Do YOU Agree with Compact for America's Core Principles?
2. The core policy principle that animates the Balanced Budget Amendment at the heart of the Compact for a Balanced Budget, which distinguishes it from all other BBAs, is that it strikes at the root cause of the abuse of debt by Washington: the unchecked concentration of power. That's why the Compact's BBA adopted the National Debt Relief Amendment's requirement that any increase in the federal debt be subject to state legislative approval. A BBA that is entrusted entirely to Washington to police itself is a nonstarter for us. Do you agree with this policy principle?
3. The core political principle that animates the Compact's BBA, which distinguishes it from all other Article V efforts and BBAs is that we have attempted to design all of its features in keeping with the goal of preserving the possibility of finding principled common ground with all decent Americans. We reject partisan, scorched-earth rhetoric, policies or tactics. We believe that if we build the "Concord Coalition" BBA, consensus will come. Do you agree with this political principle?