Once again the democrats demonstrate clearly that they are 'stuck on stupid.' the American people have time and again told congress that they want the spending to stop and that they want a balanced budget amendment. And once again the proposal fails before congress. And once again it is a majority of democrats who oppose either a balanced budget or the reigning in of their unbridled spending.
House rejects balanced budget amendment
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution -- a setback to GOP leaders and conservative activists who claim the measure is necessary to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.
A total of 261 members voted for the measure --- 23 votes shy of the two-thirds majority required for passage -- while 165 members opposed it. Most Republicans supported the measure; most Democrats voted no.