Question to Conservatives: If “government spending is the problem” shouldn’t conservatives loudly crow and simultaneously own the looming sequester, which cuts spending?

Which Speaker of the House do you believe?

“SEQUESTER: I got 98% Of What I wanted”
“SEQUESTER:We Hates Teh Meat Axes”

I sort of don’t believe either of those two faces. Because this same face should “get off his ass” and learn that spending bills originate in the House:

But perhaps Boehner is confused since the Budget Control Act came to conference in the House via the Senate in vehicle S. 365 [PDF].  And curiosity leads me to look for a rule that was promulgated amongst the GOP bretheren for the 112th Congress:

COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROPOSED RULE: When a Member presents a bill or joint resolution for introduction and referral (when it is dropped in the “hopper”), the bill must be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper citing the constitutional authority to enact the proposed bill or joint resolution. Below is the suggested format for the citation: ___________ (Bill Number) Member Signature:____________________ CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT Pursuant to clause 7 of Rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statement is submitted regarding the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the accompanying bill or joint resolution. ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. The blanks are to be filled in by the sponsor.

[Emphases added] I would like to see such an authority in this case, which would be coming from David Dreier of the RULES COMMITTEE. Oh wait – he’s not in congress anymore.

Nonetheless, the House voted on it, and it included Boehner’s aye vote (see We Hates Teh Meat Axes video above.) All this fact business aside…

I really want to know why Conservatives are doing anything but chest beating about the sequester. Isn’t it a signature accomplishment from the “starve the beast” and “drown it in a bathtub” set?

Because it is. Read the enforcement section of S. 365. Here’s a keeper:

    (2) ELIMINATING A BREACH- Each non-exempt account within a category shall be reduced by a dollar amount calculated by multiplying the enacted level of sequestrable budgetary resources in that account at that time by the uniform percentage necessary to eliminate a breach within that category.

 

ELIMINATE BREACHES,  BITCHEZ!

Ain’t this all gonna be a laff riot when SuperStorm Sandy assistance gets reigned in by the sequester, and then the upcoming tornadoes begin to twist…

Question to Conservatives: If “government spending is the problem” shouldn’t conservatives loudly crow and simultaneously own the looming sequester, which cuts spending?

Which Speaker of the House do you believe?

“SEQUESTER: I got 98% Of What I wanted”
“SEQUESTER:We Hates Teh Meat Axes”

I sort of don’t believe either of those two faces. Because this same face should “get off his ass” and learn that spending bills originate in the House:

But perhaps Boehner is confused since the Budget Control Act came to conference in the House via the Senate in vehicle S. 365 [PDF].  And curiosity leads me to look for a rule that was promulgated amongst the GOP bretheren for the 112th Congress:

COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROPOSED RULE: When a Member presents a bill or joint resolution for introduction and referral (when it is dropped in the “hopper”), the bill must be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper citing the constitutional authority to enact the proposed bill or joint resolution. Below is the suggested format for the citation: ___________ (Bill Number) Member Signature:____________________ CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT Pursuant to clause 7 of Rule XII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statement is submitted regarding the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the accompanying bill or joint resolution. ______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________. The blanks are to be filled in by the sponsor.

[Emphases added] I would like to see such an authority in this case, which would be coming from David Dreier of the RULES COMMITTEE. Oh wait – he’s not in congress anymore.

Nonetheless, the House voted on it, and it included Boehner’s aye vote (see We Hates Teh Meat Axes video above.) All this fact business aside…

I really want to know why Conservatives are doing anything but chest beating about the sequester. Isn’t it a signature accomplishment from the “starve the beast” and “drown it in a bathtub” set?

Because it is. Read the enforcement section of S. 365. Here’s a keeper:

      (2) ELIMINATING A BREACH- Each non-exempt account within a category shall be reduced by a dollar amount calculated by multiplying the enacted level of sequestrable budgetary resources in that account at that time by the uniform percentage necessary to eliminate a breach within that category.

 

ELIMINATE BREACHES,  BITCHEZ!

Ain’t this all gonna be a laff riot when SuperStorm Sandy assistance gets reigned in by the sequester, and then the upcoming tornadoes begin to twist…

Kelly Canfield

Kelly Canfield