Governor Kasich was joined by Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, Representative Matt Huffman, and Congressman Steve Stivers in Lima on Monday to send letters to President Obama & Congressional Leaders demanding an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring Congress to balance the federal budget. Ohio has balanced its budget without raising taxes, and Washington should follow Ohio’s lead.
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“When state government set up shop earlier this year with Lima as its makeshift capitol for a day leaders quickly learned the hardworking people of the city were representative of the residents of the state as a whole
For that reason, Ohio’s governor, along with the leaders of the General Assembly, chose Lima again to sign a resolution Monday urging federal government officials to balance their budget. It will be sent to President Barack Obama and Congress, as well as governors of the other 49 states.
Invoking the children as the future of the country and the people who will be burdened by the enormous debt that stands at $17.21 trillion and growing rapidly, Gov. John Kasich said something needs to be done.
“It’s common sense you just can’t keep spending more than what you take in,” Kasich said.
Kasich and other state government leaders said they have no faith in Congress or the president to get something done. The best option is for at least 34 states to sign on forcing Congress to convene a limited constitutional convention to draft a balanced budget amendment.
Ohio became the 20th state to sign onto the initiative Monday during a resolution signing ceremony at Rhodes State College in Lima.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, a Republican from the local 12th District, said the national debt will pass $25 trillion in less than a decade if something is not done.
“This is a very important message for us to deliver on behalf of all Ohioans and all Americans,” Faber said.”
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You can also watch a short video clip from the event here.