Balanced Budget Amendment Would Be Tall Order
By John Gramlich, Staff Writer
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Thursday that only a balanced-budget amendment would have the "brute force," as Politico puts it , to get the federal budget under control. Speaking before an audience at the Republican National Committee, Jindal blasted the debt-ceiling deal as a "compromise" that doesn't go far enough toward reining in federal debt.
"If you want to be popular with the editorial boards, nothing will make you as popular with the intelligentsia in America as 'compromise,'" Jindal said. "I have found in government that it pays to be stubborn. It pays to stick to your guns."