Sunday, September 19, 2010

Alaska GOP candidate maintains jobless benefits are unconstitutional


Joe Miller isn't moving to the middle following his nomination as Alaska Republican candidate for Senate.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Tea Party favorite stuck to his position that unemployment benefits aren't constitutional.

"Why are unemployment benefits unconstitutional?" Fox News' Chris Wallace asked Miller.

"The Constitution provides enumerated powers," answered Miller. "I guess my challenge is to anybody that asks, show me the enumerated power. And then look at the 10th Amendment that says if it's not done in the Constitution, it's a power that belongs to the state and the people."

Miller said, "I think we as a people need to stop being disingenuous about what the Constitution provides for. It does not provide for this all-encompassing power that we've seen exercised for last several decades."..............................

No comments: