Republicans have a long history of adding to the national debt. Why should we trust they will not ad

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    Followed by redistribution
     
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    The responsibilities of the federal government are what the voters and the SCOTUS deem them to be.
     
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    Of course it has.
     
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    No one is entitled to realize the financial benefit of my work.
     
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    I don’t know heard about this, but there’s a thing called the U.S. Constitution and it lists the “enumerated powers” of the federal government. They are very limited powers.

    The Supreme Court has no authority to create laws or impose taxes. Only the legislative branch has that authority and it’s limited.
     
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    When? Please be specific and accurate.
     
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    the income based assessments on part B of medicare is certainly socialist wealth redistribution. we who maxed out on FICA are required to pay 400 + more dollars a month to fund those who fail to pay their share of medicare
     
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    I disagree. too many people are able to vote and do not contribute to the republic
     
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    "The Constitution is what the judges say it is." --Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
     
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    Your work is enabled and defended by the taxes you pay.
     
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    There's a long history.
    A Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment - CRS Reports
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    May 8, 2023 — Committee on the Budget, Proposed Constitutional Amendments to Balance the Federal Budget ... Amendments: Historical Perspectives for Congress, by ...
     
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    So what? We are, after all, our brothers' keepers.
     
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    We don’t have a balanced budget amendment, so that’s never been tried
     
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    That ship sailed a couple of centuries ago.
     
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    No.
     
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    Tried and failed to pass.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    LOL!! You lost that absurd argument long ago. Do you pay taxes? If you don't, your income must be really limited to escape notice.
     
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    What argument did I lose? That the U.S. Constitution doesn’t place limits on the power of the federal government? Or that the Supreme court is not authorized to create laws or taxation?
     
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    So. You admit that there’s never been a federal balanced budget amendment.
     
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    Yes. Federal income tax and all other imposed taxes. Why do you ask?
     
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    Good. I ask because I like roads, highways, national security and federal employees.
     
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    Many roads and highways are funded by state and local taxes. Not everything is a federal responsibility.

    National security is one of the primary functions of the federal government. Like border security and funding the U.S. military.
     
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    Liberals seem to think everything is the responsibility of the federal government. According to the U.S. constitution states have much more authority than the federal government.
     

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