Tuesday, December 2, 2008

You Say You'll Change the Constitution, Well, You Know...

The states want federal money to put people to work on roads, school repairs, and other infrastructure projects. Too bad the federal government is broke too. The difference is, most states are constitutionally required to have a balanced budget (Tennessee included) while the federal government can spend, spend, spend endlessly on credit.

The GOP used to demand a Constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget. It was one of many things I agreed with them on. Whatever happened to that? Deficit spending should require a two-thirds vote in Congress. That way we can do it in times of desperation, like now, but not just on the whim of an idiot president.

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