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INSANE: Deficit to reach $1 trillion (again)

Published in Uncategorized on January 31, 2019 by Convention Of States

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The fiscal insanity continues in Washington, D.C., with no signs of slowing down. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that the U.S. Treasury is set to borrow a record-breaking $1 trillion for a second year in a row to finance the deficit.

The fiscal 2018 U.S. budget gap hit a six-year high of about $780 billion, and the Congressional Budget Office forecasts it will reach $973 billion in 2019 and top $1 trillion the next year. Over the next decade, the U.S. government will spend about $7 trillion just to service the nation’s debt, according to the CBO.

This is nothing short of irresponsible. As former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn pointed out in a recent appearance on Fox Business, every republic in history has failed for one simple reason: money problems. If we don’t act quickly, our country will be doomed to repeat that mistake.

The good news is that the Founders predicted this might happen. They left us an emergency solution in Article V of the Constitution, and it’s time we use it.

Article V allows the states and the people to call a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. These amendments can force Congress to make the tough financial decisions they’ll never make on their own. They can mandate a balanced budget while prohibiting Congress from raising taxes. They can cap spending and limit the types of things on which Congress can use taxpayer dollars.

The situation is dire, but we have a solution. Not it’s time for the states to rise up and use it. Sign the Convention of States Petition below to help the cause in your state!

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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.

I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of Article V Convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

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Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

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