House Republicans ready push for balanced-budget amendment

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  1. Dont Taz Me Bro
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    Oh, if this would be the only thing this Congress accomplishes it would be huge! I'm not holding my breath on this, but I might cross my fingers.
     
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    It would be huge.

    But I bet you ten bucks the GOP won't support it.
     
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    Bring back Pay-Go.

    Without tax cuts factored into the overall budget..this makes no sense.
     
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    I wouldn't take the bet because you're probably right.
     
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    Hope it passes, but something tells me this is something that politicians will say they support...but in the end they wont go for (either side).
     
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    We shouldn't need it. It should be common sense not to go into debt to the degree we have.

    We have to limit our freedom here to fix the problems. it's sad.
     
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    A balance budget amendment is a good idea, but I doubt it would work. You would need exceptions for national disasters and defense spending and there would have to be an override mechanism to handle other disasters plus it would have to be phased in over a period of years.

    Like the healthcare repeal bill, it will be dead duck, nothing more than a political statement and keeping campaign promises.
     
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    They will put on a front of supporting it, but will kill it on the sly if they need to.
     
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    I dun understand how this could work. Repay over $14 Trillion in debt before spending another dollar?
     

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