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Rand Paul will introduce the balanced budget amendment..do you think it will pass?

Back in 95 it didn't pass the senate but only by ONE vote..66-34..14 dems voted for the amendment.

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 8:41 AM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'm excited about it. I hoping that people in Washington are opening their eyes to the debt America has accumulated. It is time for someone to step up and take the initiative to get things rolling in a positive direction.

    Thank you, Rand Paul.
    fireeyes81

    Answer by fireeyes81 at 8:50 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • You can't have it all, cut spending, lower taxes and decrease the deficit, mathematically it won't work.

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    Then in your "infinite" wisdom and business experience, what do YOU propose we do to get us out of this mess?! Keep spending money that isn't theirs?

    When you get over your head in debt, what do you do....acquire additional credit and rack up even more debt, or do you curb your spending habits, find ways to save your extra money and cut expenses?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:57 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I agree mom. Lots of screaming about the deficit but no concrete solutions ( no one wants a piece of their pie reduced). Cut everything and let those tax cuts expire. Jobs haven't been created because of those cuts, so move on. IF folks were so concerned over the mounting debt, they'd Gladly pay more. Otherwise, it's nothing but lip service and rote words which mean nada. Further, just make many look hypocritical.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:05 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Every time a republican or tea party member is asked where would you cut spending, they have no answers

    What a tired old lie that is. Links have been provided here for 2 years straight listing plan after plan from various rep and sentator websites. Just because you're too lazy to read them doesn't mean they don't exist.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:02 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl-qPE8AfqQ


    Watch my link this is what I heard and read over and over again.  Your links provided no real solution to the deficit, and insignificant reduction to the deficit.  Why resort to name calling, are you that insecure of your knowledge?

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 5:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Getting started on the right path. I think there may be some Dems who realize that siding will Obama will not do well for them in 2012.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:38 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • It will never work, because we are in a time of war, in a time with high unemployment, and  the republicans are so against the tax expiring for the wealthy the math won't add up. You can't have it all, cut spending, lower taxes and decrease the deficit, mathematically it won't work.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:44 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Well, mommom, that's easy. stop spending.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:08 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I think it's a good idea, but I don't think it will work unless Republicans are willing to raise taxes. Unless they plan on making some major cuts to Defense and Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security (which would be hard to do, though they do need to have some reform in order to control spending), the only way to balance the budget is to raise taxes. The budget was balanced during the Clinton era because we had higher taxes, we weren't spending money on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the baby boomers hadn't yet reached retirement age.
    jilby

    Answer by jilby at 3:51 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • The Heritage foundation and economists agree, these cuts aren't going to amount to anything...


    and doesn't better the economy

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:49 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

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