Sunday, August 4, 2013

Roby wants to usurp the Constitution with the REINS Act (H.R. 367)

Roby co-sponsors the REINS Act; an Act authorizing more government waste.

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL 2nd District) points out in her letter datedAugust 2, 2013 that any future regulation that would cost more than $100 million or more would require Congressional approval.  What!  Did I read that right? 

What this bill (H.R. 367) actually does is it allows the president and the congress to spend your taxpayer dollars on just about anything they want as long as it does not exceed $100 million.  It is also an apparent forgiveness bill for all past sins of overspending lunatics in the White House and Congress (both houses). 

H.R. 367 is a complete waste of time and money…just more bureaucratic gobble de gook.  The last time I checked we still have a United States Constitution that clearly states, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives (Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1)”  It clearly does not state, All Bills for raising Revenue over $100 million shall originate in the House of Representatives.  By the way, any spending bill is a revenue bill; you can’t spend what you don’t have (Oh, but they do this all the time!) 

OK Roby, not one penny more without Congressional approval…check your copy of the Constitution.  ~ Norman E. Hooben

1 comment:

Matthew Givens said...

From my observations of Miss Roby, I'd say she doesn't HAVE a copy of the Constitution, Norman.