Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Noted Constitutional Stickler Patrick Leahy: We Must Maintain Obama's Pay Grade During Government Shutdown

Among the most frequently asked questions regarding a potential federal government shutdown are:

Will Grandma still receive her Social Security check?
Will the military and law enforcement still function as usual?
Will Dear Leader's six-figure salary be impacted in the slightest?

The answers are yes, yes, and "Chillax, America."
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also scolded Boxer at the time for presenting an amendment that he said was unconstitutional.

Leahy pointed out that the Constitution explicitly states that the president’s salary “shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected.”

“The Constitution specifically prohibits that,” Leahy told Boxer.
Strange how the same kooky left-wing windbag who didn't give a rip about the Constitution while Obamacare was being shoved down our throats is suddenly anal retentive about touching Obama's salary.


1 comment:

Just A Grunt said...

Yo idjit, all the constitution says is that his salary can't be changed. It doesn't say when it has to be paid. They could give one lump sum payment at the end of his term or pay him every 2 weeks without violating the stipulation in the Constitution.

As far as the military is concerned, yes they will continue to perform their functions without pay. Once the shutdown is over they receive their back pay but in the meantime they have to make arrangements to get the bills paid and not all bill collectors are sympathetic to their plight. I know because I was on active duty during the last shutdown. The landlord and the utilities were understanding but the loan holder on the car and the insurance not so much.