Is a balanced budget achievable in Congress?

Rep. Roger Williams, (R-Texas), on immigration reform, a border wall and the risks of a potential government shutdown.

Thom Hartmann explains a balanced budget requirement would tie the hands of the U.S. to head off another financial crash.

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11 thoughts on “Is a balanced budget achievable in Congress?”

  1. As long as welform remains unreformed and in the hands of the federal government instead of the states, it will be impossible to balance. Entitlements take up the biggest chunk of the government's budget, even more than the military budget.

  2. ******** WELL,LET'S GO BACK IN TIME ,AND ASK THAT QUESTION DURING THE TRUMP 2016 CAMPAIGN ??? IF WE DRAIN THE GOD D@M N SWAMP AMERICA …YES WE CAN …I AM SO FRUSTRATED AT HOW STUPID THE MEDIA ,TRUMP ,AND OUR POLITICIANS THINK WE ARE …THE SWAMP IS THE REASON NOTHING HAS GOTTEN DONE N PREVIOUS YEARS ,AND THE MAIN REASON NOTHING IS GETTING DONE NOW ,AND MY GUESS IS IT WILL BE THE REASON NOTHING WILL GET DONE EVER IN THE FUTURE ????? ANYONE DISAGREE ??????
    ******* IF TRUMP QUITS TRYING TO SUSTAIN HIS RECORD ,FORTUNE MAKING ,SUSPICIOUS STOCK MARKET ,AND ROLL UP HIS SLEEVES AND STOP TRYING TO CUT DEALS WITH THE SWAMP ,AND DRAIN IT ,WE CAN GET ON WITH MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN …..SEE ,WE DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT THINGS THE DEMONCRATS WANT ,THEY LOST ,WE HAVE THE BALL ,WE CALL THE PLAYS ….BUT TRUMP AND HIS STUPID REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO SCORE BY LETTING THE DEMONCRATS CALL THE PLAYS ????? THAT DOESN'T WORK MR TRUMP ,AS YOU ARE FINDING OUT ,THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU YOU IDIOT ??,AND WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE COUNTRY ?? ….STOP WASTING TIME AND DO YOUR JOB ,OR GET THE HELL OUT ,AND WE WILL FIND A NEW MESSENGER…PLAY HARD AND PLAY DIRTY ,STOP LETTING THEIR WHINING AND CRYING SLOW YOU DOWN !!
    ******** AND WE DON'T NEED FOX NEWS STIRRING THE POT ?? WHY THEY HAVE SO MANY DEMONCRATS ON THEIR SHOWS TO START TROUBLE AND ARGUMENTS ???? WE DON'T KNOW ,IF YOU WANT TO BE A CONSERVATIVE NEWS NETWORK ,THEN BE THAT ,STOP INCITING ANGER AND PANIC …YOU ARE A VERY IRRESPONSIBLE NETWORK !!!!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN TRUMPS FAKE NEWS AWARDS !!!!!! ********
    ******* IF YOU NEED ANY MORE ADVICE MR TRUMP ….YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME ????

  3. Never get a balanced budget as long as we have one democrat still standing.

  4. you get seven hundred years you been looking at

    let me know if you want it or not

  5. There is no money because there are no career jobs or money to buy from the Corps.,because of Lack of education and opportunities!, The Corps. will soon live from their own assets because no one can afford to buy their overpriced products!

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