Former president says he would do so “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”
Bill Clinton has the correct and easy answer for the current debt stalemate (and it’s the same one I offered a few days ago on “Faustian urGe”):
If push comes to shove, President Obama should just raise the ceiling on his own and force Republicans to sue to stop him.
President Clinton correctly states,
“I think the Constitution is clear and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether they pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.”
Clinton said he’d used the constitutional option that relies on a clause in the 14th Amendment that states clearly the president must take all necessary steps to maintain the good credit of the United States and that the President must pay all debts of the United States, period!
The former president said he’d do so,
“without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”
Bravo, Mr. President!
But, you were not afraid of Republican strong arm tactics and took them head on… and won.
Perhaps you need to ask if President Obama needs you to lend him some cajones.