Mark Levin: Obama is preparing to destroy the role of Congress by unilaterally ignoring debt ceiling | Jen Kuznicki

(Mark Levin has laid out last night what Obama’s plans are should the Republicans hold the line and refuse to increase the debt ceiling.  We have been here before, as I found it important to write about two years ago when Obama and the media were considering the unconstitutional and impeachable option of using the 14th Amendment to bypass Congress on the debt ceiling.

I felt compelled to partially transcribe Mark’s commentary from last night’s show, because it is very important that we get this information to our Republican members of Congress.  I have linked to the relevant articles and podcast beneath the transcription.  THANK ME! heh..)

LEVIN: This is what I want you to focus on, the word Default.  He’s repeatedly using it, he’s repeatedly saying it, that we face


His billionaire friends from Wall Street who visited with him and then went out on the White House driveway and were saying the same things, “We cannot have a Default.”  Which means he was pumping it into them there as well.

So, he’s using it in his interviews, he’s using it in his rabble-rousing speeches, he’s using it in private with these groups that he meets with, Default, Default, Default.

Why is he saying that?  Just to scare people? Well, that’s part of it, obviously, but it’s more than that, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Barack Obama is plotting that if he can’t get what he wants, out of the House Republicans, that he can’t get his Plan A, and get Boehner and the Republicans to buckle, not just on the Continuing Resolution, but the Debt Ceiling, then he’s got his Plan B.

His Plan B is the most egregious attack on our Constitution by a President, not just in modern history, but in all of our history, if in fact he unleashes it.

And he’s being urged to do so by Nancy Pelosi, by Bill Clinton, he has in the past, by Dick Durbin, by a long list of phony law professors from liberal institutions, by liberal think-tanks, and what is he being urged to do?  He’s being urged to bypass Congress, to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally as President of the United States, using the 14th Amendment as a fig leaf, to seize from Congress, the power of the purse.

That’s what he’s preparing to do, if the Republicans don’t ultimately buckle on the debt ceiling.

So, it is he who is prepared to extort and blackmail in ways that most of you, and most of my colleagues in this business, can’t even imagine or don’t even understand.

And if the President of the United States unilaterally raises the debt ceiling, you can kiss the core functions of Congress goodbye, you can kiss this Republic goodbye, once and for all.  And then, I think, the focus can be on the Liberty Amendments, but that is what Obama, his Plan B, is going to do.

Obama keeps talking about Default.  Isn’t it interesting? No other President has driven us into Default, because all the other Presidents understand their Constitutions, and understand they have an obligation to work with the other branches of the government.  He can’t just say, “I want this,” and that’s the end of that.  You try and work it out.

Obama does not want to cut spending, Ladies and Gentlemen, Obama does not want Congress to address all these problems with Obamacare, now I think Congress ought to get rid of it, but he won’t even allow them to make proposals  related to it, only he can waive and extend and do whatever he chooses to do with the statute.

So, you see his mindset, his mindset is that of an Imperial President.  And he takes things very personally too, “Well, you can’t do that to me, I’m the President, I was elected.”

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, the President has to comply with the Constitution too, as I say all the time, the Constitution is not up for election.  Everyone of these people in Washington are obligated to live within their roles under the Constitution.

So he keeps bringing up Default, he’s doing this purposefully.  And he keeps bringing up all these programs that aren’t going to be funded, but what does he do about it? Nothing.

Here’s a perfect example, he’s at a construction company in Maryland today:

OBAMA: “An economic shutdown, that results from Default, would be dramatically worse.”

LEVIN: You get it?  You get it, folks? He’s laying the foundation for exactly what I’m saying.

He is going to break the debt ceiling. He is going to spend more than Congress has authorized. He’s preparing to do it, as Plan B, if he doesn’t get all that he wants in “negotiations” with Republicans over the debt ceiling which is coming up in mid-October.

If he can’t get what he wants, he is going to circumvent the United States Constitution, and he will be applauded for it, because he will have, “saved the economy”, “saved Social Security”, “saved the world’s financial system” because we have to pay our bills, you see?

And I smell this a mile away.

And he’s being encouraged repeatedly by pseudo-intellectuals, by Marxists dressed up as Constitutionalists, by people in his own party, he’s being encouraged to conduct himself as a dictator, and to bypass Congress and to bypass the Constitution, why work with him?

They want a full-blown Constitutional crisis.  Please, listen to me, this is what they want!  So they can continue to shred it!  This is why Obama won’t budge, like Clinton did and Carter did and Reagan did and Ford did and Nixon did.  He’s the only one who won’t negotiate.  This is why.  This is his fundamental transformation. And I’m going to keep hollaring this as loudly as I can because more and more people need to see it!

We have in Congress Authorization Laws, and Appropriations Laws. They are different.

The Authorization is authorizing the existence of a program, authorizing the existence of an agency of a Federal department and so on.  It doesn’t fund it.  It authorizes it.

They have different committees set up for the Authorization part and different committees set up for the Appropriations part.   They are separate bills, this writer is telling us what Obama is planning…

READ:  Mark spends a lot of time going through this phony’s opinion, and is convinced Obama will in fact, ignore the ceiling if the Republicans hold the line.

LISTEN:  pertinent discussion begins at about 33:00 in.

READ:  –takeaway:

“No, the 14th Amendment requires him to pay the interest and principal on Treasury Notes, Bills and Bonds before anything else should there be insufficient funds to cover it all.

John Boehner, it’s time you and the rest of the Republicans shove this fact right up Obama, Pelosi’s and Reid’s ass, making clear that (1) you will not raise the debt ceiling and (2) you will impeach that rat bastard if he fails to cover interest and principal as is required by The Constitution.”

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43 Responses to Mark Levin: Obama is preparing to destroy the role of Congress by unilaterally ignoring debt ceiling

  1. verytari says:

    Thanks! I was thinking about transcribing this today. Very important stuff!

  2. Richard Van Brocklin says:

    Obama and his administration are out to destory the U.S. constitution, this is an act of tyranny.

    • Dorothy Wachsstock says:

      Tyranny and the same actions of Hitler. Perhaps we should read Mein Kampf again and believe what he intends to do as Hitler was ignored and then how many people died becasuse of that.

    • David Moore says:


      This has gone WAAYYYY beyond merely acknowledging that POTUS [I can't get myself to even type it's name] is destroying the U.S. Constitution…that much is obvious. We MUST work on ACTING TO REMOVE HIM NOW, before MORE HARM IS DONE. Congress is SILENT/Complicit/neutered & can NOT get it in gear to ACT – we're 'AT' THE Acting stage…….NOW. THIS MUST BE OUR PRIORITY – PRIORITY # 1..!!!!!

  3. Mike says:

    The Brookings' article ignores the fact that Obama is spending money as he sees fit, rather than how it was appropriated. Thus in the situation before us we have a president who is demanding the funding levels he wants to spend as he wants. This means, therefore, that Obama is demanding the right to spend what he wants, as he wants, without regards to the size of the debt. Obama wants nothing less than an alteration of the balance of power by shifting the power of the purse to the executive branch.

  4. Jack says:

    Thank you for this articles. Impeach the Rat!

  5. TonyB says:

    And when he does so, the people should demand from every senator and congress person that he be impeached. Yes I know the Democrats in the Senate will not vote for impeachment until they are flooded with letters and phone calls from the voting public. The only thing they care about is re-election and if they see they may very well be voted out of office, even a democrat will turn on HerObama

  6. Feel bad for you all says:

    Obama is helping the WORKING poor get insurance. poor people already have insurance, it's called Medicaid….. Republicans are so ignorant. If you cut subsidies to the oil companies for 5 days a year, yes 5 days a year, it would pay for ALL uninsured in this country.. we pay 4 bucks a gallon for gas, started numerous middle east wars over oil and still you people don't get it

    • Jen Kuznicki says:

      Lunatic Fringe alert!! Al Gore, is that you?

    • Phil says:

      There are NO SUBSIDIES to the oil companies! They are getting the same tax code treatment as manufacturers in other industries, albeit at a lower % rate…..hard to have a discussion when one side cannot even bother to know basic facts….

    • Feel worse for you says:

      Ok so you're admitting what everybody already knows, that Obama supports corporate welfare, and hasn't done anything about it. But you still support him? He's given out more corporate welfare than Bush did. Obama is just as much in bed with the corporate elite as his predecessors, if not more, and leftists like you fall into the trap because he spits out the same propaganda talking points that everyone likes to hear. "save the poor" "save the children" "work together" shit like that.

      So I say to you, if you're a leftist, you should support a real one, not a phony puppet pig like Obama that us Libertarians know is no different than Bush. In fact, he is just like Bush but even worse. And by the way – FAR more soldiers have died under Obama than Bush.

    • Tory says:

      And yet 70% of the working poor are EXCLUDED from Obamacare and do not qualify for subsidies. The oil companies have nothing to do with the issue of health insurance…that's the most poorly executed red herring,btw. Grow up and stop with the wars for oil crap, already.

    • Greg Crawford says:

      Are you a freaking loon?

  7. Ernest C says:

    Its past time for impeachment and if doesn't happen there will be blood shed over this and gun restricti
    ons. I hope the hell someone wakes up and starts the process. There are millions out there that are begging for this to take place but never happens. Seems there is a blind eye and death ears.

    • task says:

      We really don't need blood in the streets. If people are willing to go that far it is a lot easier to defund the fed thugs if Red States would protect millions of citizens and businesses from the IRS because they stop paying Federal income tax and instead divert the money directly to the state coffers. You could easily immobilize a government by chocking off the money supply. After all many states and local governments could do a better job with their own money than the Federal government has been doing. In fact that is the only way that any government can amass and maintain their power short of using their police or military; states have their own.

  8. mcrognale says:

    And impeachment will go exactly nowhere. Ya'll keep forgetting that the dems know how to steal the elections with impunity. His supporters will flood the Congress with more letters and phone calls than the opponents ca to stop it. If an impeachment motion is brought up by the House, Obama will simply declare martial law and dissolve the congress. He will then be what he dreams of being, the King of America.

  9. John Reagan says:

    14th Amendment, Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

    Who's destroying what? It's Congress' job to pay the bills… All of the bills that they've voted for, not just the ones they like. This is a flagrant action on the part of the Republicans. Simple.

    • Jen Kuznicki says:

      I hate it when people can’t read.

    • task says:

      I was waiting for this argument. It is so Clintonian.

      That post Civil War Amendment was designed to deal with Civil War debt. It says a lot and part of what it says is almost anti-10th Amendment. But besides that it does not authorize spending outside of Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution. No Amendment authorizes spending outside of that section. Only statutes do and they cannot transcend the Constitution; but even beyond that consider that appropriations to honor expenses that have yet to transpire is not an obligation or a debt on money already borrowed that needs to be paid back (like from a trust fund or bond). We have not spent the money yet. Congress can easily, legally, terminate what they previously decided to spend; let's say that new information reveals that something already approved cost too much than initially anticipated and the revenue is insufficient to cover the amount so they revise spending appropriations. And this is especially what the House was meant to do. The Executive often figures out how to dole it out to whatever it was appropriated for. That's it. It is an allowance and not an open checkbook like the House Banking and Lending program once was for its' members.

      What Obama is attempting to do is not within his constitutional purview. You don't throw away the Constitution for any reason. He lacks the authority and if the 14th Amendment wanted to give him that authority it certainly would have clearly said so. It did not take anything from Congress and give it to the Executive or the Judiciary. You need an Amendment to do that which does not yet exist.

    • Brad says:

      The 'Republicans' didn't vote for Obamacare. Not one! Only the Democrats.

    • Moses says:

      Obama already said the Constitution is nothing but a god damned piece of paper

    • Mark duzan says:

      John they have passed it but Harry Reid and Oblamo block it!what freakin planet are you on ,DUDEYOURBRAINWASHED ! Stop regurgitating communist media bro!

  10. task says:

    This is not about honoring our debt as it is with transforming the nation through prolific spending. Paying your debt obligations is like paying your mortgage and if that means putting off your daughters 16th birthday party, that you planed for next month, because you would have to borrow on your maxed out credit cards to pay the caterers then so be it. In Obama’s world you just give your daughter a new credit card as a birthday present with the debt for her party already on it.

    We have enough tax revenue to pay out current debt just not enough to buy what we neither need nor what is constitutional. However if we keep going the way we have been our true debt obligations cannot be sustained without massive inflation.

    Ultimately, the man who hates our Constitutions, is just looking for a more aggressive way to justify separating Americans from their liberty. He has gotten away with so much for so long that he is now ready to sprint across the finish line cheered on by a cadre of anti-constitutional law professors and media pundits.

  11. says:

    […] For weeks, since the last debt limit fight, Obama has threatened to take unilateral action to raise the debt limit citing Section 4 of the 14th Amendment as justification. He’s threatening to take action again to remove Congressional power of the purse. […]

  12. says:

    […] think this is all theater so that when Obama raises the debt limit by his own royal Decree – he thinks Americans will applaud another Imperial Dictate so as to thwart the consequences […]

  13. Greg says:

    He's already meeting with bank chiefs on how to engineer this…

  14. DCNJ says:

    Mr. Obama isn't that crafty, he has no clue… he has no agenda other then fame.

    Him and his wife.

    He doesn't care about policy, he doesn't care about the economy, he doesn't care where this country is headed…

    He is self serving. PERIOD.

    Anyone with reasonable intelligence know this man is not a leader.

  15. Craig Miller says:

    Obama is doing exactly what he was groomed to do. To put the final nail in the coffin of the USA.

  16. Lady Liberty says:

    I dare the punk … that act will definitely trigger a R E V O L U T I O N, we're just sitting back waiting … there will be a Coup de take!

  17. says:

    […] On Thursday Mark Levin cited several Congressional sources who have told him that Obama has no intention of negotiating with Congress on the debt, which is just under $17 trillion, the highest in U.S. history. When unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare are added in, the real debt is over $125 trillion — a figure so astronomically high that the country has no hope of ever paying it back. Uncontrolled spending has led the nation to this point. […]

  18. says:

    […] On Thursday Mark Levin cited several Congressional sources who have told him that Obama has no intention of negotiating with Congress on the debt, which is just under $17 trillion, the highest in U.S. history. When unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare are added in, the real debt is over $125 trillion — a figure so astronomically high that the country has no hope of ever paying it back. Uncontrolled spending has led the nation to this point. […]

  19. Charles says:

    Folks it`s time to take up arms and defend out freedoms just as the Patriots did at Concord Bridge in 1775. Our country is being stolen and destroyed right before our eyes. When the fire starts let every heart be strong and every arm like steel.

  20. Jason says:

    I said it when this socialist was elected, "I really hope America can survive this president."

  21. rayinIL says:

    What good is Impeachment? His Buddies in the Senate won't remove him….

  22. says:

    […] On Thursday Mark Levin cited several Congressional sources who have told him that Obama has no intention of negotiating with Congress on the debt, which is just under $17 trillion, the highest in U.S. history. When unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare are added in, the real debt is over $125 trillion — a figure so astronomically high that the country has no hope of ever paying it back. Uncontrolled spending has led the nation to this point. […]

  23. says:

    […] On Thursday Mark Levin cited several Congressional sources who have told him that Obama has no intention of negotiating with Congress on the debt, which is just under $17 trillion, the highest in U.S. history. When unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare are added in, the real debt is over $125 trillion — a figure so astronomically high that the country has no hope of ever paying it back. Uncontrolled spending has led the nation to this point. […]

  24. says:

    If he breaches the Constitution's firewalls, then a revolution is what is needed to return the power back to the states and the people. Then, the #LibertyAmendments

  25. says:

    Is that any worse than continually harping on the ersatz idea of "term limits," or on that perennial U.S. Congress eschewing idea about instituting a "Line Item Veto" for U.S. Presdents (which I hope you recall over the many recent years of Republican Party advocacy on behalf of same.) The "Power of the Purse" is in fact the power of the House of Representatives, which is supposed to be most reliably and closely aligned with the needs and current views of the American People. Not so when it comes to National Healthcare Reform, quite obviously.

  26. task says:

    One thing is for certain. BO is attempting to take this country down one way or the other. He now has multiple options.

    He can bypass the Constitution and run up the debt by ordering more printing and spending and more debt until the sky falls, He can deliberately tell the Treasury to not pay the real debt, even while the money is available, which will severely damage American markets and the dollar's purchasing ability or he can convince the RINOs to continue to finance the ACA, with a clean bill, because that will still take down America… albeit a bit slower.

    What the ACA will accomplish is to establish an internal unaffordable government that becomes larger than the rest of the Federal bureaucracy and that eventually dominates why people vote and what they vote for. Game over! The time for Article Five to come to the rescue is now!

  27. says:

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