View Poll Results: Balanced Budget Amendment

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Thread: Balanced Budget Amendment

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    Re: Balanced Budget Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    That is absolutely true.

    There could be no emergency clause for the reason you state.

    There could be a system of raising money by selling bonds or something like that.

    And how would that not be debt?
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    Re: Balanced Budget Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    What departments/programs would you be willing to abolish to make this happen?
    Most of the cuts would have to come from the Military, Social Security, and Medicare/Medicaid (since those make up the vast majority of our budget). Bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan would help on the military side. Increasing the retirement age slowly would help on the medicare/medicaid and social security side. It wouldn't be an immediate thing either. It would take several years to bring down costs enough to balance the budget. As far as what else I'd cut, I don't really know. I don't study federal budgets enough to know exactly what is in them, to be able to say what I'd cut.
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    Re: Balanced Budget Amendment

    I prefer the Paygo approach used in the 1990s to achieve the only budget surpluses we have had in the last 30 years.
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