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Balanced budget amendment needed

December 5, 2011
By Rep. Dan Benishek , Daily Press

WASHINGTON - Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan measure, H.J.Res 2, which if enacted would add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This bill was supported by 261 members of the House as it is a simple, effective, and common sense method of forcing the federal government to live within its means. With the federal government borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar it spends, many in Northern Michigan are concerned their children and grandchildren will be burdened by unending debt and left with a weakened America.



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