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Poll: Yes To Budget Amendment

  • Weekend Poll: 106 of 180 respondents (58.89%) support a balanced-budget amendment, which failed to get enough votes to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday. 68 of 180 (37.78%) oppose a balanced-budget amendment. 6 (3.33%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: What kind of tires do you put on your vehicle for the winter?

Hucks Poll: Full Access To Executions

  • Thursday Poll: On a narrow vow, Hucks Nation supported giving the Idaho media full access to the execution process. 53 of 104 respondents (50.96%) said the media should have full access to executions, not just the final steps when the condemned is in the execution chamber. 50 of 104 respondents (48.08%) said the media shouldn't have full access. One person was undecided.
  • Weekend Poll: Do you support a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

House To Vote On Budget Amendment

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is scheduled to vote (today) on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution — a key component of GOP leaders' plan to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending. The vote on the amendment was agreed to by both parties over the summer as part of the agreement raising Washington's debt ceiling. Democratic leaders, however, are vehemently opposed to the idea, arguing that it would force the government into an economically destructive cycle of massive spending cuts. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the measure would require three-fifths of both chambers of Congress to sign off on any future deficit spending. The amendment's requirements could be waved in the event of a declaration of war/Alan Silverleib, CNN Politics. More here. (SR file photo)

Question: Do you support a balanced budget amendment? (Extra Credit: Can you name the toe-tapping former U.S. senator from Idaho who spent his political career pushing a balanced budget amendment?)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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