Sunday, December 21, 2008

Congress does end run around the Constitution for Hillary


After discovering that Hillary was not Constitutionally qualified for the Secretary of State job because the salary of the Secretary of State was raised while she was in the Senate, Congress and President Bush passed a bill lowering the Secretary Of State's salary. There will likely still be a federal lawsuit. I wonder if John Kerry will be the plaintiff?

President Signs Bill Lowering Salary of Secretary of State
December 19th, 2008

On December 19, President George W. Bush signed Senate Joint Resolution 46, which lowers the salary of the Secretary of State from $191,300 to $186,600. SJR 46 had been introduced in the U.S. Senate on December 10, and it passed unanimously that same day. The House passed it unanimously on December 12. The reason for the bill is that Article I, section 6, says that no member of Congress may take an office if the salary for that office had been increased while that individual was in Congress. Senator Hillary Clinton was in Congress when the Secretary of State’s salary was increased in 2007. Link here.

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Music said...

Here's the video message to members of Congress that I created for www.restoretheconstitutionalrepublic.org (formerly democratic-disaster.com): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APOA5WSUDmE