Why Is Boehner Negotiating with Obama at All?

Family Security Matters

As the nation stands ready to plunge over the so-called  “fiscal cliff,” it  has become obvious that no matter how many ways House  Republicans find to  “increase revenue,” in an effort to meet President Obama and  his Progressive  brethren in compromise, nothing short of complete capitulation  will placate the  spendthrifts existing on the Left side of the aisle. It is  abundantly clear  that Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats intended all along  to allow  sequestration to occur, resulting in both the slashing of the budget at  the  Pentagon (an ongoing quest of both Democrats and Progressives) and gaining   political capital in being able to con low-information voters into believing   Republicans caused the problem in the first place.

One point that needs to be made – and understood – by even  the most  apolitical among us is this: Congress, and specifically the US House of   Representatives, is where all legislation concerning revenue is mandated to   originate. Article I, Section 7, of the United States Constitution reads:

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