Skip to comments.Flashback Video: 20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment
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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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.....
Maybe it was the individual item veto bill.
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.
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