Congresswoman Jackson Lee: Obama Should Extend Payroll Tax Cut by Executive Order

One should keep in mind this is the same Congresswoman who asked if the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had taken a photo of the Neil Armstrong Moon Landing site with the Mars Rover.

I can almost understand the confusion, even though the Johnson Space center is in her district, about space, but this is a Congresswoman who took an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States.  One would think she would have read it.

U.S. Constitution – Article 1 Section 8

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;


Someone please remind the Congresswoman that the President does not have the Power to Cut or lay Taxes.

The machinations in Congress over extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits into 2012 could be rendered moot if Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee gets her way.

Appearing as a guest on Ed Schultz’s radio show yesterday, the Texas lawmaker suggested Obama extend both by 60 days through executive order and bypass the GOP-led House. (audio clips after page break)


While Schultz was noncommittal in response, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein, a Schultz radio guest later in the same hour, questioned whether Jackson Lee’s proposal would withstand a legal challenge.

First, here’s what a hoarse Jackson Lee said (audio)

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