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Colorado Candidates Sign Pledge to Support Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution

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DENVER, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about trillion dollar annual federal deficits pushing the U.S. debt past an incomprehensible 16 trillion dollars.  According to polling conducted by CNN, 74% of Americans favor constitutionally mandating the federal government to balance its books.

Stuart MacPhail, Colorado Chairman of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force reports that 23 Colorado candidates have taken the lead nationally by signing pledges (BBA Pledge Colorado) to support a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution.

Dr. Barry Poulson, Co-founder, noted "Colorado in 1979 passed one of the first of 18 standing resolutions calling for an Article V convention to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. Colorado has a long history of fiscal discipline which can serve as a model for the federal government. It is appropriate that Colorado take the lead in this effort to enact a BBA under Article V of the U.S. Constitution."

Those pledging support for a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) include 13 candidates for the Colorado House of Representatives:  John Kidd, District 1; Ronnie Nelson, District 5; Alan Johnson, District 8; Celeste Gamache, District 9; Ellyn Hilliard, District 11; David Rawe, District 16; Lois Landgraf, District 21; Mike Sheely, District 30; Rep. Spencer Swalm, District 37; Mike Donald, District 42; Jon Fye, District 53; Rep. J. Paul Brown, District 59; and Lori Saine, District 63.

Six of the candidates signing the BBA pledge are running for election to the Colorado Senate.  They include: Owen Hill, District 10; Senator Bill Cadman, District 12; Francine Bigelow, District 21; Vicki Marble, District 23; John Sampson, District 25; and Larry Crowder, District 35. 

Four candidates seeking to represent Colorado in the US Congress also signed the BBA pledge: Danny Stroud, District 1; Kenneth R. Harvell, District 5; Congressman Mike Coffman, District 6; and Joe Coors, District 7.

Congress has failed for decades to propose a Constitutional Amendment requiring the federal government to balance the U.S. budget.  Fortunately our Founders gave us a way for 34 states to propose, and then a majority of voters in 38 states to ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment without the help of Congress. 

The Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to educate state legislators on their Constitutional power to propose and ratify a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that aims to quadruple family income and pay off the debt within four generations.

Contact: Stu MacPhail, Colorado Chairman, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
Cell: 303-907-3528 Email:

SOURCE Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force:

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