Friday, July 29, 2011

A Resolution from America



I took it upon myself to find the enabling legislation from the last time we raised the debt limit. It really is simple.

Public Law 111-139
111th Congress
Joint Resolution


”Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (b) of section
3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the
dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu
thereof $14,294,000,000,000.”


There’s a bunch of other stuff tacked on but this is the meat of the legislation. And this is how simple it is to fix it.

”Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (b) of section
3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the
dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu
thereof $20,000,000,000,000.”


If I was smart, I’d put that resolution on a website where people could vote on it and the results would go to everyone in Congress every hour. But I’m not that smart.

Don Brown
July 29, 2011

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