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Debate: Obama executive order to raise the debt ceiling

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*'''Congress shouldn't have vote on paying appropriated expenditures.''' Former President Bill Clinton told The National Memo in late July: “I think the Constitution is clear, and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.”[http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0711/fans_of_the_14th_e86dc078-d9eb-41b5-9380-701c623e8046.html] *'''Congress shouldn't have vote on paying appropriated expenditures.''' Former President Bill Clinton told The National Memo in late July: “I think the Constitution is clear, and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.”[http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0711/fans_of_the_14th_e86dc078-d9eb-41b5-9380-701c623e8046.html]
 +*'''Former President Clinton would have ordered raising debt ceiling.''' Former President Bill Clinton said to the National Memo that he would, if in Obama's position, use the 14th “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”[http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0711/fans_of_the_14th_e86dc078-d9eb-41b5-9380-701c623e8046.html]

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  • Congress shouldn't have vote on paying appropriated expenditures. Former President Bill Clinton told The National Memo in late July: “I think the Constitution is clear, and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.”[1]
  • Former President Clinton would have ordered raising debt ceiling. Former President Bill Clinton said to the National Memo that he would, if in Obama's position, use the 14th “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”[2]


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