The President asked for a $1,200 Billion clean CR.
The Repub House offered a $988 Billion CR loaded up with policy riders, their form of filibuster.
The Senate Dems then agreed with the Hiuse Repub #, only with it clean.
Guess what? House Repubs then moved the goalposts to $966 Billion.
P.S. Possession of an automobile is not an essential service; we have a great public transportation infrastructure that the right could focus on improving, instead of fighting this losing battle that goes nowhere!
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.
The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security. As the former periods will probably bear a small proportion to the latter, the State governments will here enjoy another advantage over the federal government. The more adequate, indeed, the federal powers may be rendered to the national defense, the less frequent will be those scenes of danger which might favor their ascendancy over the governments of the particular States.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
Seriously, the libertarians are so far behind right now.