Pledge of Fiscal Responsibility Archive

Candidates Calling for a Balanced-Budget Amendment

Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota:  http://www.timpawlenty.com/balancedbudget.  If you sign the petition you WILL be given an opportunity to decline fund-raising e-mails . . . . There is also an opportunity to put up a comment.  Our contribution: "Greater freedom for the American people will only become possible if we restrict Congress's freedom to intervene...
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Term Limits

By John Lumbard. To the right of this article you'll see the pledge that we'd like every candidate to take, promising to establish legislation that would guarantee balanced budgets in the future.  We think that this sort of approach---forcing the Congress to do its duty---is necessary, even if the National Commission on...
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A Balanced-Budget Amendment to the Constitution

Opponents of a Balanced-Budget Amendment to the Constitution usually complain that it would not pass muster at the Supreme Court, because most proposals would have the President or the courts step in to balance the budget if the Congress failed---and only Congress has the power of the purse.  However, there...
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A Pledge of Fiscal Responsibility

For candidates for federal office: I pledge that, if elected, I will introduce legislation to establish: A balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, with appropriate exceptions for times of war and recession. A line-item veto, to give the President a fighting chance to eliminate pork and earmarks. Term Limits, of any durations...
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