Skip to comments.Support shifts as Boehner adds balanced-budget amendment
Posted on 07/29/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
House Republicans will link passage of a balanced-budget amendment to Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) last-ditch debt-ceiling plan, which GOP lawmakers said would move the measure to passage in a high-stakes vote later on Friday.
Republican lawmakers voiced confidence the enhanced bill would pass muster with conservatives, as Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) predicted the balanced-budget amendment change would bring 10 to 20 more GOP members on board.
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I’ve heard 5pm or so.
“and the Kenyan said hed veto it”
The president has no authority to veto a constitutional amendment ratified by the states. He has no say in the matter.
BTW, the rules committee debate is on CSPAN right now. I just turned it on to hear David Drier say his goal is just to get something passed out of the house so people will get their social security checks on Tuesday. We’re DOOMED.
Good move. I think I remember you mentioning buying that place on a thread some time ago.
So Long, and Thanks For The Fish :)
No, this point is being raised, and should be raised with those who will vote, later today.
Ace up our sleeve? What ‘ace’? I’m not seeing it here.
“In the abstract at least, the idea of a Balanced Budget Amendment is appealing. Most of us are already familiar with them anyway since all fifty states are required to balance their budgets every year, or two years depending on what kind of budget cycle they operate under. Only spending what you take in also makes sense on a personal level, because thats how all of us operate, or at least how were supposed to operate if we dont want to end up in Bankruptcy Court some day. Before we go all-in on this idea, it makes sense to stop and look at whats actually being proposed and ask ourselves if it would even work, and if we would want to have a government that operates under its provisions.”
Boehner can’t be too happy about the price of moving that bill. He probably won’t be speaker after 2012.
One that even the lamestream will not be able to overcome. Watch.
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The real Constitution takes cognizance of human nature. A BBA pretends that there is no such thing as human nature, and gives enormous power to rulekeepers who have every incentive to cheat and no incentive to deal honestly.
All of the fiscal, budgetary problems result from a lack of real, constitutional money. Fiscal policy, and finance more broadly, is a tool to manage money, just like a hammer is a tool to drive nails.
If you supply rubber nails, the debates about the size, weight, shaft length, and qualifications to swing the hammer are meaningless.
The States need to amend the Constitution to restore real money. If Congress had to come and take the gold and silver from your hands to give away, the budget would balance (or they would hang) in short order.
The problem is not the budget, after all.
It's the money.
David Dreier is trying to move the hearing as quickly as possible so they can get the bill to the House floor.
David Drier just said it’s in the interest of every member of the rules committee to ensure the debt ceiling is increased. We’ve lost.
My sentiments exactly.....why is he even bothering with this watered-down POS? All he’s done is irritate Tea partiers. He should have passed various versions of CC&B a million times and punted that instead of creating this garbage that will be rejected anyways.
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David Drier just said its in the interest of every member of the rules committee to ensure the debt ceiling is increased. Weve lost
Personally, I'd prefer a constitutional limit on the debt ceiling, with no loopholes, with that limit increasing no more than 1%/year.