H. J. Res. 1, Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States (5 comments ↓ | 4 wiki edits: view article ↓)

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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January 30, 2011, 12:09am (report abuse)

An important part of this should include Rep. Michele Bachmann's proposal to control and reduce veteran program costs.

Ralph Kramden

February 22, 2011, 1:52am (report abuse)

Start off by reducing all Veterans Administration programs by a minimum of 25 percent. And then cut out ALL agent orange payments.

Far too much money is being thrown down the veteran welfare sewer.


April 18, 2011, 10:25am (report abuse)

Anyone who is serious about balancing the budget must look at the Veterans Administration. This year the VA is paying out a huge amount of money to a small group of veterans. A large number of these payments are reaching and exceeding half a million ($500,000) dollars per person. All of this is the result of a bad decision made last year by Secretary Shinseki to include certain heart problems in the Agent Orange presumptive disease list.

It is important to remember that the people receiving these benefits are mostly male and in their 60's. Heart disease is rampant among this group in the general population, due mostly to lifestyle. And yet Shinseki decided they should be covered under the presumptives.

This kind of action by irresponsible politicians like Shinseki is causing the budget to grow out of control every day.

Congress should repeal the Agent Orange Act and stop throwing money down the drain for these kinds of things.


(logged-in user) June 27, 2011, 1:39pm (report abuse)

This communist clown and identity thief doesn't seem to quit. He's a pedophobe who wants children dead. Pedophobia should be criminalized under Federal law. I know he's not that old as he claims. He's a middle-aged man who hides hemp in his closet and dresser. The devil lives insides of him.

What funding that needs to be cut off is PBS not VA, Social Security, etc.

Look how Florida Governor Rick Scott did to the stations. He defunded PBS and I think the House GOP should the same.

We don't need left wing PBS to brainwash our children to become communists. Non-commercial licensed stations can run their own programming without PBS.

Leave the VA alone and defund PBS.

RK, stop faking your age, get off the internet and go live China where freedom, political, economic, and religious intolerance is accepted

Trevor Vossberg

July 14, 2011, 7:19pm (report abuse)

Ok this bill is not going to pass. Republicans should compromise, strike sections 2 and 5 and might have themselves a deal

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