If The President Can Ignore The War Powers Act, Can’t He Ignore The Debt Ceiling?

Posted: July 27, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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Can a debt bomb be a weapon of mass destruction?

The issue de jour is the debt ceiling and the real question seems to be “Who (if anyone) will win politically?”  But if the President can ignore the War Powers Act, why can’t he also ignore the debt ceiling crisis?   

While there has been lots more push-back on the debt ceiling, using labor law as an analogy (where ground truth often defaults to past practice; not what the contract said, but what was actually done), is there any reason the debt ceiling, like the War Powers Act, should qualify as a crisis of any sort?  You know, just sign an Executive Order or the likes.

Or would that be considered too crassly imperial?

(image: seekingalpha.com)

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