House votes down balanced budget ammendment

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    The excuses of democrats for voting against this were just hilarious. One was along the lines of if we have an ammendment restricting our spending we won't be able to spend extra money. Another dem is quoted as essentially saying an ammendment meant to maintain a balanced budget will not help us balance the budget. Just shows how far out into left field the dems are on this.
     
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    Steny Hoyer voted for it in 1995 but voted against it this time. One wonders why they didn't vote for it and punt it to the Senate where it woulda died with every other bill coming out of the House this year. Those House dems and the dems challenging for a gop seat could have a tough time explaining why they won't support a measure to control spending more than they have.
     
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    We can't be fiscally responsible because it would force us to cut back on the socialist nanny state. If we ran our households the way Congress runs the country we'd have filed bankruptcy a long, long time ago. This is reprehensible.

    At least now there is no question as to who in the current Congress supports fiscal responsibility and who doesn't.
     
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    The problem with a budget, indeed a balanced budget, is that it requires fiscal discipline.

    Members of congress, regardless of political party, like to spend because spending means votes.
     
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    Appalling and pathetic that the house would not make it constitutional to make the govt's budget balanced.

    I hope every no vote gets voted out!
     
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    There is no excuse for not voting for it other than to screw over the citizens of this country. We can't sepnd what we don't have to spend and you don't create wealth by borrowing money.
     
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    What is an "ammendment"?
     
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    Depending on the wording I am opposed to a balanced budget Amendment. There ARE times the Government will need to exceed tax revenues in a budget.
     
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    This was a bad bill, no spending cap won't help even if we have a balanced budget. I'm glad this one didn't pass. They need to keep working on this.

    Yea, some of the Dem excuses were quite humorous.
     
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    Granny thinks it was dat earthquake dey had up there a lil' while back...
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    Seismic shift on Hill sank amendment bid for balanced budget
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 - The defeat last week of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution showed a remarkable shift in congressional opinion in just 15 years on what had, at one point, appeared destined to become the 28th addition to the founding document.
     

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