conservative-led coalition moves for balanced budgets
- the so-called
Amendment but also consider the debt to be the second biggest problem facing our country after jobs (WSJ).
A balanced budget
amendment is a common-sense tool to restructure the way government spends taxpayer dollars," Cuellar said in a statement.
Wouldn't a balanced budget
amendment prevent Congress from spending the country into chaos and heaping a hopeless burden of debt on future generations?
And if the Balanced Budget
Amendment is in place, and when the required deficit-allowing threshold is not attainable, but the majority still want to spend the money they feel they need to spend (usually for items and issues not constitutionally allowed, but for such items as entitlement programs, stimulus packages, etc.
The plan is to continue" having a balanced budget
, said George, but "that depends on our ability to raise revenues.
Congress mandated, in the 1997 Balanced Budget
Act (BBA), that a study be conducted to assess alternative Medicare payment methodologies for laboratory services.
The BBV is a novel form of line item veto that would eliminate what always has been the fatal flaw in any balanced budget
mandate--the lack of an effective enforcement mechanism favoring spending cuts over tax increases.
A major difference between the two measures is the long-term approach to reaching a balanced budget
The President's budget also provides no answer on the expiration of the Balanced Budget
Amendment changes that provided relief on Medicare payments to nursing homes and other facilities.
In announcing the proposal, HCFA Administrator Nancy-Ann DeParle said, "We've been analyzing the effects of the Balanced Budget
Act and a lot of other things that are happening, and our priority is to ensure that there is high quality access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.
The effects of the Balanced Budget
Act of 1997 (BBA) and the Balanced Budget
Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA) on Medicare payments to SNFs have been analyzed by The Lewin Group, a national policy research group.