Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Budget Bums Amendment

The Budget Bums Amendment

Congress shall balance the budget. If the budget is not balanced, at the following election only those members of Congress who have served equal to or less than the median number of terms for their chamber shall be eligible for re-election.

Spread this little gem that throws out up to half of the most senior members of Congress in the next election any time the budget fails to be balanced. This amendment sets the standard and leaves the details to Congress, since where there's a will there's a way, they say.

From what I can see, this amendment could keep Congress very junior if they can't find a way to habitually balance the budget. Only if they balance the budget or if they are all freshmen do they get to stay.

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