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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    What are you trying to prove. We all agree Obama sent more troops. And that the right was pushing to do so. So what's your point?

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    They shouldn't be represented by an elephant because elephants never forget. Republicans forget every two years like clockwork.
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    The GOP leadership does know its voter base, gotta give them credit for that....

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    obama, by the way, ESCALATED afghanistan
    Which he should have done. Which is exactly why there shouldn't be a balanced budget amendment, because you need to be able to go into debt to do what needs to be done sometimes. I'm not advocating unbridled spending on anything and everything, but a Constitutional amendment puts a really big barrier in the way of doing what's necessary.

    Picture this: we get attacked (which we were on 9/11), and need to respond with force (which we needed to do in Afghanistan). BUT...we can't mobilize the army because the Constitution forbids us from going into debt. Now we have to quickly repeal the amendment (which isn't a fast or easy thing to do) before we can go to war. That's a bad situation.

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which he should have done.
    more power to you

    live em, libs, love em, they're YOURS

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    Last edited by The Prof; 04-03-11 at 02:36 PM.

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which he should have done. Which is exactly why there shouldn't be a balanced budget amendment, because you need to be able to go into debt to do what needs to be done sometimes. I'm not advocating unbridled spending on anything and everything, but a Constitutional amendment puts a really big barrier in the way of doing what's necessary.

    Picture this: we get attacked (which we were on 9/11), and need to respond with force (which we needed to do in Afghanistan). BUT...we can't mobilize the army because the Constitution forbids us from going into debt. Now we have to quickly repeal the amendment (which isn't a fast or easy thing to do) before we can go to war. That's a bad situation.
    We can have an amendment with an escape clause, that in the event of emergency actions our taxes will be raised to pay for it....
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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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    off course, off topic, just plain off.....
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyy View Post
    Have you noticed we were and are still in two wars.
    Obama lays out rationale for war in Libya - Yahoo! News

    Obama sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan - World - CBC News

    meanwhile, vote down the bba

    work for that debt ceiling increase

    back obama's 2012 budget which GROWS the deficit a dizzying THIRTY PERCENT

    seeya at the polls, pals

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Obama lays out rationale for war in Libya - Yahoo! News

    Obama sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan - World - CBC News

    meanwhile, vote down the bba

    work for that debt ceiling increase

    back obama's 2012 budget which GROWS the deficit a dizzying THIRTY PERCENT

    seeya at the polls, pals
    The DEMS don't control both houses anymore.....none of that will happen without GOP votes.
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    the gop has all 47 on board for the bba

    Senate GOP Demand Balanced Budget Amendment for Raising Debt Ceiling - HUMAN EVENTS

    it's your move, ms mccaskill

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