Send In Your Vote for a Balanced-Budget Amendment to the Constitution!

It’s Free!  Just send a text message** to (“phone number”)


with the message

BBA Yes!

Your message will be recorded as a “vote” for a balanced-budget amendment, as long as it starts with “BBA”.  Only one vote will be registered from each caller, so don’t try to call twice.

We’ve only paid for the first 17,000 calls, so please help us fund this program by visiting, and sending a donation to Americans for a Balanced Budget Amendment by clicking “Join”.

Why the number 47?  1947 was the year in which we began paying back the gigantic debts of World War II.  It can be done!  In that year we collected taxes equal to 16.5% of GDP, and spent just 14.8% (thus creating a “surplus” and paying off debt equal to 1.7% of GDP).  In 1948 Harry Truman and a Democratic Congress cut spending even more, to just 11.6% of GDP.

Our service provider Unwired Appeal has underwritten part of the cost.  They guarantee that your cell phone number will not be used for any other purpose.

Sponsored by Americans for a Balanced Budget Amendment and We Elected 

**If you’ve never sent a text, select “new text message” on your cell phone.  Put in the number 47647;  your phone will write it out as 476-47, but that’s OK.  Now hit the down arrow until you’re allowed to type in the body of the message.  Hit the “ABC” key twice, quickly, and you’ll get the letter “B”.  Pause a moment, and do the same thing again to get another “b”.  Then tap the same key once to get the letter “a”.  Then punch the “menu” button (it’s usually between the up/down arrows) and the message will be sent.  You’ll receive a reply verifying that your vote has been registered.

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