Amazing – a little common sense from congress

Color me amazed that we get this bit of common sense from congress.

And now from the Department of Common Sense comes a proposed constitutional amendment to cap federal spending at 20 percent of the annual gross domestic product. Actually, the idea originated with Thomas Jefferson, but it doesn’t take a renaissance man like our third president to figure out that government spends too much and won’t stop until it is forced to do so. The amendment proposal was introduced earlier this week by Reps. Mike Pence of Indiana, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and John Campbell of California, all Republicans.

Unfortunately a constitutional amendment requires a lengthy process and ratification by 3/4ths of the states. But why wait for that?

So, while the constitutional wheels grind, as they must for several years at a minimum before an amendment becomes law, Pence, Hensarling and Campbell should be pushing Congress and the president to adopt the 20 percent cap now. After all, doesn’t voluntary regulation work better than government controls?

Just like Medicare & Medicaid fraud – why wait for obamacare to stop it? Stop flapping your gums and get to it…


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