"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thank God the Balanced Budget Amendment is dead

President Andrew Jackson had no problem balancing the Federal budget and paying off the national debt at the same time.  But the modern political hacks do not have the guts to do either.  They are cowards. 

The truth is the truth . . .

"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."
--- President Andrew Jackson

"A constitutional amendment is not a path to a balanced budget.  It is only an excuse for members of this body failing to cast votes to achieve one."
--- Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas  (2011)

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
--- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Consul of the Roman Republic


The phony Balanced Budget Amendment is dead

By Gary;

The House voted 261-165 in favor of the measure to require annual balanced budgets, but that was 23 short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance a constitutional amendment.

In all, 235 Republicans and 25 Democrats voted for the amendment, four Republicans and 161 Democrats opposed it. The other two Republicans voting no were Justin Amash of Michigan and Louie Gohmert of Texas.

An amendment is not needed.  (Ask Andrew Jackson.)  Congress can balance the budget today if they wanted to.  All they have to do is adopt the U.S. Budget for 2006 when spending levels were lower.  How hard it that? 

Thank God this idiotic amendment is dead. 

Bo Diddley
"Don't let your mouth write no check that
your tail can't cash."


The Elite hacks and liars in the Beltway need to finally take responsibility for their actions.  Big Spending Socialist Government has to end.  They need to slash entitlements, slash spending and pay down the national debt. 

No more.  No less. 

No kicking the can down the road with a constitutional amendment that might, maybe, be approved by the states in 3 to 7 years.  They need to do the job they are paid for right now. 


The Founding Fathers did not want a super majority to be needed to pass a budget or go into debt.  What that can do is create a dictatorship of the minority.

Power would no longer be in the hands of the people's representatives based on a majority vote.  Instead the power to bring the nation to its' knees would be held by a tiny minority.

For example, if a two-thirds vote was needed to pass an unbalanced budget.  The budget could pass the House 435 to 0 and die in the Senate with only 34 no votes.

A tiny minority of 34 Senators voting as a block could hold the entire nation hostage to their demands.  The  government would grind to a halt.

The answer is not to give an insane minority the power to block the business of a nation.  The answer is for the majority to do the job they are paid to do.  No more excuses.

Cowards on Parade
The Congressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus  -  a collect of total cowards who are afraid of personally casting the votes needed to cut spending and get a dirty job done.

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