Some Democrats will support the Balanced Budget Amendment knowing it will lose to claim “budget hawk” status.
Posted by iusbvision on March 25, 2011
Gregory Hilton previously served as Executive Director of the Conservative Victory Fund; Director of Public Affairs for the National Republican Congressional Committee; and as the Republican National Committee’s liaison to the White House Political Affairs Office during the Reagan Administration. Hilton also wrote a full-page political column for the conservative weekly Human Events. Hilton served as Executive Director of the American Security Council for 23 years and has helped to raise $100 million for non-profit organizations.
PREDICTION – As part of a debt ceiling deal, my guess is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will allow a vote on a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. It came within one vote of passing in 1997. Under the best case scenario, it would still fail by one vote, and it would allow vulnerable Democrats to claim they are deficit hawks. Some current supporters would flip-flop it it appears the amendment would pass.