Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

If Texas Can Balance Their Budget Then Feds Can Too

Perry leads call for balanced budget amendment “He and others say Congress should do annually what Texas is required to do every year.” HC. 

Looks like Texas legislators want the rest of America to practice fiscal responsibility the way it is law of the land in the Lone Star State. 

Perry and his cohorts in the Texas Legislature are making that critique more explicit by pushing for a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment that would force Congress to do what those in Texas are required to do: balance the budget annually.

“In Texas, at the end of the day, the budget will be balanced. It’s the Texas way versus the federal way, which is to continue spending without being accountable.”

Governor Rick Perry wants to the feds to balance their federal budget.  If elected representatives have enough chutzpah to campaign on varied infinite promises to the people to win their position, then they will be held accountable to those very same people with their taxpayer money by keeping the  budget out of the red. 

“Millions of working families across the country balance their checkbook every year, and their government should do the same,” Cornyn said in a statement. “That is why passing a balanced budget amendment must be the first priority of the 112th Congress.”

Since Texas is forced to balance its budget every year, it is not beyond the capability of the U.S. government to do the same.

The question is whether they want to, or whether they choose to remain fiscally errant.