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Dysfunction, impeachment are keeping the feds from wasting our money

Published in Uncategorized on November 26, 2019 by Convention Of States

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Ever get the feeling that our nation would be better off if Congress just didn't do anything?

We're getting a taste of that right now, and it's actually saving us money. 

All-consuming impeachment hearings combined with the general dysfunction among our "leaders" in Washington are keeping Congress from agreeing on the best way to waste taxpayer money, according to a report from Politico. 

(They call it "spending," but in our experience "wasting" is just as true.)

Top Republicans and Democrats are fumbling in their attempts to clinch a deal to fund the government over the next year. The result could be a government-wide spending freeze...

With no agreement in sight and impeachment captivating the Capitol, it’s increasingly likely Washington will be forced to accept another temporary funding bill in December. Lawmakers are already eyeing a monthslong stopgap to stave off a Christmastime shutdown. In the worst-case scenario, a full-year extension could follow.

Continuing resolutions aren't a long-term solution, of course, as we've outlined in previous posts. They represent a pitiful band-aid on the dysfunction that cripples our nation's capital, and they're often cloaked in secrecy, to boot.

But in this case, the incompetence of our federal officials is keeping them from massive spending increases, which will raise both the record-breaking deficits and the historic, $23 trillion national debt.

Anything that can stop the hemorrhaging of taxpayer dollars is probably a good thing.

Impeachment won't last forever, of course. Eventually, Congress will get back to wasting (or "spending") our hard-earned money, and we need to have a long-term strategy in place to stop them.

That's where an Article V Convention of States comes in. A Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that (among other things) force Congress to be fiscally responsible. These amendments can mandate a balanced budget, cap spending (real caps), and limit taxation.

With this complete package of amendments in place, the American people won't have to rely on an impeachment proceeding to force Congress to stop spending money. Federal officials will have to make the tough spending decisions for the good of our children and grandchildren, and our nation will be stronger, healthier, and more fiscally stable as a result.

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention for proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington, DC.

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