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Enact the Balanced Budget Veto Amendment

The Balanced Budget Veto Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution put forth in a paper by Anthony Hawks published by the libertarian Cato Institute, with the intention of establishing a self-enforcing mechanism to reduce deficit spending.

The amendment gives the President line-item veto authority over spending for one year, if the prior year's budget is unbalanced.

Such an amendment would... more »

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Reduce Legislative Staff

We elect officials to represent us. We pay them a pretty good salary, plus an expense acount. They are paid for travel and have their own heath care and retirement plans. If that is not enough, they also have multiple offices and hire lots of staff.

In other words, just having all of these elected officials cost each and every one of us a pretty penny. When the economy slows, they always scare us with laying off... more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Provide an online, visually interactive, one-stop-shop, federal budget website.

A single website that allows users to interactively and visually explore the federal budget. The site should start out with basic high-level information about revenue, expense, deficit, and then allow users to click on a category of interest to drill down into the details and see precisely where money is being spent. Most people are not economists so the information should be basic but allow users the opportunity to... more »

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