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  1. Lock Piatt

    IT IS THE CONSTITUTION STUPID . .

    Maybe the Republicans are attempting to limit spending to those items which are enumerated in Article I section 8 – As James Madison said: “I have read every word and every section of the Constitution and I can find no authority to take money from the Treasury for charity”

    Crockett’s speech to Congress regarding spending on charity.

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig4/ellis1.html

    Maybe the House, Senate, Administration and the Courts should return to the original Constitution before they all usurped [invented] powers not authorized. Read about it all from the original sources here –

    http://articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com/history-of-taxation-in-the-united-states.html

  2. FHA would require almost $1 billion by the end of this year. Losses are mostly due to a reverse-mortgage program…

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