But, the Republicans in the House passed a bill defunding most of the $80 Billion for an expanded IRS….even though it is a useless gesture.
(Not that I think they care about the IRS, as they are (mostly) RINOS anyway, and don’t care how big the government gets or how much they damage the average productive citizen, but they did keep a campaign promise…even if it is meaningless in reality.)
I’d be more impressed if they would pass some actual meaningful, useful legislation, and if they would actually you know, shrink and defund a bunch of government.
What ever happened to “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.”
“The house of representatives can not only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of government. They in a word hold the purse; that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people, gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse, may in fact be regarded as the most compleat and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.”
If the Republicans would use the Power of the Purse properly……