The Debt Ceiling and the Fourteenth Amendment

January 9th, 2013

By Dan Miller The Fourteenth Amendment does not grant the President unilateral authority to ignore the debt ceiling imposed by the Congress. But what if he does it anyway?


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An Analogy for the Debt Mess Resolution

August 4th, 2011

By Dan Miller It’s time to look for the good that can be accomplished and to make it happen. Complaining about past deficiencies will retard rather than advance that process. Let me offer a military analogy. The first battle in the war has been fought, with mixed results. The good guys had fewer resources and […]


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Not Enough Yet, but House Bound to Cut More Spending

August 4th, 2011

By Dan Miller If the House behaves in the best interests of its majority, Uncle Sugar will have to diet lest they precipitate a new credit limit “crisis”. Both houses of the Congress have now approved the new debt limit bill, the text of which is available here. President Obama has signed it. It is […]


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The Donkey Pins the Tail on Itself

July 29th, 2011

By Dan Miller The Dem position on spending simply cannot end well for them. (Update: Boehner bill passes House, And the Next Move Is…?) If there is no debt limit increase soon, the credit ratings of the United States will go down. If there is a deal but with no significant and credible reduction in […]


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Where’s the Beef in the Debt Limit Buns?

July 26th, 2011

By Dan Miller According to this Tatler article, the Boehner plan lacks sufficient support in the House to pass. That is quite understandable. There is a dearth of substance in reports on the Boehner “plan,” which appears to be little more than a road map to something perhaps good — drawn with a dull and […]


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