Some in Washington believe that we should spend an additional $3.5 trillion on new programs.
I copied this from the abc.com news site the other day:
Defending a bill not yet fully drafted, Democrats are determined to avoid a deficit financed spending spree. They are growing frustrated by the focus on the proposed $3.5 trillion spending total, arguing far too little attention is being paid to the work they are doing to balance the books. Biden on Friday said he would prefer the price tag described as “zero.”
“The idea is that [the] entire package should pay for itself.”
“We pay for everything we spend,” Biden said at the White House. “It’s going to be zero. Zero.”
Evidently the way he expects to “pay” for this is with our money, through higher taxes.
Title 5, Section 3331 of the United States Code defines the oath that each member of congress takes at the beginning of every session of congress.
It reads: “I, [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
In addition to taking the oath orally they must sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath. A copy is held by the clerk of the house.
I wonder how many of them have even read our Constitution.
Article V provides two methods that can be used to amend the Constitution. Evidently some consider that to be too much trouble when they can get away with ignoring what the Constitution says.