I’d love to see a populist Democrat win a senate seat in Texas. Not sure if Beto O’Rourke is legit, but this would demolish the GOP and Democrat myth that southern states are conservative. Populism has always been big in the south.
Ted Cruz was just out-raised by his Democratic opponent. How that changes the game.
A question for the “But he’s not a Democrat” crowd: What part(s) of this agenda do you reject, and why? Would you like it better and support it if his name was taken off of it?
What matters more to you–personalities and party labels, or issues?
This is the only platform we are voting for, Establishment Democrats!
DEMOCRAT Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy introduced a Resolution for a “Balanced Budget Amendment” to the US Constitution, the difference between this monstrosity and the monstrosities that the Republicans propose, is that her Balanced Budget Amendment would allow the Federal Government to run Deficits not just in times of War but also when there is a Recession, its still terrible, totally uneeded and would cripple the US Federal Government.
Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless three-fifths of the whole number of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a roll call vote.
Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts.
Sections 1 and 2 of this article shall not apply during any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect or in which the United States is engaged in military conflict which causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by a joint resolution, adopted by a majority of the whole number of each House, which becomes law.
Section 1 of this article shall not apply during a fiscal year if, during that fiscal year or the preceding fiscal year, the economy of the United States grew by less than an annualized rate of 0.0 percent in real gross domestic product during 2 or more consecutive quarters or the unemployment rate was more than 7 percent during 2 or more consecutive months.
Section 2 of this article shall not apply to a fiscal year if, during the 1-year period ending on the date on which the President transmits to Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year, the economy of the United States grew by less than an annualized rate of 0.0 percent in real gross domestic product during 2 or more consecutive quarters or the unemployment rate was more than 7 percent during 2 or more consecutive months.
Congress shall enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays and receipts.
Except as provided in the second clause, total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government other than those derived from borrowing, and total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government other than those for repayment of debt principal.
For each fiscal year, the receipts (including attributable interest) and outlays of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, or any fund that is a successor to any such fund, shall not be considered to be receipts or outlays for purposes of this Article.
No court of the United States or of any State shall enforce this article by ordering any reduction in Social Security or Medicare payments authorized by law, including any amounts paid from the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, or any fund that is a successor to any such fund, unless the receipts (including attributable interest) and other amounts available for that fund for the applicable fiscal year are not sufficient to cover the outlays that would otherwise occur during that fiscal year if the fund were fully solvent.
This article shall take effect beginning with the fifth fiscal year beginning after its ratification.
Any Reformers in West Virginia? Progressive candidate and Justice Democrat, Paula Jean Swearengin, is running against Joe Manchin. Check out her platform and support her campaign.
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