Tag: balanced budget amendment
The Federal Budget in Plain English

According to the President’s Office of Management and Budget, the 2016 federal budget looks like this (p. 115): Now let’s pretend this is a household budget by removing eight zeros: Clearly, this family is financially irresponsible, as rising debt and debt-service costs consume the family budget. To continue the analogy with the federal government,...
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Think You’re Smart? Try This Quiz from The Independent Review!

The fall 2012 issue of The Independent Review, our quarterly journal edited by Robert Higgs, is hot off the press! As always, The Independent Review deals with a wide variety of fascinating questions about economic policy, political and social theory, and intellectual history. To test your wits, try answering the questions addressed in the...
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Amendment 28

How about this as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States? Amendment 28: Section 1: The president shall determine the dollar amount of total federal outlays prior to the passage of the budget. Congress must allocate outlays to remain within this dollar limit. Section 2: The presidential budget cap can be exceeded...
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