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airforce
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It would balance the budget in five years. Will it pass? Well, I have a better chance of winning the lottery that his bill has.

Still, I've emailed my senators and asked them to support it. I bought a Powerball ticket, too.

Onward and upward,
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Any budget bill that says it will balance in X years is a lie even if a well-meaning one. Because by the time X years have passed, there's a new political prerogative, a new war, a new recession/depression, and everybody has fully forgotten about the plan of balancing the budget.

Does anyone really believe we'll make it 5 years without either A) a new political makeup, whether it be Dems taking the house/senate or Dems winning the white house in 2020, B) a new war, or C) a new recession/depression?

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As expected, the Senate rejected Sen. Paul's budget, 76 to 21. I'm actually surprised it got that many votes.

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Here re the 29 republican senators who voted against Rand Paul's balanced budget proposal.

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Remember who they are. Unfortunately, Inhofe doesn't come up for reelection until 2020, and I half expect him to retire anyway.

Onward and upward,
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