Inflation has skyrocketed as a direct result of Joe Biden’s reckless spending.
Since taking office, Joe Biden and his cronies have poisoned the economy with one massive spending bill after another.
But now Joe Biden is red with rage after getting this terrible news.
Reckless spending is destroying the American economy
Politicians in Washington, D.C. have been addicted to reckless spending for quite some time.
Trillion has become the new billion, and as a result, the national debt has reached previously unimaginable heights.
The latest multi-trillion dollar bill that Joe Biden signed was the $1.7 trillion omnibus budget, which passed in the blink of an eye.
This budget is chock full of pork, carve-outs, and earmarks, many of which are completely unknown to the people who voted for the bill.
However, there is good news for those who still believe in financial responsibility in government.
This past Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the $1.7 trillion so-called Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.
The lawsuit argues that the House did not reach a quorum when voting on the bill.
Since there were only 201 Representatives physically present at the vote, Paxton claims that a quorum was not met and the bill should be nullified.
“Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution authorize the House to pass trillion-dollar bills when more than half the members are in their homes, vacationing, or are anywhere physically other than the United States Capitol Building,” Paxton said. “Our Founders would be turning over in their graves if they could see how former Speaker Nancy Pelosi used proxy voting to upend our Constitutional system.”
Some would argue that Paxton’s claim is invalid because there was a quorum met, albeit a virtual quorum since many members of Congress voted that way.
Proxy voting was introduced in 2020 by then-speaker Nancy Pelosi to allegedly stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
This system was used for years until Republicans took control of the House last month and ended proxy voting.
Proxy voting completely undermines the purpose of a representative democracy
The Founding Fathers would have never predicted an age where people conduct business over Zoom and Skype.
However, voting by proxy was very much a problem many years ago and was actually more prevalent given the difficulty of travel in the days before the invention of the steam engine.
The Founding Fathers knew that by allowing members of Congress to vote by proxy, America’s entire representative democracy would be undermined.
Members of Congress need to be present so that meaningful debate can ensue.
As Ken Paxton points out, members of Congress owe it to the American people to be present for these votes, and vacations and other frivolous behavior were not their priority.
It will be interesting to see how far this lawsuit makes it.
But moving forward, members of Congress must never be allowed to get away with this sort of voting by proxy.
Elected officials owe it to their constituents to go to Washington, D.C. to vote in person at the bare minimum.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.