There has been a lot of talk in Congress about how to stop Obama’s agenda that is destructive to the country. There is the growing movement seeking impeachment charges, and some are even considering suing Obama in the courts. Some have already begun the process for suing him.
But there is another way to slow down or stop Obama’s overreaching agenda, and that is by completely defunding Obama’s administration.
Congress controls the purse strings of the Treasury, and they get to determine how much money is appropriated for the President, and where it can be spent. A bill was recently introduced that would cut off and withhold the salaries of any government official that has been held in contempt of Congress, like Attorney General Eric Holder.
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy once proposed cutting off funding for Obama’s vacations, which has cost taxpayers more than $44 million on the travel costs alone. He is also calling for a complete defunding of Obama’s ‘pet projects’, according to the Daily Caller.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy promised his party is “going to respond” to President Obama’s pledge to use executive orders to work around congressional opposition, saying they would use the “power of the purse” to cut funding for the White House’s pet projects.
“We have appropriations bills that are going to be coming through the House this spring,” he said. “We oughta strip money away from this executive branch, because our Framers gave us that exclusive right to do so. If one branch overreaches, then maybe the other branch ought to stick up for itself!”
“Mr. President, you want to run roughshod over the Constitution? We have the power of the purse. We’re not gonna fund your pet projects!” he said later. “We’re not gonna fund your green energy initiatives! We’re not gonna fund your vacations!”
“There are a host of my colleagues that are not just going to sit around and mope and cry because this president overreaches,” he promised. “We’re going to respond! And we’re going to respond in the appropriations process.”
It really is time to defund President Obama. He can’t fully implement his destructive progressive socialist agenda without the funds to do so.
Trey Gowdy is focused on stopping Obama’s overreaching agenda. He has been a bulldog in the various Committee hearings that he has been a part of, questioning government officials with the skill of an experienced prosecutor, seeking the truth about what this administration is up to.
Gowdy is using that prosecutorial skill in the Benghazi Select Committee as well, quietly building his case to fully investigate and bring down the Obama administration over their lies and cover up of the Benghazi terror attack.
The White House has announced that Obama is about to go on a lavish, taxpayer-funded luxury vacation for half of August. This just proves Trey Gowdy’s plan completely right… he wants to immediately defund Obama’s vacations and make him pay for them himself. Would you vote to immediately defund Obama’s vacations?
HELL YES, WE CANNOT EVEN AFFORD TO EAT OR SURVIVE, AND HE IS SCREWING THE U.S. AMERICAN TAXPAYERS OUT OF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY!! IF YOU DON’T PAY TAXES THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THIS!! THE TAXPAYERS ARE “FOOTING THE BILL” FOR THE SOB!!! I will vote for anyone who will stand up against this TERRORISM by the marxist, muslim USURPER in our W.H.!!