Helen P Rogers's Alternatives PDF

By Helen P Rogers

This ebook used to be written because the author's platform initially of a crusade for the U. S. Senate. Her philosophy is inside the forty three web page Prologue and the 38 web page Epilogue. In among you will discover proposed choices to 151 matters the aptitude candidate believed wanted consciousness. each one resolution begins with one web page that states the target in a single or traces by way of a paragraph mentioning How the objective may be reached. the rest of the advent web page lists the sensible merits and delicate strength merits that will occur if the techniques have been enacted by means of the U.S. Congress. What the writer calls the heritage for every substitute follows the objective web page and runs from one to 4 pages. The one hundred fifty matters coated contain accounting practices on Capitol Hill, politicians method of spending, use of belief fund cash, development of entitlement courses finances, federal firms, civil carrier method, executive worker pension procedure and diverse concerns regarding schooling, health and wellbeing care, housing, the homeless, social mobility, transportation structures, govt monopolies, international investments, our production base, banking, the underfunded FDIC, growth of legislation, our tort method and 131 different concerns that may be seen within the 3 web page desk of Contents

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Most Americans would agree that allocations are best made by individuals in the marketplace rather than by government. At least that is what other nations, many of whom are now asking for our leadership and advice in this area, have heard us advocate for two hundred years. Hopefully Mr. Stein was not advocating a "planned economy" but that our politicians should take a more long range attitude when dealing with our federal budgets and policy decisions that affect millions of people and perhaps generations.

If adopted, the balanced-budget amendment will no longer allow a "voice vote" for spending measures. Article V of our Constitution allows for amending by either congress, with a two-thirds vote of membership which then must be ratified by three-quarters (38) states or state legislatures can petition congress for a change. Over the years there have only been sixteen amendments, in addition to the ten in the bill of rights, that have made it all the way through the process. Thirtytwo states had expressed a desire for a balanced budget amendment, but some have dropped out of that push as of 1990.

Representative Larry Craig of Idaho claimed to have 270 of the 290 votes needed to pass the amendment—two-thirds if every congress person showed up for the vote! Actually only 286 "yes" votes were needed because of absences, but even so proponents were only able to muster 279 in favor of the amendment—only 7 votes short! Two thirds of the members have to vote for the amendment for it then to be ready to take to the states for their 56 vote. If adopted, the balanced-budget amendment will no longer allow a "voice vote" for spending measures.

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