The Fiscal Cliff is Congress’ Suicide
December 28, 2012 in Economics
The Junta is pleased with the impasse of “Congress” because it places full control into the hands of the executive. Drudge Report headlines cryptically show the reason for the executioner’s glee: One last meeting at White House..., Expectations remain low..., 'Cliff' looms... What they all show is that the executive has more to gain by activating the Continuity of Government plan than the dispensable congress.
On May 23, 2007 the Watson detectives wrote: “New legislation signed on May 9, 2007, declares that in the event of a “catastrophic event”, the President can take total control over the government and the country, bypassing all other levels of government at the state, federal, local, territorial and tribal levels, and thus ensuring total unprecedented dictatorial power.”
The scam of the legislation is that it was motivated by a “Federal initiative, required by Presidential directive, to ensure that agencies are able to continue performance of essential functions under a broad range of circumstances.” That is to say, the dictator told congress to pass the authorization to do that which neither possessed the constitutional power to do. Both the congress and the executive are culpable.
One of the arguments against ratification of the constitution was that congress was too weak to resist the executive, allowing the executive to become a dictator. Under the present circumstances it would be better to return to the Articles of Confederation.
The COG plans never included any serious or realistic accommodation for congress. In the event of war, they were assumed to be able to reach Mount Weather or more plainly, they were left to die. Congress is not needed or provided accommodations, has already surrendered it’s powers to the executive, and should any essential function of government be unable to continue, the Junta takes full power. And, there are no non-essential functions of government.