to repeal The Affordable Care Act from the constitution.  Because they have Obama-care attach to this law.  What these GOP members forget that President Obama has to sign a bill to repeal The Affordable Care Act.

Now the GOP want to defund The Affordable Care Act which is part of the U.S. Constitution.  Every thing in The U.S. Constitution is automatically funded by congress. What we have here are GOP Members acting as immature temper tantrum children.  And they are willing to shut down the government by not raising the debt ceiling to pay on the government’s debt.  And have the U.S. Government default on its loan.  For what they call repeal Obama-care.    And denies health care for thirty  million U.S. Citizens.  But the GOP would accept this bill if Romney were president, and it was called Romney care.  Romney sign a bill like this when he was governor of  Massachusetts.  This ACA in Mass. has been in service for 6 years.  And the state of Mass. has most of its citizens are in a health insurance plan.  At a lower health insurance premium for its citizens.  If it is good enough for Mass. it has to good enough for the other 49 states.     Romney is the father of The Affordable Care Act.  These GOP members are still campaigning against President Obama.  Even though he has been elected twice, and not running for any office.

The U.S Constitution is the people’s government.  When your congressional representative  violate the U.S. Constitution base on his/her political party platform.  As a good citizen you need to re-register as an independent voter.  You will be able to vote for the person and, not the political party.  With, “a fist full of dollars,” big money may be able to buy a political party, and politicians.  But big money can’t buy your vote.  Because you will not sell out your soul for, “a fist full of dollars.”

This will take big money out of government.  Because big money doesn’t care about you. They only represent the rich, big business, and Wall Street.  Only you can cast a vote for the government that represent you and your family.

 

What we have here is the, GOP Against the Constitution.

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Politics & Policy


Liberty BellThe distinction between Politics & Policy is all too quickly loss in today’s discourse. The important issues of daily life and philosophy rarely get discussed without the participants diving up into teams.  Policy is debated.  Politics argued.

The objective here is to provide a place to offer and to find solutions to policy matters without the grind of politics and worse yet partisan rhetoric.

There may not be any element to our lives which isn’t learned upon by some policy or another.  More often than not, policies compound.  Leading to more policies until society looses tract of the original goal.

These policy onions are then deep fried in a political batter made of self-interests.  Here we can begin to peel them apart until they make sense.  Until they work again.

At time, here at Policy Over Politics, passes we will continue to add topics and their subsets of policies.  You, the readers are encouraged to contribute.  You are welcome to suggest topics and or specific solutions.

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ABOUT THE POLICY POLITICS BLOG


U.S. FlagWith the re-election of President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012, the nation began to absorb the stark realization that it is in the midst of an idealistic and demographic transformation.  The change involves the newly formed coalition of numerous groups from within the mosaic which is America.  Those groups represent the following:

Women

African Americans

Hispanics

Asians

Native Americans

Unions

The above as well as a large number of America’s highly educated underprivileged and under-served people of the United States of all colors and ethnic origins.

This blog has been built in support of America and the new coalition which has and will continue to make this country an even brighter beacon of hope and salvation for the world. This is an unabashedly liberal/progressive blog.  It is unabashedly liberal because of the negative connotation attributed to the liberal and or progressive label by right wing reactionary ideologues in recent years.

The articles posted will be written through the lens of the aforementioned philosophy.

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2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats help, Jason prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

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English: San Francisco cable car cresting a hill with Alcatraz in the background Deutsch: San Francisco: Cable Car, im Hintergrund Alcatraz Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Republican Party


The Republican Party leader is,  “Ted on Cruz Control.”  The junior senator from Texas.  Ted Cruz, and some of his members call themselves “Tea Party members of rebellion against Obama’s Administration.  His fellow senator call Ted, “wacko bird.”  The mad insane senator.  This wacko-bird is all puff up and flapping his wings.  Telling his fellow GOP members in the House of Representative to repeal Obama Care.  The GOP members in the House, (republicans are the majority Party) passed a bill to repeal Obama Care over forty times.  And it fail forty times to pass in the Senate which the democratic is the majority party.  Obama is a democrat.  We don’t need these wackos in the U.S. Government.

This is insanity, doing the same thing over and over with the same result, (failure).  Then The Ted said, ” we want to delay Obama Care for one year.”  This bill fail in the democratic  control senate.  Then the Ted Cruz, said,”we want to remove one item from the Obama Care) or we will shut down the government by not paying on the government’s debt.  This is legislating by hostage taken of the government.  In order to repeal Obama Care the President has to sign the repeal  into law. Not going to happen!  So this repeal is a suicide  mission that has damage the republican brand.

For six months the Ted and the GOP members of congress place them-selves in front of TV news cameras saying, “Obama, wont negotiate with the republicans in the house on paying on the government debt.”  This is a case of foot in mouth disease by the GOP members.  The U.S. Constitution specify that only the House of Representative and the Senate can create and negotiate to pass bills in the Legislative Branch of  Government.

GOP Top 5: 5-17-11

GOP Top 5: 5-17-11 (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Legislative define in the Oxford Dictionary as: “1. having the power to make laws.  “2. relating to laws.”  The president is the Executive Branch of Government.  And is the Chief Executive, (person who see that laws are enforced, or carried out.)  The president sign bills into law.  The president is not required to negotiate while a bill is still in congress.  But he can make recommendation of what he will sign into law.

We have two chambers in congress.  The Senate and the House of Representative.  Only those two chambers can negotiate on any or all bills while in congress.  These two chambers have elected members as republicans and democrats.  And what is passed by those two chambers will go to the president desk for signature into law.

The GOP members are holding the U.S. Government hostage to derail Obama Care.  They say this law is a train wreck waiting to happen.  A similarly health care bill was passed in the state of Massachusetts in 2006.  And that Health Care train is still running on the track with 90% of the uninsured now with health care.

The GOP members in the House, which is 1/3 of congress are obsess with delegitimizing  Obama, as President of the United States of America.  These GOP members represent 10% of the U.S. population.  And that part want to delegitimize Obama, as president of the President of the United States of America also.  So we have a government shut down for this rebellion.  The strategy of the GOP members was to obstruct Obama’s Administration even before he took the oath office of the Presidency in 2009.

These GOP members in the House have a laundry list of demands which has nothing to do with paying on the government debt.  Passed spending by congress.  These GOP members have resorted to hostage taking as a way to legislate to pass their political agenda in congress.  These GOP members are financed by big money, (the Koch Brothers).  Have spent over two hundred million dollars to repeal, or defund Obama Care in the last year. And have spent over two billion dollars to make Obama, a one term president in the 2012 election.    With the GOP message they have become a party of exclusion with only 10% of the population in the red states, (Republicans) .

With unlimited amount of campaign funds for elections.  There is a thin line between donation and a bribe.  To donate is for campaign finance.  Bribery is ownership of the campaigner.  And that lead to corrupt politicians.  That lead to billionaires and millionaires owning government for power over the people.

The people are very angry.  One register republican party member.  Stated that he had been a lifelong republican, and voted republican in all elections.  But in the next election he was going shut down those republicans who were responsible for shutting down the government.  There is outrage among the population all across this nation.  The GOP approval rating is at its lowest level 24% and, still falling.  More than 53% blame the GOP for the shutdown of the government.  Those of the Tea Party have hurt the brand of the republican party.  Now this shutdown of the government has been call the Cruzcifixion of Ted Cruz.   “Old Ted Cruz.”  Where forth are thou?  You can come out from hiding wherever you are.

And 90% of the people will not vote for a republican president.  The GOP want to make the presidency weak so they can legislate by hosting taken.   To have absolute power and control over the people’s government is what The Republican Party want.

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Obama’s Health Care Plan


Obama’s Health Care Plan have been call by the Republicans as “Obama Care,” as if that is a negative.  With this bill 30 million uninsured or under insured citizens will be able to enroll in a Health plan. That’s a positive .  I would like to clarify that misinformation  about the mandate of this health care bill.  By going to the Constitution.

ARTICLE 1. The Legislative, (lawmaking) BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.”

“Section 8. Power of Congress.”

1. “Power to lay (raise) and collect taxes (money used to pay expenses of government), for the purpose of national defense and general welfare of the United States.”

3. “Congress has the power to regulate commerce (control trade), both foreign commerce (trade with another country) and interstate commerce (trade among the states).”

This health care bill was using Interstate Commerce Clause as a way to collect a penalty for the mandate of this bill. Since health care is not a commodity.  It made this mandate unconstitutional for the Federal Government to collect money for this mandate as a commodity.

John Roberts, of the Supreme Court remove ‘commerce’ from this Health Care Bill and replace it with a ‘tax’, which made this bill constitutional.  Republicans call this raising taxes on Americans Citizens. Even though this mandate is a charge for personal Health Care Reform. Therefore this is not a tax.  This mandate is a penalty for those who choose not to enroll in a Health Care Plan.  And this mandate is collected under the Federal Government Tax Code.

For those who refer to this mandate as a tax. This is misinformation and is only about political gain for the republican party base.  And pay their donors, (big money), for their campaign money.  This is an example of bad government, which is not good for the people.

This Health Care Bill is now the law of the land.  Upheld by The Supreme Court as constitutional.  We need to promote the benefits of this Health Care Bill.   Good government is not base on politics but, on Constitutional Law.  What I hear from dissenters are disrespect for the Constitution, the Supreme Court and a government of the

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

people by the people and, for the people.  I would like to ask the republicans.  Where is their respect for the Federal Government and, its people?  Which they took an oath to defend and, uphold the constitution.  You can only serve the people under a united congress.

As in The Preamble.    

5. “To promote the general welfare–to help give a higher standard of living for the people of the United States through better government.”

6. “To Secure the blessing of liberty (freedom) for ourselves and our posterity (future generations of Americans)–to protect the rights of all United States citizens for all time.”

Those GOP members who speak of repealing the Health Care Bill.  This repeal is base on their assessment of the cost of the health care bill, which they are projecting hypothetical dollars as a short-term cost.  But lack the reductions of the over all cost in the long-term health care plan.

You can’t project that cost of the Affordable Care Act before it go into full effect in 2014-2015 and beyond.  Those who speak of repeal,  don’t have a replacement of a  Health Care Bill.  They only have sound bites, and want to repeal this bill because it has Obama’s,  name attached to it.  Without any solutions for the uninsured or the under-insured.  As in the Health Care Bill.

The GOP members have voted 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  These are symbolic votes against Obama as president.  And for this they are willing to shut down the government unless President Obama, sign a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  These GOP members have said, “we are willing to hold the U.S. Budget hostage.”  And not pay any of the government bills until President Obama, sign a bill to de-fund the Affordable Care Act.  This law is now part of the U.S. Constitution.  To de-fund the U.S. Constitution  the United State of America would go into default and fall into economic collapse.  Whoever would propose such insanity is Un-American and Anti-Government.

These GOP Members claim they want to take back their government.  Going back to 1801-1809 in the days of President Thomas Jefferson, no political party has ever own the United States Government.  The U.S. Government belong to the citizens of America.  And the citizens of the U.S.A. elected congress to administrator the people’s government.  This is their code words for taking over the government from U.S. Citizens.  And create a totalitarian nation.  Imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life.    How are they going to do this; you may ask?  By suppressing all that would vote against their personal agenda.  And by gerrymandering their local electoral districts.  Drawing lines that would exclude democratic electoral voters.  Why are they doing this?  As a campaign against Obama, as President of the United States.

This nation has tried to get a health care plan, going back to 1900-1909 of President Teddy Roosevelt’s, Administration.  It has taken 100 years to get this health bill pass by congress.  It may not be perfect, but it is a foundation to work out any problems that may arise in this health care  law, by congress.  To repeal this law now may take another 100 years to pass a new law for health care.

This Affordable Care Act is comprehensive health care.  It cover per-existing conditions, preventive health care, mental health care, prescription medication, and no life-time $500,000 cost limits.  Parents can keep their children on their policy until they are 26 years old.  And health care cost will level off in the long run.  Because there will be fewer people going to the emergency room for treatment in your health group plan.  This is the reason your health care cost have been going up in the past.  I give you an example of this in my blog. “The Young Doc”

The Republican Governor of Florida has refuse his citizens Obama’s Health Care Plan.  And because of this six of his citizens are dying every day.  There twenty-six other state governors who have refuse their citizens this health care also.  There was a 36-year-old woman in the state of Florida. With a heart problem.  She is a single mom with 3 children. Her medication for her heart cost $350 a month.  With Obama-Care that same medicine  would cost $35.00 a month.  She had a minimum wage job.  Like any mom she took that $350 to feed and take of her children.  And she die because her government deny her the access to Obama-Care for her heart problem.

They have condemn their citizens to death because, these governors hate Obama, as president.  This could be your father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, or even your child.  And these governors are playing politics with these people lives.

You need to re-register as an independent voter because, these republicans governors have a disregard for life.  And you can vote for the person and, not the party.   You can vote these governors out of  office.

President Obama, is giving back tax dollars to the states that accept the Affordable Care Act aka, “Obama-care.”  If your governor refuse the ACA.  Some of your tax dollars is going to the states that accept the ACA.  And you are penalized for not enrolling in a health insurance plan.  This penalty will be deducted from your income tax refund.  You only have your governor to blame.

The ACA bill was sign into law by President Obama, and, now is the law of the land.  And as a citizen of the U.S. you are allowed to enroll into a health insurance plan of your choice.  But your governor has to sign this law into your state.  If not you are deny this part of the U.S. Constitution.

These republican members of congress that voted 50 time to repeal “Obama-Care”,( ACA).  Really wanted to destroy the United State Constitution and, take away your democracy.  As in your health and, welfare for future generations of Americans.

They are not able to represent you as a citizen, while  representing the Health Insurance Companies.  And you are paying these members of congress six-figure salaries.

Joni Ernst, a republican from the state Iowa.  She is campaigning for a congressional seat in Washington D.C.  Her clam to fame is that she castrate hogs.  If elected she would castrate the ACA. By nullification.  Here we go again, another republican repeal “Obama-care.”  This is what happen when politicians and governors are motivate by hate.  “Obama-care” is the code word for the hatred of Obama, as president.

So when you go to vote.  Don’t be motivated by hate, because it is self-destructive.  And lets keep Joni Erst, on the hog farm.  Because there aren’t have any hogs in Congress.

If you are enrolled in a Health Insurance Plan in your state your premium have declined by 5% in the first 9 months after President Obama, sign the ACA into the U.S. Constitution. That decrease would be greater if all of  republicans governors had signed the ACA into their State Constitution.  These republicans politicians are more in interested  in their own personal agenda.  And not about your health and welfare.

This would leave 30 million citizens without Obama’s Health Care Plan.  If republicans repeal the ACA, aka Obama-care.

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GOP Over The Fiscal Cliff


Is the GOP Over The Fiscal Cliff?  Because of spending cuts on entitlements like, Medical, Medicaid.  Society Security is a “retirement plan” that all employers and employees pay into for employees retirement.  This fund is collected and manage by the Federal Government.  Why are the GOP willing to take retires funds to pay on the national debt?  Because those GOP members want to give a tax cut to the top 2% income earners.  And make seniors and the poor pay for a tax cut for the wealthy.     Retires or the poor didn’t approve of these wars or any spending by government.  The GOP approve these wars and all government spending.  These entitlements are not the reason our debt is 16 trillion dollars.  It is because we have engage in two wars for ten years on a credit card.  And to pay on national disasters year after year, discretionary spending, and the defense budget.

GOP approve these wars and it is up the GOP house to increase revenue to pay down the debt on these wars.  The GOP House blame President Obama for the 16 trillion dollars debt, and he has only been in office for 3 1/2 years.  These wars were started 10 years ago  under George Bush administration.  The GOP has become the “Grand Old Party” for the rich.

I would like to remind the GOP members. When we bring our troops home from

Afghanistan after 2014.  We will recover from our war debt by 2025.  There-by reducing our budget deficit in ten-year cycles.

Any GOP member who believe that cutting entitlements is going to cut our budget deficit of 16 trillion dollars is “delusional.”  The math doesn’t add up.  Any time we go to war.  We must increase revenue to pay our war debt.  We need to cut defense spendingThe Pentagon doesn’t need the appropriation that has been approved by the GOP house

Entitlement

Entitlement (Photo credit: Will Merydith)

members are recommending for the defense budget.  Lets cut entitlements on major corporation like “oil companies” where their profits are billions of dollars a year. This is, “major corporation welfare.”  This is part of the 16 trillion dollars budget deficit.  We can’t afford to give hand-outs to billion dollar companies.

Going over the Fiscal  Cliff will cause a recession in the U.S economy in 2013.  And going over the Fiscal Cliff on the debt ceiling will drag down the global economy.  Because all world trade is base on the value of the U.S. Dollar.  We do not live in a world of isolation.  The world’s economies are inter-connected by trade.

I see the GOP as a ship at sea with a broken rudder.  They are lost and looking for something to hold on to.  And they have grab onto Grover Norquist‘s  Americans for Tax Reform.  And sign Grover’s pledge for primary election money.  To become viable as a political party for a special interest group.  But the GOP are losing the base of the people on demographic.  This makes the GOP irrelevant as a party for the people and by the people.   This GOP will hold the debt ceiling hostage for political gain for the Grand Old Party.  GOP Over The Fiscal Cliff for their political agenda.

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