Texas’ U.S. House 13th District candidate Monique Worthy has pledged support for her constituents’ right to vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). Whether a BBA is proposed by Congress or through a convention of the states, Ms. Worthy believes voters should have the final say in constitutionally mandating fiscal responsibility in Washington.
The Constitution’s Article V allows for ratification of a proposed amendment by a majority vote of the people in three-quarters of the states (38) via vote-pledged state convention delegates. This was the method used to ratify the 21st Amendment, giving the American people final authority on the subject of Prohibition.
” The government has no money except the money it gets from the citizens,” Worthy said. “If we have to live within our means, should not the government do the same? And given recent budget deficits and the $23 trillion national debt, it is time that we send representatives to Washington that understand how to tame the spending and bring the government to heel.”
In a recent national survey conducted on behalf of the Let Us Vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment Campaign, a bi-partisan 83% of registered voters from across the country indicated they want “a vote of the people” to ratify a BBA. With her pledge, Monique Worthy affirms her support of that right for her constituents and all Americans.