The Hill: Anxious Dems Want Party Leaders To Embrace Balanced-Budget Measure
Anxious Dems Want Party Leaders To Embrace Balanced-Budget Measure
October 13, 2011
Democrats in Congress are urging their party leaders to get behind a balanced-budget amendment (BBA), fearing that Republicans will use the issue as a political weapon in 2012.
President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress have spoken out against the need for such a measure, but rank-and-file members claim they are falling into a GOP trap.
Instead of speaking out against balancing the budget, Obama and the Democratic leadership should embrace a centrist BBA measure, some Democrats say.