Monday, November 21, 2011

Balancing The Budget

Because Washington has been tied up in gridlock, I propose eliminating Congress's pay until anything productive is done.

Here's what Henry Cuellar would do:
Government spending has been on autopilot for too long and more action like a constitutional amendment is necessary to balance the federal budget. It is a useful tool to steer Congress toward a path to fiscal responsibility and away from wasteful, excessive spending. The national debt now hovers over $15 trillion and your average share of the U.S. debt equals nearly $48,000 – this is unacceptable for Americans.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.J. Resolution 2 – the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which would require that the U.S. government operate under a balanced budget each year and not run any deficits. The measure also requires that the President submit to Congress a budget proposal each fiscal year that is balanced or would produce a surplus.
A balanced budget.  Rick Perry would agree with that, but how's that working for Texas at the moment?

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