Sep 13, 2011

The Hill: Anxious Dems Want Party Leaders To Embrace Balanced-Budget Measure

Anxious Dems Want Party Leaders To Embrace Balanced-Budget Measure

The Hill

Mario Trujillo

October 13, 2011

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/187235-anxious-dems-want-party-leaders-to-embrace-balanced-budget-measure-?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

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.