Bachmann: Invoking 14th Amendment Would Effectively Make Obama A Dictator
In an interview with CNN’s Kiran Chetry on American Morning, Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sharply dismissed the idea that President Obama could simply move to raise the debt ceiling by invoking the 14th Amendment, saying to do so would make Obama effectively “a dictator.” Bachmann described any such move by the President to unilaterally end the immediate debt crisis unconstitutional. “Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes,” Bachmann said. “It’s Congress that does the spending. The President is prohibited to do that. If he had the power to do that he would effectively be a dictator.”
Bachmann argues that President Obama has failed on the economy:
What President Obama, in my estimation, has failed to do is properly understand the issues. On every measure, this president has failed. He has a big “F” on his economic report card.
He has to take responsibility for the economy because he’s the one that’s made these decisions. That’s not to say that President Bush didn’t overspend.
Watch it here, from CNN:
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