Call For Balanced Budget Amendment Won’t Pass Kentucky House

by Tony McVeigh on March 1, 2011

A resolution calling for a constitutional convention to force Congress to approve a balanced budget amendment got a hearing in a Kentucky House committee, but that’s all.

No vote will be taken this session. The measure, similar to one approved by the Senate last month, is sponsored by Representative  Jim DeCesare of Rockfield.

“It specifically is limited to expenditures during a fixed time that do not exceed federal revenues or anticipated revenues, requiring bills to stick to one subject, and provide a minimum time for reviewing those bills before you vote on them,” he says.

At least 34 states would have to pass such resolutions before Congress could be forced to act. More than 20 states have acted so far, but each state’s resolution is worded differently.

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Jeff "Mario" Smith March 8, 2011 at 12:50 am

There are not enough men or women of integrity in Congress today to allow a Constitutional Convention. They cannot be trusted to leave it intact.

As a Kentuckian who worked to help elect Rand Paul to the Senate and one who also worked to help defeat this measure he supported, I say to Congress, “Step away from our Constitution.”

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