No More Red Ink! New Amendment Wanted by 75% American Voters

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  1. freedombecki
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    Incensed voters 'repudiate' Washington's leadership

    From link:

    Can We the People Force Congre$$ to $top the Red Ink in $etting America'$ Future Budget$?

    Would you like to see an amendment requiring an annual balanced budget from the federal government? Do you think your state's representatives and senators are holding the line on spending, or is it spending as usual? Do you favor or oppose spending? If you were to reduce spending, what would you like to see cut? Who would you vote on in the next election to support or oppose spending at its present level, and why?

    In a nutshell: What say you? (It's okay if you don't agree with the link, and it's okay if you do.)
     
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    I have a question for the person who labeled this "old." The results just came in for the telephone survey that was concluded on May 20, and the above link was posted less than 2 hours ago.

    How can this be an old topic? 75% of Americans want this Constitutional Amendment, and the asking was done less than 2 weeks ago, with results just now becoming known.

    Please reply.
     
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    Bump.

    Again, why is a topic less than 2 hours old labeled "old?"
     
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    The budget should absolutely be balanced MOST of the time, but to constitutionally mandate that it be balanced ALL the time is too dangerous. Sometimes large amounts of emergency spending (think natural disasters) are the only option.
     
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    And war.
     
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    Why did Conservatives do away with Paygo?
     
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    That sounds reasonable, Wonky. Even so, do you think people are just in a bad mood right now because they can't plan a vacation in the car to take the kids to see a national park a thousand miles away on account of gasoline being so high? If I were the owner of a hotel or a motel, I'd be pretty unhappy about the lack of vacationer traffic along America's roads because of gas prices.

    Do you think the study was fracted to get a certain result? 75% of the people questioned more or less got my attention.
     
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    Oh, I'm sure they're in a bad mood these days. But whatever their mood, the electorate always wants what no government can possibly deliver. It's our perennial problem.

    Very likely. You're almost unlimited in how much you can skew the result if you word the questions in certain ways.
     
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    Do you mean this, Sallow?
     
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    Because they're only interested in balancing the budget when they're not allowed to write the checks.
     

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