We’re closer to getting a balanced-budget amendment

by Lars Larson

Call me a crazy optimist, but I think we’re within spitting distance of actually getting a balanced-budget amendment to America’s constitution.

All this budget hoo-ha; the President holding last minute news conferences, you know, I think it’s actually going to do us some good. A lot of people don’t like all the contention, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m glad to see conservatives finally standing up and saying we’re not going to spend more. We’re not going to let you borrow more unless you agree to cut the size of this government, and we want a balanced-budget amendment.

I’d just love to be able to sit down with the President and ask him a few questions about this, but he’s not into questions. He’s the kind of guy who says “They don’t have a plan.”, after members of his party actually table the only plan that’s actually passed the House. And then he summons folks to his office and asks them to come up with a plan!

I got a plan for you Mr. President: A balanced-budget amendment!