A Balanced Budget Amendment … A Simplistic and Unsound Solution

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress”
Mark Twain

More than a quarter century has passed since the federal government ran a surplus.  This rising tide of red ink thus created has sent our national debt surging past the $4,500,000,000,000 mark.  Assuming the Clinton Administration’s most optimistic forecasts, this …

No To A Balanced Budget Amendment

It is with increasing concern that I continue to read about the movement to convene a constitutional convention for the avowed purpose of drafting and passing an amendment to the Constitution which would require the federal government to balance it budget each year.
It sound nice, but such an amendment would …