Wednesday, June 29, 2011

When the going gets tough...

...the Republicans trot out the hardly novel idea of a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. Even if one supports this, and I certainly do not, it can't be anything but a distraction from the current impasse, as opposed to a step toward resolving it.


hank_F_M said...


It is hardly novel it has been kicking around for years.

I think those supporting it are doing so a long term solution to prevent further problems not as a solution to the current problem. They know how long it takes to get an admendment passed even with out oppostion.

LFC said...

Well I certainly agree it's "hardly novel." That's why I referred to "the hardly-novel idea of a balanced-budget amendment." (italics added)

The question is why are they bringing it up now. Could it be to distract attention from their irresponsible, indefensible position in the current negotiations?