Both chambers must vote on a Constitutional balanced budget amendment by the end of the year under the law, but they don’t have to be able to pass it. Udall’s amendment is unlikely to attract the two-thirds majority necessary to advance because of a provision that would outlaw tax cuts for people making more than $1 million a year unless the country has a budget surplus.
This perfectly encapsulates the sine qua non of the Democratic “base”. That is, everybody should have a good job at high wages –
Anybody who has the ability to pay high wages is a CRIMINAL who MUST BE PUNISHED by taking away that ability.
Does any of that seem the least bit off-kilter to you?