You know what? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is full of amazing ideas these days.
Yesterday, he came up with a plan to give all power for raising the debt ceiling over to the executive branch in exchange for getting to urinate on the President in public several times a year (or something to that effect). Harry Reid likes it, so it must be a good idea!
And now today, he came up with an even better plan to fix America since Americans keep doing stupid things like electing stupid Democrats: Amend the Constitution so that it's more in line with Republican ideals. This guy is a regular amazing idea machine!
"The time has come for a balanced budget amendment that forces Washington to balance its books. If these debt negotiations have convinced us of anything, it’s that we can’t leave it to politicians in Washington to make the difficult decisions that they need to get our fiscal house in order. The balanced budget amendment will do that for them. Now is the moment. No more games. No more gimmicks. The Constitution must be amended to keep the government in check. We’ve tried persuasion. We’ve tried negotiations. We’re tried elections. Nothing has worked."
It’s worth noting just what McConnell is asking the American people to choke down. Senate Republicans’ so-called "balanced budget amendment" does far more than simply requiring federal spending to equal federal revenues. It makes it functionally impossible to raise taxes by imposing a two-thirds supermajority requirement…
So, I suppose this Balanced Budget Amendment be known as the 28th Amendment, huh? That is unless the Perpetual Republican Supermajority Amendment and/or the Democrats Are Stupid Jerkfaces Amendment somehow get ratified first.
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