Summary

H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jan 15, 2013

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Bill Text

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total amount of money expended by the United States during any fiscal year not exceed the amount of certain revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year and not exceed 20 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States during the previous calendar year.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress:

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``Section 1. The total amount of money expended by the United States in any fiscal year shall not exceed the total amount of revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year, except revenue received from the issuance of bonds, notes, or other obligations of the United States. ``Section 2. The total amount of money expended by the United States in any fiscal year shall not exceed the amount equal to 20 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States during the last calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year. ``Section...

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State: CA

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I support H.J.Res. 17 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time") because... Thank you for supporting this bill. Just a thought though that the method used to compute the GDP needs to exclude Federal Government Growth which allows the GDP to be 'adjusted' to whatever those in power would like it to say. It would probably be better to base the Government budget on the Gross National Income (GDI or GDP/I) or Gross National Product (GNP) which would really link the growth of the economy and economic expansion to the Federal Budget.

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AL
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BGriffin
AL-2
2 years ago

I support H.J.Res. 17 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time") because... Our country is being destroyed by government overspending. Overspending is such an understatement it is laughable. I cannot put into words how disgusted I am at the waste that I see in government(all levels) spending.

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WA
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G2065G
WA-4
2 years ago

I support H.J.Res. 17 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time") because...it is a common sense solution to what we now have. Unsustainable debt.

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MS
3
MaRu
MS-3
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.J.Res. 17 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time") because...you do not need to touch the Constitution of the United States...PERIOD

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MI
4
JWilli52
MI-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 17 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time") because... subject to suspension by Congress is not acceptable. Suspension should only be allowed subject to 3/4 of the several states.

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KY
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Anonymous306048
KY-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

H.J.Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total amount of money expended by the United States during any fiscal year not exceed the amount of certain revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year and not exceed 20 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States during the previous calendar year.

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