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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    more power to you

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    Translation: Now that it's Obama's war it's a bad thing. Funny how many Conservatives have suddenly become doves...

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    LOL....Republicans pushing for a balanced budget is like prostitutes pushing for abstinence and monogamy.
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...of course, if the US is attacked, we probably would have to pass on retaliation as it might push us over the 18.5% GDP, which would be unconstitutional spending...
    nope. the proposal specifically allows for deficit spending over the cap in an emergency situation - it simply requires a supermajority of Congress to recognize that it's an emergency. So, we get attacked, it goes straight to Congress, who authorizes it (and has to reauthorize it every year afterwards), and out to defense. Buuuut Farmers Who Speak Both Spanish And German And Like Bunnies Inc. goes to seek a nice big fat subsidy; that's not an emergency, and the opposing party has nothing to gain but positive optics by shutting it down.

    Nice theory, but a constitutional amendment to do almost anything, let alone a balanced budget amendment, will never happen in the lifetimes of anyone posting on this board...
    yup. neither will civil rights, or the fall of the USSR.

    why in the world would i refuse to support the right thing; just because some consider it unlikely?

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyy View Post
    I don't care about this. I am seriuos.
    why do you presume mature americans concern themselves with what you do or don't care about

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Funny how many Conservatives have suddenly become doves...
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    This seems like a Republican ploy to confirm it's grasp on wall street by eliminating tax changes and most likely correlated with the coming races to candidacy.

    Well, I'll get the pop corn. -.-;

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    858 americans martyred in afghanistan since obama was inaugurated, 60% of all us casualties in this longest war in our history

    iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Casualties

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    Please.. And the presence of a GOP president would be shielding them in this war?

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    The amendment would require a balanced budget, a two-thirds majority to raise taxes, and three-fifths to increase the debt limit. Additionally, the proposal would limit government spending to 18% of GDP, which is below the average of 21 percent over the last 41 years,

    I would support this entirely.
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Not going to happen. Democrat Senate won't pass it and Obama would never sign it, because it goes against his plan to destroy the economy so he can push his Socialist agenda.
    As usual, it's just another political dirty trick to discredit Obama. The $60 billion cut they're pushing, couldn't possibly balance the budget. They'd still be $940 billion short.

    The only things House Reps want to do, or can do, is try to kill all existing Dem bills.

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Obama has discredited himself, he has proven to be completely unprepared to a President.

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    As usual, it's just another political dirty trick to discredit Obama. The $60 billion cut they're pushing, couldn't possibly balance the budget. They'd still be $940 billion short.

    The only things House Reps want to do, or can do, is try to kill all existing Dem bills.

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