The Great Debate

Three reasons conservatives should oppose a balanced budget amendment

August 1, 2011

By James Ledbetter
The opinions expressed are his own.

One of the crucial lubricants allowing Congress to resolve the debt-ceiling friction was, apparently, the inclusion of a provision to vote on a balanced-budget amendment. Assuming this version of the deal passes, then at some time between September 30 and December 31 of this year, both houses of Congress will be required to vote on a  ‘‘joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.’’

Obama’s disappearing stimulus

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bills— Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —