From: Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Conference Call: Campaign Moves Forward in Ohio - Updates Wisconsin and Michigan Campaigns - NFIB Members Support BBA 90% - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Sep 12 15:41:04 MDT 2013
Balanced Budget Amendment 17 State Campaign - Focus on Ohio

Dear Honorable Dean Sanpei,  


You are invited to participate in the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force's weekly conference call to move forward the campaign to reach the necessary 34 state applications requesting a Convention for Proposing Amendments to solely consider a Balanced Budget Amendment.


We have assembled the nation's best experts on the history of Article V and the Balanced Budget Amendment. We hope you will join the campaign!


Please join us Fridays at 4:00 PM EST


1. Please join my meeting.


Please enter Meeting ID: 477535885

Please enter the Meeting Password: bba2013


2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

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Conference Call Agenda


4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions


4:06 - 4:20 Ohio BBA Campaign


4:20 - 4:40 Wisconsin and Michigan Next Steps


4:40 - 4:50 Ninety Percent of NFIB Members Support Federal Balanced Budget Amendment


4:40 - 4:55 Updates from the BBA Task Force and Coalition Members


4:56 - 5:00 New Business



In Liberty,


Scott Rogers

Executive Director


Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force

P.O. Box 1261

Leesburg, Virginia 20175




NFIB's Letter in Support of the Balanced Budget Amendment

February 13, 2013

The Honorable John Cornyn
U.S. Senate
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Cornyn:


On behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business advocacy organization, I am writing in support of S.J.Res. 7, which would provide a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Small business owners have long supported this proposal, and our current NFIB Member Ballot indicates that 90 percent of small business owners want a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. NFIB members believe that the amendment is necessary because we cannot afford to continue to pay ever higher interest payments on the national debt. Small business owners must compete in today's economy while operating within their budgets and so too should the federal government.


Small business owners want their government to address our spending and debt problems with the same focus and seriousness as the private sector. Unsustainable government growth crowds out the private sector and leads to negative economic consequences, such as higher tax rates - small businesses know that they cannot grow and create jobs under such conditions.  Small business didn't create the fiscal train wreck facing our nation, and they understand that fixing the problem will require tough decisions on reducing government spending.


As long as deficits grow unchecked, regardless of whether they are financed by taxes or borrowing, they place very real limits on personal income, savings, investment and job creation. These limits directly impact small business owners who want to provide for their families, purchase homes, expand their businesses and create jobs. Small business owners deserve an environment that provides them every opportunity to prosper.


Our nation's small businesses are calling on Congress to fix our dangerous fiscal situation without damaging economic growth or raising taxes on job creators. If our long-term fiscal outlook is not addressed by lawmakers now, then future generations will continue to be faced with higher debt and interest payments, increased tax rates and fewer investment opportunities .


Thank you for introducing this important legislation and we look forward to working with you to protect small business as the 113th Congress moves forward.


Susan Eckerly
Senior Vice President
Public Policy

In This Issue
NFIB"S Letter in Support of Balanced Budget Amendment


We Demand a Balanced Budget


Citizens Against Government Waste


Families for America


National Tax-Limitation Committee


I Am American

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