“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
HAHAH Republicans pushing for a balanced budget... that is so hilarious!
Funny how they had 6 years of total domination of the US politics and this NEVER came up and they spent like drunken sailors in a whore house. But now that they are in opposition and bare a huge part of the blame for the cluster**** the US is in, then all of a sudden they are back to the "balanced budget" crap. Freaking hypocrites.
Last edited by PeteEU; 04-01-11 at 07:53 AM.
While I believe the nation needs to work toward fiscal consolidation and debt reduction for the medium-term and beyond, I don't believe such an amendment is necessary or wise. It is not necessary, because providing budgets that are balanced does not require such an amendment. It does require an abundance of political courage. It is not wise, because there could be times other than war or national emergency where a budget might not be balanced e.g., raising taxes and/or cutting spending in the face of a severe recession to compensate for a recession-driven sharp decline in tax revenue would exacerbate the recession.
I think it's funny to say you want to pass a bill to balance the budget. There is nothing stopping any of them from working together to balance a budget...well except they can't possibly be seen working with each other. Their supporters would go ape ***. And the other reason they can't balance the budget is because they don't have a bill saying they can..LOL. I said this before but I still think it's funny. It's like saying you can't go on a diet because you didn't make a New Years resolution in time.
This has been tried and failed before, like another poster said Obama would veto it. The last time this was attempted I believe clinton was in office.
Some states have balanced budget amendments like New Jersey. It is not conservative Nirvana. If democrats are in charge they have huge tax increases to balance the budget, when republicans are in if they cant find enough cuts to make, that wont get them voted out of office they have no choice but to raise taxs and it all just continues
We already have a balanced budget law. It's called Gramm-Rudman, which was shredded by Democrats and Republicans alike not too long after it became law.
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