Eric Cantor And The Constitution: Back To Government 101 For The House Majority Leader!

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia has come across over the years as extremely ambitious, intensely partisan to the extreme, and possessing a great level of arrogance in dealing with opponents, and this showed through this past week, when Mr. Cantor suggested that the House of Representatives, controlled by his Republican Party, pass legislation authorizing the enactment of the House spending bill even if the Senate, controlled by the Democrats, failed to agree to the legislation!

Such a move would be patently unconstitutional, and in any case, could not become law without passage by the Senate and the signing of the law by the President, none of which would happen! So maybe Eric Cantor needs to go back to Government 101, and learn the reality that the House cannot act recklessly on its own!

This suggestion is totally a sign of the impatience and arrogance of the House majority, being pressured by the Tea Party freshmen, who want no compromise on the spending for the rest of the present fiscal year, with the House demanding $61 billion in cuts, as compared to the $33 billion acceptable to Senate Democrats and the President!

It seems more and more likely that the Tea Party activists would love to see a government shutdown, and this includes freshmen Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida among others, who are a literal nightmare to their party and to the nation because of their unreasonable and uncompromising nature!

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