To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Obama, head of the regime and Marxist/Progressives will on Thursday direct Labor Secretary Tom Perez to raise the threshold for workers to be covered by overtime protections. The move will cover millions of employees at banks, restaurants, convenience stores and in “executive, administrative and professional” posts defined as “white collar” posts, a White House official said.
“Due to years of neglect, one of the linchpins of the middle class, the overtime rules that establish the 40-hour workweek, have been eroded,” the official said. “As a result, millions of salaried workers have been left without the protections of overtime or sometimes even the minimum wage. For example, a convenience store manager or a fast food shift supervisor or an office worker may be expected to work 50 or 60 hours a week or more, making barely enough to keep a family out of poverty, and not receive a dime of overtime pay. It’s even possible that some of these workers make less than the minimum wage per hour.”
The Constitution specifies the powers of the Federal Government. The Tenth Amendment, which Thomas Jefferson said was the foundation of the United States Constitution, reinforces the limitations on the power of the Federal Government. I see no place where the United States Constitution says the President or the Congress can tell a private entity what they must pay people who have chosen to be employed by such entity. It is this overreach, this centralization of unlimited power that is the cause of our economic woes. When the entrepreneur is limited and handicapped, all of America suffers. It is this tyrannical control, this implementation of Marxist polices, that have brought about poverty and income inequality. It is this concept of egalitarianism that limits growth and opportunity.
These people who are imposing these despotic rules and regulations have never built anything in their lives. They have lived in a world of theory and have never been responsible for the consequences of their decisions. By punishing the achiever, the poor and the middle class are hurt the most. We must do whatever is necessary to limit the Federal Government the way the founders envisioned so all of American can prosper and once again allow the spirit of freedom and achievement to raise this country to true greatness. Carter and Obama have shown us the disaster of placing limits on the American spirit and Reagan showed us the results of believing in and releasing that American spirit.