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Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1
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Dear 44% of South Carolina voters who (per this article) favor the GOP plan to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution, Do u realize this “balance” will be achieved by cutting SS, Medicare, the EPA, & public education?! #BBA #COS 1/
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2/ If you are concerned by the prospect of your legislators eliminating SS, Medicare, the EPA, & public education, plz contact your state House reps and tell them to oppose the three #ConCon bills listed in the post below. (The bills have yet to go to a floor vote in the House).
3/ The 3 pending South Carolina bills calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment (that would result in elimination of SS, Medicare, the EPA, & public education) are S0878, H3233, H4174. Find ur state House reps here & tell them to kill these bills! #NoConCon openstates.org/find_your_legi…
4/ It looks like I left off bill S86! Don’t forget to mention this one too!
5/ BTW - there are 2 separate but related groups calling 4 a Balanced Budget Amendment 2 the US Constitution via an Article V Convention of States: the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force (BBATF) & the Convention of States Project (COSP) funded by Citizens for Self Governance.
6/ Per the Economist, both BBATF and the much more recent (but better funded and even more radical) COSP expect to have the necessary 34 states to call a Convention of States aka Constitutional Convention by the end of 2019! #NoConCon economist.com/news/briefing/…
7/ Alarmingly, @CommonCause (which opposes a #ConCon) & the National Taxpayers Union (which supports it & has long advised BBATF) say there’s a 50/50 chance that BBATF and/or COSP will reach the 34 state threshold to hold a #ConCon by 2020! (See article in post 6). #NoConCon
8/ Two of the referenced S.C. bills are BBATF bills (one House, one Senate) and two are COSP bills (one House, one Senate). So South Carolina voters will need to ask their lawmakers to vote NO on all of them if they want to keep SS, Medicare, and public education. #NoConCon
9/ On a not unrelated point, here is something else South Carolina voters must call their state lawmakers about! #PaperBallotsNow
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