While the GOP has the majority of votes in the House of Representatives, they were unable to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. Why is this? The Democratic leaders worked hard to defeat it. They claimed that it would force Congress to cut billions from social programs during this recession. This in turn would result in Congress giving-up it's power to the courts to make the final rulings.
The bill failed to pass by a vote of 261 (YES) to 165 (NO). This bill needs a 2/3 majority to pass and this vote was 23 votes short of the required for a constitutional amendment. You should be aware that ALL DEMs voted "NO" even though we have now passed the $15 trillion dollar deficit! They do NOT want ANY cuts. No, they want to keep everything and just raise your taxes!
Midterms Fixed Nothing?
When we voted in the 2010 midterm elections, we thought that we had partially fixed the problems in Washington. WRONG! Things are so bad there that we barely touched the surface of the CORRUPTION!
However, don't give up just yet! We need to continue our work and make things go OUR way for a change. We DID in fact stop the ONE PARTY RULE that ram-roded the unpopular and unwanted ObamaCare down our throats. Now we simply have to fine-tune what we do have and keep focusing on where the problems exist. This is fairly easy in this case.
Plan of Action
Here are the TURNCOATS in the Republican Party who voted AGAINST a Balanced Budget Amendment:
- Paul Ryan (R, WI)
- David Drier (R, CA)
- Justin Amash (R, MI)
- Louie Gohmert (R, TX)
These BASTARDS have to be voted out of office. They don't want to balance the budget. They don't want to make drastic cuts. They want business as usual. Their vote is a record of how they REALLY feel about cutting and reducing the deficit. It's a matter of public record - in spite of what they say on camera in the all important sound bites!
If one of these TURNCOATS is in your district, begin a campaign to bombard their office with phone calls and emails to let them know your dissatisfaction. Tell your friends and neighbors about the campaign. Explain to them all why these guys have to be voted out in the next election cycle. AND, VOTE THEM OUT!
One person CAN make a difference. Pick-off the offending Congressmen one at a time and get rid of them. Once their colleagues see the way things go when they vote the WRONG WAY, they will start to represent you and your fellow constituents or they know their fate!