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Thursday, July 28, 2011

McCain: Some members "deceiving" constituents

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Senator John McCain criticized "some members" of the Republican Party for being disingenuous about the reality of passing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, saying it was "unfair" and "bizarro." You gotta love the honesty from a seasoned member of Congress. Said McCain:

“What is really amazing about this is that some members are believing that we can pass a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution in this body with its present representation — and that is foolish. That is worse than foolish. That is deceiving many of our constituents by telling them that just because the majority leader tabled the balanced budget amendment legislation that somehow through amending and debate we could somehow convince a majority on the other side of the aisle to go along with a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. That is not fair to the American people."

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