WOW.... did I read that correctly? She said what!?
Remember back in 2013 when we were in her DC office asking her to defund Obamacare and she told us Ted Cruz had brainwashed people. You can read that post here.
The origination clause (Article I, Section 7, Clause 1) states: "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 Appropriations Clause is the cornerstone of the "power of the purse." Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 states: "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time."
Madison says in The Federalist No. 58 that this power of the purse is a WEAPON. A Weapon! Our current House of Representatives fails to use the tools and the weapons the Constitution gives them! The Federalist No. 58 is a bit lengthly for inclusion of the full text here on the blog..... but here is the one quote that stands out in my mind:
"This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete 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."Here is the article linked above:
Foxx can once again be heard on the tape training her fire at Quaglia and McCarthy:
Foxx has a primary opponent in May 2016. (Just sayin’.)