Colorado Candidates Sign Pledge to Support Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution
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: StuMacPhail@BBA4USA.org
SOURCE Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force: www.BBA4USA.org
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