Debt ceiling powers vested solely in Congress | Opinion – The Orange County Register

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced recently that President Obama wants permanent debt ceiling authority even though that power is solely vested in Congress.

If such power were transferred from Congress to the White House, it would signal surrender and submission of our legislative branch; the only branch that has the power to create law under the Separation of Powers doctrine of our Constitution.

For the past several decades, however, presidents have gradually enhanced the power of the executive branch beyond the scope of what the Constitution intended by creating law with executive orders – a clear violation of the Separation of Powers doctrine that limits lawmaking to Congress and mandates an equal balance of power between all three branches of government.
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Debt ceiling powers vested solely in Congress | congress, president, executive – Opinion – The Orange County Register.

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