I Support a Balanced Budget Amendment

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As the July 22nd or August 2 deadline looms our trusted representatives are flirting with the idea of attempting to pass a balanced budget Amendment to the United States Constitution. Would you support this or you?

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Posted by in Politics / News on 7/14/11
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Judy Kavalick - 7/26/11 @ 1:30 PM:
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Private citizens and business's cannot operate on more money than they take in. Neither can the federal government and it is finally catching up with us. Unfortunitately the private citizen ant the businesses that are struggling to make it are the one who will suffer the most.

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DollyFan - 7/25/11 @ 10:29 PM:
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I believe in an amendment for a balanced budget, as our government should not be spending money that we do not have. BUT there would have to be stipulations as to how a balanced budget can be achieved and not have it just left up to the politicians to decide to do anything they want to make it balance. Just like allowing a local government to pass a wheel tax. It may seem useful and inexpensive when it begins but then there is no stopping them when they raise the amount again and again.... We must always be careful about letting the politians' foot in the door because then there is no stopping them!

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Don Folkers - 7/18/11 @ 3:49 PM:
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"They" are already ignoring the Constitution like Hitler did before he consolidated power in his "executive branch". It is a long and arduous task. Let us instead concentrate our efforts on electing a House and Senate which will have the backbone to impeach any of these power-grabbers -- of either party!
DonFolkers@gwi.net

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Kazzy - 7/14/11 @ 4:41 PM:
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There is no way I could support a balanced budget Amendment unless the budget was limited to a fixed percentage of GDP.

Let's stop and think about this for a minute. Initially a Balanced Budget Amendment sounds great to any small government personal liberty loving American but the problem is that if it's not set to a fixed amount of GDP the fools in Washington can tax there way out of budget shortfalls.

Let's imagine for a minute that the progressives in DC decide to pass another entitlement program; I know it's hard to believe that they could come up with anything else (We pay for educations, power bills, cell phones, food in many forms, housing, health care, etc...) but humor me. What happens when the entitlement program goes the way of medicare and social security (Yes I know SS is paid into by individuals but you were the fools who allowed them to deposit that money into the general fund instead of putting it under lock and key in an independent account and now we're all going to pay for it) and the costs skyrocket. No problem! They can simply attempt to balance the budget by raising taxes. Don't be fooled into bipartisan support of this measure unless it is specifically locked in at a percentage of GDP.
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