NC senator keeping eye on budget - federal budget, that is

Posted May 9, 2011

As the state Senate takes up its work on the $19.3 billion budget proposal that the House passed last week, Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston, has his eyes on the budget in Washington, D.C.

Rouzer filed Senate Bill 610, which seeks an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would require the federal government to pass a balanced budget each year.

If state lawmakers pass the legislation, North Carolina would petition Congress to hold a constitutional convention. Thirty-four states must petition for such a move before a convention could be held.


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  • dlphnwmn8 May 12, 2011

    How about having an eye on your people here at home and help pass HB 676

  • tcndc2 May 11, 2011

    i believe i voted for this poor excuse of a representative- not again.

  • dlphnwmn8 May 10, 2011

    Einstein....they were bailed out by the government with our tax dollars with a quickness. As for what they should do and what they actuality do....well that is another debate. Mine is the unemployment extension bill. And the lives that are impacted by the standoff between our elected officials.

  • AlbertEinstein May 10, 2011

    dlphnwmn8: The banks should have paid any profit obtained until the loans were repaid, and then the same amount for the term that it took them to repay. For example, if we gave a bank a billion, and it took them two years to pay it back, then they should be responsible enough to repay another two million in two more years as a privilege to use the tax payers money.

  • tmh1375 May 10, 2011

    Faye, I doubt he checks here. I hope you send him a nice email telling him how you feel.

  • stanmak May 10, 2011

    sorry faye, bev just vetoed your last message.

  • fefayeday239 May 10, 2011

    Mr. Rouzer, I am very ashamed of the way Republicans are treating the 37000 unemployed. I can not believe my party would do this to them. I know how hard it is for them. You see I am one of the 37000. I know you will do the right thing. Thank You. Faye Norris

  • stanmak May 10, 2011

    bev is just gonna veto that too. there is no use. what a failure of a leader we have in the governor.

  • dlphnwmn8 May 10, 2011

    Einstein: we bailed the banks out....remember???? Are they paying us back with interest? Are you stating long term unemployed are a risk?

  • AlbertEinstein May 10, 2011

    scrap... maybe they should introduce a "no entitlement" bill for unemployment. This bill would allow you to collect unemployment for any length of time with the specific caveat that you must repay the amount with interest. Oh wait... the banks already do this - of course, the banks do check to see how much of an actual "risk" that you are first.