Fiscal Cliff Diving

Remember your high school civics, when your teacher explained the process for passing federal legislation in Washington?

First the Speaker of the House goes to ask permission to pass proposed legislation from the Emperor in the White House. If the Speaker does not get the Emperor’s approval before trying to pass a bill, then he is just wasting everyone’s time. Further, if the Senate does not agree with what the House has passed, the Senate Majority Leader can just say the magic incantation, “Dead on Arrival,” and the Speaker of the House skips town.

Wait — that’s not what the Constitution says.

via The American Spectator : Fiscal Cliff Diving.

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