Obama Gets a Refresher Course on the Constitution

Senate liberals and Democrats, most notably Bernie Sanders a socialist masquerading behind the ‘Independent’ label, have been calling on President Obama to use executive actions to unilaterally change corporate tax code, and raise taxes by over $100 billion.

For his part, the man who would be king, has not ruled out the possibility of violating the Constitution once again through executive orders.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) is having none of this however, sending the President and former constitutional law professor a free lesson on how our government works.

Via Sunshine State News:

Buchanan sent a letter to Obama on Thursday, reminding the president the Constitution gives Congress, not the executive branch, the power to tax.

“I am writing to express my strongest possible objection at reports that you are ‘very interested’ in raising taxes through executive action,” Buchanan wrote. “Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution is clear on this matter — only Congress has the power to tax. The statement by your press secretary this week that you are ‘very interested’ in reshaping the tax code through unilateral action would be a clear violation of the Constitution and continue a disturbing lack of bipartisanship.

“As a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, I stand ready to work with your administration on a bipartisan plan to lower rates and simplify the tax code,” Buchanan added. “I remind you that the last successful tax reform effort, nearly 30 years ago, required President Reagan and a Democratic Congress to find common ground. But unilateral action could poison the well of goodwill that is necessary to tackle this urgent challenge in a bipartisan manner.

“Our international tax system is in desperate need of reform,” Buchanan continued. “U.S. companies face stiff competition from foreign firms, our national debt has grown to more than $18 trillion, and we have too few good-paying jobs for American workers. Addressing these issues has to be the guiding principle for international tax reform.

“We need to fundamentally reform our tax code to make America more competitive,” Buchanan wrote in closing. “We may have different opinions about specific elements of such reform. But by working together to find common ground, we can ensure that all Americans reap the benefits of tax reform.”

Buchanan isn’t the only one offering the President free lessons on the Constitution – Fox News’ Great Van Susteren blasted Obama, explaining that he is not a king and the Constitution is not a “hurdle.”

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Greta is overlooking one fundamental fact in this imperial Presidency …


What lesson would you offer to the President regarding the Constitution?

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • So the Republican plan is to lower taxes for all corporations. Corporations who currently have billions of dollars in funds stashed around the world.
    The latest Republican budget includes two little notes tacked on to the end that will cost you.
    changes to medicare will save billions in taxes and reduce your healthcare. FOX and PI do not seem to be covering that.
    Also another little addon will add about a trillion dollars to the debt over the next 10 years in increased military spending. Opps they forgot to tell you that as well.
    Again the party of fiscal responsibility is padding the budget under a blanket while cutting back on your services. You sure you are voting for the party with your interests at heart? I don't think so.
    You have to get around your hate for black people and the democrats and find out just what you are voting for. It is not good for you.

  • The images in the video, presumably in Iran, look like "Breaking Bad". God, what torture the 21st Century is turning out to be!

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