Another clause in the Constitution which applies to the debate about the scope of Congress' power is the last clause of Article I Section 8. This was included to cover those actions that Congress might have to take which the Founders could not anticipate, but would be necessary to carry out the powers that were enumerated to Congress.


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Income Inequality Has Gone Up

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, recently wrote in the Washington Post that "Last year saw the largest single-year reduction in poverty since the 1960s."