The Cost of Our National Government: A Study in Political Pathology

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Columbia University Press, 1910 - 147 strani
Contains the substance of lectures delivered at Columbia University during 1909 which focused on budgetary issues such as, the growth of expenditure, creating a national budget, constitutional agencies of budget control, and political conditions of budgeting.

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Stran 66 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Stran 23 - The house of representatives can not only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse...
Stran 24 - Against the force of the immediate Representatives of the People, nothing will be able to maintain even the Constitutional authority of the Senate, but such a display of enlightened policy, and attachment to the public good, as will divide with that branch of the Legislature the affections and support of the entire body of the People themselves.
Stran 45 - ... of a respectable majority. In those emergencies of a nation in which the goodness or badness, the weakness or strength, of its government is of the greatest importance, there is commonly a necessity for action. The public business must in some way or other go forward. If a pertinacious minority can control the opinion of a majority...
Stran 68 - At the origin of the government the Senate seemed to be regarded chiefly as an executive council. The President often visited the chamber and conferred personally with this body; most of its business was transacted with closed doors, and it took comparatively little part in the legislative debates. The rising and vigorous intellects of the country sought the arena of the House of Representatives as the appropriate theater for the display of their powers.
Stran 23 - This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.
Stran 99 - ... payment of compensation or expenses of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, or any members thereof, or for expenses in connection with any work or the results of any work or action of any commission, council, board, or other similar body, unless the creation of the same shall be or shall have been authorized by law; nor shall there be employed by detail, hereafter or heretofore made, or otherwise personal services from any executive department or other Government establishment...
Stran 113 - It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal ; the means ought to be proportioned to the end ; the persons, from whose agency the attainment of any end is expected, ought to possess the means by which it is to be attained.
Stran 54 - It shall not be lawful for the House of Commons to adopt or pass any vote, resolution, address, or bill for the appropriation of any part of the public revenue, or of any tax or impost, to any purpose that has not been first recommended to that House by message of the Governor General in the session in which such vote, resolution, address, or bill is proposed.
Stran 54 - This House will receive no petition for any sum relating to public service, or proceed upon any motion for a grant or charge upon the public revenue, whether payable out of the consolidated fund or out of money to be provided by Parliament, unless recommended from the Crown.

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