So much for *representative* government
Trump is a symptom of our problems, not *the* problem.
Every single day that passes, as we live through Donald Trump’s mind-numbing foolishness, I like to remind myself that he was elected.
Representative Louie Gohmerts “Balanced Budget Amendment” = National Suicide.
section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year.
“section 2. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed 17.5 percent of economic output of the United States.
“section 3. The limit on the debt of the United States held by the public shall not be increased unless three-fourths of the whole number of each House shall provide by law for such an increase by a rollcall vote.
“section 4. 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. The President’s failure to transmit to the Congress a balanced budget will be considered an impeachable offense, except in emergency situations as described in section 6, in which case the President may submit a nonbalanced budget under the procedures described in those sections.
“section 5. A bill to increase revenue shall not become law unless three-fourths of the whole number of each House shall provide by law for such an increase by a rollcall vote.
“section 6. The Congress may waive all the provisions of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect. All the provisions of this article may be waived for any fiscal year 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. Any such waiver must identify and be limited to the specific excess or increase for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.
“section 7. The Congress shall enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays and receipts.
“section 8. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government except for those for repayment of debt principal.
“section 9. This article shall take effect beginning with the third fiscal year beginning after its ratification.”.
If Representative Tulsi Gabbard was the Democratic Nominee for President in 2020, would she have attack adds run against her on the specific fact that she is a Hindu?.
HR 676 is going to be before the US Congress, Representative John Conyers will introduce it in the House and Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce it in the Senate, The President of the United States has been for a Medicare For All System most of his life, he even stated in the first Republican Debate “It works well in Canada it works tremendously well in Scotland”, I should re-iterante here that the Scottish system is full socialised medicine, which is slightly different from Medicare For All (More like the VA on a national level), President Trump even spoke highly of State funded healthcare systems on multiple talk shows when he was running for President, at this time even if every Democrat in the House and Senate voted for HR 676 it could not pass, however the symbol would be very powerfull, this is where Bernies Army of 13,000,000 come in, they must lobby and let their Represntatives and Senators know what they want, also keep and Eye on The State of California where a Single-Payer Bill will be introduced, California is capable of implementing a State Wide Medicare For Alll System, it has a population larger than Canada and Australia and most European Countries, all of which have State funded Healthcare Systems.
If not Now When, if Not You Who.