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Flashback Video: 20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment
Youtuve ^ | 7/21/11 | club4growth

Posted on 07/21/2011 4:30:50 PM PDT by Nachum

20 Democrats have supported a Balanced Budget Amendment in the past...the support is there...let's pass one.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balanced; democrats; flashback; video
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1 posted on 07/21/2011 4:30:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I am so confused over this....I like the idea but President Clinton passed one in the 90’s and it was ruled unconstitutional. Are we having President Obama try again because it is a different Supreme Court? Republican Presidents don’t support this? So confusing.....

2 posted on 07/21/2011 4:41:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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Maybe it was the individual item veto bill.

3 posted on 07/21/2011 4:58:02 PM PDT by boomop1
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That was a statutory line item veto. No Balanced Budget Amendment was voted out of the congress in the 90s. It failed by 1 Senate vote.

The problem with that line item veto was it ceded constitutional legislative authority to the executive. Obviously a constitutional amendment can't be unconstitutional.

Reagan wanted a federal line item veto as well as a Balanced Budget Amendment.

4 posted on 07/21/2011 5:37:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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