Why didn't the GOP controlled Congress Pass the Balance Budget Amendment When Bush was in Office?

In years Under the Bush Administration they could have passed this Amendment.

Why didn't They???

Why all of a sudden when Obama comes President do they want to pass it??

Plz Explain???

14 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Republicans are only interested in a balanced budget amendment when a Democrat is president. They did the same thing when Bill Clinton was president. As soon as Bush (43) was in office, they dropped the idea.

  • 9 years ago

    Could you imagine what kind of situation that would have put their Commander in Chief? All of a sudden he needs to find a way to pay for his two wars, that would have been a disaster if they had passed a balance budget amendment under the Bush administration. That is why they only try with a Democrat as President, it is their attempt at political assassination.

  • 9 years ago

    Even if an Amendment passed Congress, it would still have to gain approval in 2/3 of the states . . . ain't gonna happen.

  • Becuz Bush wouldn't been able to Pay for his two wars back then. Now a Black Democrat is in office then lets make his job harder.

    Source(s): GOP Playbook
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    One, because the economy was not as bad off at that time.

    Two, even though the GOP had control, the margin between GOP and Dem was razor close, GOP did not have the votes due to dems and RINOs

  • When you accept the fact that the GOP only cares about the wealthy and the corporations they own, their economic and political policies start to make sense.

    Source(s): Ron Paul 2012
  • 9 years ago

    The last time they wanted to pass it was when Clinton was in - another Democrat.

    Source(s): Discuss among yourselves.
  • LAN
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Because they didn't have enough votes to get past a Democrat filibuster. Now can you explain why, with two years of a super majority that Democrat policies have only made things worse?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because it was like their big deal about term limits that they really didn't want either.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    that was juan mcamnesty's gop. Juan mcamnesty is a moron. Nuff said.

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