DEBT PROBLEM Say hello to the post $18 Trillion national debt world. Get the facts showing that the current national debt situation is the worst ever in the history of the country here. BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT SOLUTION Read it. Why the Compact's BBA is consistent with the Constitution's original design. Why the Compact's BBA is best. The case for the Compact's BBA making a difference despite the federal government's lack of respect for the Constitution. Why National Securit
Say hello to the post-$18 trillion national debt era. It is not a pretty sight. If the debt is to be repaid by taxes, the federal government is laying claim to a huge chunk of our kids' future incomes for programs that mostly will not benefit them, if they benefit anyone. If the debt is to be repaid by dollars made cheaper through inflation, the federal government is undermining the certainty, savings and investment needed to grow the economy to produce income for our kids. I
It's time to stop sending the bill for our debt spending to our kids. Together, we must stop taxation without representation. Towards that end, the Goldwater Institute's immediate past Chairman Thomas C. Patterson has joined Compact for America Educational Foundation's Board as Chairman in a nationwide deployment of a bipartisan/nonpartisan push to fix the National Debt by the end of next year!
Last week's election results make this push eminently plausible; and the failur
Why the Compact for America approach makes the most sense: Speed The Compact approach was designed specifically to ratify a powerful constitutional amendment in as few as twelve months! With 4 states already on board, the Compact approach is only 34 state enactments, 1 congressional resolution, and one 24-hour convention away from ratifying a powerful Balanced Budget Amendment that you can actually read today (here is our one page BBA analysis and one page Compact outline).
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Today's blog is the second in a multi-part series that will quickly and directly answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Compact for America initiative. Enjoy! * * * Should Congress Have the Unilateral Power to Suspend the Balanced Budget Amendment’s Debt Limit in Times of Declared War or Other Emergency? No. The Compact’s Balanced Budget Amendment already allows for flexibility to borrow for wars and emergencies—as much flexibility as is consisten
Today's blog is the first in a multi-part series that will quickly and directly answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Compact for America initiative. Enjoy! * * * Does the Compact's Balanced Budget Amendment Fundamentally Change the Constitution? No. The Compact's Balanced Budget Amendment restores the Constitution’s fundamental design of establishing a federal government of limited and enumerated powers, which would be directly and actively chec
So you wanted a convenient aggregation of educational articles to learn more about the Compact for a Balanced Budget? Here's our best crack at it. Enjoy! DEBT PROBLEM Get the facts showing that the current national debt situation is the worst ever in the history of the country here. BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT PAYLOAD Why the Compact's BBA is best. The case for the Compact's BBA making a difference despite the federal government's lack of respect for the Constitution. Why Natio
FEE’s director of programs, Richard Lorenc, got to sit down with Nick and talk about his work. This extensive interview raises and answers all of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Compact for a Balanced Budget. * * * If you would like to learn more, visit Compact for America's website. If you would like to support the Compact for a Balanced Budget effort, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. to suppo
That's the question that is all too often posed rhetorically; as if it revealed some self-evident truth; as if there were no answer to the question. Indeed, there is no answer to the question as posed. Instead, the premise of this question must be challenged. If one studies history, one will see that even if the federal government doesn’t obey all of the Constitution all of the time, it does obey most of it most of the time. Need examples? Term limits for the President. Direc