Boehner Won't Rule Out 'Balanced Budget Amendment' That Permits Unlimited Spending

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    Is compromising before you even negotiate the way Boehner plans to "negotiate".....?

    what does babbling Boehner actually MEAN when he says he needs to "listen to members about which version".....and that "there is no decision yet"......? :eusa_hand:

    we ALREADY had a vote in the House that passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance.....which LIMITED SPENDING to a percentage of GDP....

    why is bumbling Boehner already WAFFLING on this very clear mandate....?

    Boehner Won't Rule Out 'Balanced Budget Amendment' That Permits Unlimited Federal Spending | CNSnews.com
     
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    because it has nothing to do with controlling spending...

    all it has to do with is keep the president from a second term. if they were to win this time around, you can't possibly think they'd conduct themselves any less irresponsibly than they did when shrub was president.
     
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    ...so you admit that the Dems and Obama's spending is also irresponsible......? :cool:
     
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    Ed Meese on a balanced budget...
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    Balanced Budget Amendment Will Backfire Unless It Curbs Spending, Taxes, Courts
    October 31, 2011 - Edwin Meese, who served as attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, told CNSNews.com on Friday that adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution will backfire unless the amendment caps federal spending, requires supermajorities in Congress to raise taxes and restricts the ability of judges to preempt the elected branches in determining federal taxing and spending laws.
     
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    MORE useless BS for the Dupes....
     
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    Ive got no problem with unlimited spending if they find a source of unlimited money that doesnt involve fleecing the tax payers or simply printing/monatizing money.
     
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    Spending is controlled by elections, not useless amendments – that voters fail to appropriately use the former is not justification for the latter.

    Correct.
     
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    I do as in ALSO.

    the republicans are have proven over several decades that they are just as good at overspending as the dems are. Statistically they may well be worse than the dems.

    The difference is the hypocircisy level since the dems never really claimed to be fiscally conservative.
     
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    any balanced budget amendment is going to have a clause that congress can overide the amendment by a certain number of votes and they will always come up with a reason to do it......

    if they need an amendment to tell them to stop spending then the amendment becomes moot anyway........
     

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