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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    There really isn't a need for a Balanced Budget Amendment. What IS needed is Congressmen and Senators adhereing to the Constitution as written and only appgropriating what's currently in the Treasury based on receipts at the time the bill is scored for said appropriations.

    In short, Congress should do its job and do away with earmarks and the like and just do real math.
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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    That sounds like too much to put in the constitution, but I would be fine with that in one of the implementation laws.
    Without a VERY specific plan, such as that one, I would not be in favor of such a thing. Without such explicit instructions the devil becomes in the details and the details become maleable when they're determined by Congress. Implementing the details through the Constitutional Amendment would be the only means to ensure they are not simply changed on a whim.

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    There really isn't a need for a Balanced Budget Amendment. What IS needed is Congressmen and Senators adhereing to the Constitution as written and only appgropriating what's currently in the Treasury based on receipts at the time the bill is scored for said appropriations.

    In short, Congress should do its job and do away with earmarks and the like and just do real math.
    Which is why we need an amendment, because getting such congressman dont exist. You might as well say we dont need a constitution, we just need benevolent rulers who beleive in liberty.

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Which is why we need an amendment, because getting such congressman dont exist. You might as well say we dont need a constitution, we just need benevolent rulers who beleive in liberty.
    such congressman don't get elected because the voters do not care enough to challange them.
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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Without a VERY specific plan, such as that one, I would not be in favor of such a thing. Without such explicit instructions the devil becomes in the details and the details become maleable when they're determined by Congress. Implementing the details through the Constitutional Amendment would be the only means to ensure they are not simply changed on a whim.
    But thats the purpose of the constitution. Broad strokes on what is and isnt permitted. And then congress has the power to implement that through neccesary and proper laws. We still have to elect people and watch them to make sure theyre implementing the law correctly. I dont think we have to micromanage though.

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    such congressman don't get elected because the voters do not care enough to challange them.
    Which is why you need the constitution to keep the ones that do get elected from abusing us. Not that thats worked.

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    But thats the purpose of the constitution. Broad strokes on what is and isnt permitted. And then congress has the power to implement that through neccesary and proper laws. We still have to elect people and watch them to make sure theyre implementing the law correctly. I dont think we have to micromanage though.
    I do not have ANY level of faith in ANY individual who is capable of getting themselves elected (especially from the Communistwealth of Massachusetts) to properly implement or maintain the laws of this country.

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    The Federal Government should simply have a budget in place by June 30, of any given year midnight. Failure to do so would result in all congressional and white house employees including office holders being put on probation without pay until the budget is adopted. If the budget is not adopted within 90 days elections would be scheduled for all elected offices and incumbents would not be permitted to run.

    Guess what we'd have a budget each year - then force them to balance it.


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    yes, and I would also support no one in Congress getting paid until those budgets are final. Oh and all of Congress must participate in Obamacare

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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    found this website that presents the pros and cons of political topics, in this case a balanced ammendment.

    i don't know if the site is biased.

    BalancedPolitics.org - Balanced Budget Amendment (Pros & Cons, Arguments For and Against, Advantages & Disadvantages)
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    Re: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment?

    Yes. I'm not sure why this idea wasn't proposed way back.

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