• How Republicans’ Balanced Budget Amendment Could Solve Everything
Jim Newell, Gawker Capitalism | Democrats should say, sure, guys, we’ll give you your two-thirds vote in the Senate on this! You’ve persuaded us to adopt fiscal responsibility, with this well reasoned and not at all silly [Balanced Budget] amendment! Let’s do this, in honor of Thomas Jefferson and Ayn Rand and their many golden free-market bastard children in Heaven. Then use the entire institutional heft of the Democratic party to ensure that the minimum 13 states don’t ratify it, and it dies.