Senator Fischer supports adding a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution
Senator Fischer supports adding a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.
Fischer says now that Congress approved a new tax schedule to resolve the "fiscal cliff" crisis, it needs to turn its attention to spending. . .
Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican; "under control"
Fischer says that Congress has demonstrated it will not balance the federal budget, unless forced to by the Constitution.
Senator Fischer has signed on as a co-sponsor to a balanced budget amendment.
Fischer says Congress has not been able to deal with over-spending and must be forced to deal with the country's growing federal debt. . .
Fischer; "balanced budget amendment"
The amendment would require the president to submit a balanced budget to Congress that limits federal spending to 18-percent of the Gross Domestic Product.
Senator Fischer says Congress has not been able to control federal spending...and must be forced to by an amendment to the Constitution.
Fischer has become a co-sponsor to the balanced budget amendment. She denies that such an amendment would create pressure to raise taxes, noting that the amendment would require a super-majority in Congress to approve raising taxes. . .
Fischer; "to address spending"
Fischer refers to the tax plan approved to resolve the "fiscal cliff" crisis at the end of last year.
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