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    Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Do you think that the federal government should be required by the Constitution to maintain a balanced budget?

    The reason I am asking this is, we are digging ourselves into an enourmous hole and President Obama's budget would raise the deficit to 21 trillion by 2021.
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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Do you think that the federal government should be required by the Constitution to maintain a balanced budget?

    The reason I am asking this is, we are digging ourselves into an enourmous hole and President Obama's budget would raise the deficit to 21 trillion by 2021.
    It hampers us in the future. For example, if we ever want to fight another war for any reason, the inability to go into debt would hurt us.

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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It hampers us in the future. For example, if we ever want to fight another war for any reason, the inability to go into debt would hurt us.
    What if there was an exemption for wars(declared)?
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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Do you think that the federal government should be required by the Constitution to maintain a balanced budget?

    The reason I am asking this is, we are digging ourselves into an enourmous hole and President Obama's budget would raise the deficit to 21 trillion by 2021.
    if the people and the courts actually respected the tenth amendment we wouldn't need a balanced Budget amendment to balance the budget



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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    What if there was an exemption for wars(declared)?
    That would require a big change in how the government operates. We haven't actually declared war since WWII, but that hasn't stopped Presidents of either party from doing what they wanted to militarily.

    The other thing is national emergencies. You know that politicians are going to walk right up to the line and legally balance the budget, but what happens when a big hurricane wipes out half of a major city (i.e. Katrina), and there's no money left to spend?

    You've also got non-discretionary spending, so much of which is tied up now in servicing the debt and paying for things the government has already committed to.

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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Do you think that the federal government should be required by the Constitution to maintain a balanced budget?
    Kind of like the requirement for Congress to pass a budget?.....that was disregarded in 2010

    Pass all the amendments you want.....The Constitution will continue to serve as TP in all Democrat restrooms.....

    The reason I am asking this is, we are digging ourselves into an enourmous hole and President Obama's budget would raise the deficit to 21 trillion by 2021.
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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It hampers us in the future. For example, if we ever want to fight another war for any reason, the inability to go into debt would hurt us.
    We should stop invading countries then and cut military spending along with social spending.

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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    What if there was an exemption for wars(declared)?
    Then I think politicians would declare wars to justify reckless spending and bigger debts, and attempt to attribute all spending to the war or wars, which is be a bigger problem than the problem we already have.... It's just a bad idea all around

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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Then I think politicians would declare wars to justify reckless spending and bigger debts, and attempt to attribute all spending to the war or wars, which is be a bigger problem than the problem we already have.... It's just a bad idea all around
    We declare war every few years anyway.

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    Re: Balanced Budget Ammendment

    Everyone should learn to live within their means. We have become a society of "I want it now!" Why should we be surprised by the governments spending habits. Too many people bankroll their futures for the whim of the moment. Everyone should make their own balanced budeget amendment,especially the government.
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