Constitutional amendment mandating a balanced budget
Clarifying and refining key constitutional provisions are the next major steps in restoring and advancing the founders' vision of a free people served - not menaced - by government.
This is an open forum, however, where all Americans are welcome to respectfully offer their opinions, regardless of party affiliation and whether we endorse them or not.Imagine how much more formidable it would be to reach two-thirds agreement among Members of Congress to bust the debt limit or increase taxes.The two-thirds requirement in Senator Lee's proposal is a tangible brake on spendthrift government and trigger-happy congressional taxers.Most prominently, the arguments of proponents have focused on the economy and the possible harm resulting from consistently large deficits and a growing federal debt.Another issue involves whether such a requirement should be statutory or made part of the Constitution.
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