Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

ACGR's "News with Attitude"

Dave Boyer
5/23/2014
Source …..

Obama-FoundingFathers

President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate.

At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.

“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.

The Founding Fathers decided in the “Great Compromise” in 1787 to apportion House seats based on population and give each state two seats in the Senate regardless of population. The solution was a compromise between…

View original post 104 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

  1. Pingback: BPI reblog Daily Archives: May 24, 2014 | Boudica BPI Weblog

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s