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What the States Can Teach Congress About Balancing the Budget

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Publication Date: February 1990

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stephen Moore

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Report


The American people have listened to nearly a decade of excuses from Congress about why it cannot get its fiscal house in order.The low respect for Congress in the polls is understandable given its poor management of the budget. If Congress refuses to act, then the people must go through the constitutional amendment route - in much the same way that they have successfully done so in the states.