What We Need From the Candidates

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The US is 5 months into Fiscal Year 2016, and the 2016 Presidential nomination process is moving along quickly. It looks like we may know who the two Big Party candidates will be within just a few months.

Even so, it appears that the candidates, and the “question asking” media have been ignoring one of the economic elephants in the room. I’m referring to the eternal US Budget Deficit, and the National Debt it causes, which are destroying our once great country.

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The Countermand Amendment

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

I have been aware of several calls for Constitutional Amendments (including my own for a Dollar Limit on Federal Spending). Some of these call for a Constitutional Convention, while others merely ask for Congress to limit its own powers.

I just came across a new one (new for me), which makes a lot of sense, although I’d like some time to consider possible unintended consequences. The proposed Amendment is called the “Countermand Amendment.”

Simply put, it would allow 60% of State Legislatures (currently 30 States) to vote to countermand any law, regulation, tax, agency ruling, judicial decision, treaty. These 30 States could render the offending law (etc) to be null and void.

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