Steny Hoyer: Balanced Budget Amendment Would Make it Impossible to Raise Taxes

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    Need anymore reason to be for a balanced budget amendment????????

    Michelle Malkin » Steny Hoyer: A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Make it Virtually Impossible to Raise Taxes
     
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    The Cut-Cap and balance budget that the house passed two days ago--to ward off this August 2nd default--does just that. It requires that the Federal Government live within their means--just like every household and most states in this country do.

    Furthermore--government can never be more expensive that 25% of our GDP. On our current track if nothing is done to CUT spending the Federal Government will be spending 100% of our GDP in 10 years.
     
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    Cool.

    No more wars.

    Ever.
     
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    This might very well be the harbinger of a Constitutionally mandated military.

    No more professional army under federal control.

    No more nuclear warheads.

    All militia land forces.

    Small permanent navy.

    This good be a good thing!
     
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    How would you ever pay for a major war if you couldn't raise taxes?
     
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    Let's not have any more wars? Do you know why we attacked Libya yet? I sure as hell don't.
     
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    A balanced budget amendment is a dreadful idea, the Constitution mustn’t be cluttered with worthless amendments predicated on subjective partisan dogma. It was the intent of the Framers for Congress to address the fiscal matters of the nation, including taxation. If the people have an issue with how Congress taxes and spends, then they need to communicate that to their elected officials.

    It is perfectly normal and appropriate for governments to deficit spend; indeed, it is a necessity for any modern government. It’s normal and appropriate for a government to cycle between deficit and surplus, depending on the current economic situation.

    Thrice during the last century the Constitution was amended with Amendments predicated on partisan dogma: the 16th Amendment, conceived as a ‘soak the rich’ scheme, which became nothing as its Framers intended, the 17th Amendment, which has resulted in partisan gridlock of the Senate to the point the Body hardly functions anymore, and the 18th Amendment, which succeeded only in creating the foundation for modern organized crime we continue to suffer with today.

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    Indeed.

    Let’s acknowledge the mistakes of our fellow Americans nearly a century ago and reject the idiocy of a ‘balanced budget’ amendment.
     
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    And our founders specific intentions, as the historical record establishes, was for Congress to lay and collect a direct tax to extinguish deficits when and if they occurred!

    Congress is ignoring the very intentions and beliefs under which our Constitution was adopted.


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    Duplicate post.
     
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