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Republicans don't like budget cuts, either

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

Ten percent. That’s how much President Trump wants to cut the budgets of domestic agencies and foreign aid. It isn't much, but it's a start.

His new budget proposal will likely take a hard look at things like Medicaid, food stamps, federal employee pensions, and farm subsidies in an effort to curb the ballooning national deficit and debt.

But Congress is pushing back, according to Fox News, and the resistance is coming from both sides of the aisle.

Democrats and Republicans won’t support Trump’s budget because it risks one thing: reelection. It doesn’t matter that our country is headed towards a fiscal cliff. Reducing farm subsidies will hurt this Republican’s chances of reelection, and minimizing food stamps will stop that Democrat’s constituents from voting for him in the next election.

This is why one President or Senator or Representative can’t fix Washington. The few leaders who work for the good of the people as a whole are invariably frustrated by the vast majority who work to further their own careers.

Fortunately, an Article V Convention of States doesn’t need approval from Congress or the President to address our nation’s fiscal woes. A Convention of States has the authority under Article V of the Constitution to propose constitutional amendments that force our national leaders to be fiscally responsible.

Amendments that require a balanced budget and limit taxation will give Republicans and Democrats no choice but to cut unnecessary and wasteful components of the budget. Only by forcing the feds to make the tough decisions can the people and the states ensure that this nation avoids financial hardship and preserves prosperity for generations to come.


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