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    How a Balanced Budget Amendment Would Give the Federal Government Lawful Power Over Whatever

    How a Balanced Budget Amendment Would Give the Federal Government Lawful Power Over Whatever They Want

    By Publius Huldah




    Does our existing Constitution permit the federal government to spend money on whatever they want?

    No! It contains precise limits on federal spending.

    Federal spending is limited by the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government. If you go through the Constitution and highlight all the powers delegated to Congress and the President, you will get a complete list of the objects on which Congress is permitted to spend money. Here’s the list:

    ♦ The Census (Art. I, §2, cl. 3)

    ♦ Publishing the Journals of the House and Senate (Art. I, §5, cl. 3)

    ♦ Salaries of Senators and Representatives (Art. I, § 6, cl. 1)

    ♦ Salaries of civil officers of the United States (Art. I, §6, cl. 2 & Art. II, §1, cl. 7)


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    Does our existing Constitution permit the federal government to spend money on whatever they want?

    No! It contains precise limits on federal spending.
    Constitution does not set limits on spending. Only says that Congress (starting with the House of Representatives) has the power to determine spending. It also says they can borrow money (ie. run a deficit/ debt) which means they aren't limited on spending.

    Article One, Section 8:

    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
    Article One Section 7:

    All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

    Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law
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