Congress should also be allowed to unbalance it to deal with true emergencies like we had to with World War II. Then we have to find a way to prevent the government from drumming up some bogus conflict as an excuse to unbalance the budget.
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
The gradual approach is the best one, as long as it's not too gradual. 10 years or less.
Any "emergency" loophole will be exploited. If the budget balance can be abandoned for a "national emergency", there will be a national emergency every freaking year and we all know that's true.
Our lawmakers are like junkies and money is their drug. You can't seriously think they can control themselves when they never have before , do you?
What if we had a balanced budget amendment during ww2.
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