osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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House Rs Need To Read Constitution Better

Am now seeing that House Rs are castigating Senate for its failure to produce a budget. Problem, under Article I of the US Constitution, it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives to produce the budget because it is traditionally concerned with the raising of revenue.

"All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills."

Generally, the House rather jealously guards this prerogative. True, there are ways the Senate could end run this limitation. But the idea that the Senate is to blame because they failed to end run the Constitution rather stretches credulity.
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