Summary

S.J.Res. 6: A 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)... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 29, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 29, 2013

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, excluding 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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I support S.J.Res. 6 ("A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires") because...I agree with the concept; but why should be believe that the three branches of government will honor the Constitution when it ignores it on a daily basis?

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Francis525
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2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S.J.Res. 6 ("A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires") because...to make things easy on yourselves, you would just jack the tax rate to 100%, (trying to) totally enslave the people which would not happen. Barack Obama like to take Common Sense and as for me, I have never seen "Common Sense" anywhere within government and this bill is no exception.

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America.First
TX-22
2 years ago

I oppose S.J.Res. 6 ("A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires") because...This bill would "tie the hands" so innovative methods to enhance our USA would be lost.

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BruceEggum
WI-8
2 years ago

I oppose S.J.Res. 6 ("A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires") because...while I do support the idea of getting our federal spending under control because it is desperately needed I have an issue with the proposed amendment. That is the fact that it can be waived in a time of of war and be subject to suspension by congress. Congress does not declare war anymore. Since 1950, the beginning of the Korean War, the US has been involved in major military operations for 36 out of 63 years. Thats only our major military operations and unfortunately not one of those wars were approved by congress with a declaration of war. So the amendment is going to be pretty much useless unless we change our foreign policy because well always say were at war without actually declaring it.

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jon_cahill
NC-1
2 years ago

Bill Summary

S.J.Res. 6: A 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.

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