Obama Says We Don’t Need A Balanced Budget Amendment, But 72% Of The Public Wants One

Last week Obama told the public that America doesn’t need a balanced budget amendment. But according to a new poll, 72% of the public disagrees with him.

If all of our politicians are telling us the truth when they say they want a balanced budget, then why don’t they universally support law which requires it?

Maybe because they aren’t really telling the truth.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • WOOF

    63% would like a pony.

    • Neiman

      Why, they already have a horses ass in the White House?

      • SigFan

        I believe that would be 2 horse’s asses in the WH – Moochelle and Barry.

        • Neiman

          Yeah, like I am going to be offended by that correction – not hardly. I agree!

    • $8194357

      And Chicago politicians would cut its head off and leave it in their bed to get what they want woofy..

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Rob is always pushing for more expansive government regulation.  We don’t need more laws to do the right thing, we just need to make touch choices today, without the need to make an amendment that would requite we make the tough choices tomorrow.

    What’s next?  Is Rob going to ask for an amendment to the constitution to tell people they can’t eat too much for fear of getting fat?

  • mikemc1970

    Junkies don’t like limits on the amount of junk they can use.

  • $8194357

    What is the polar opposite of the Biblical “Save for a rainy day?”   Spend the next generations inheritance and banrupt them, no? Again, the 180 opposite but “In the name of”….

  • SigFan

    Obama could not care less what the public wants – witness the ramming through of and absolute refusal to cut any part of Obamacare.  Barry has his marching orders and they do not include anything to ensure the long-term health and continuation of this country – they are in fact quite the contrary.

  • Jamermorrow

    Hopefully one day the rest of the world wises up and quits borrowing money to the socialist U.S. government. It will a lot less money our kids will own the Chineese.

  • Neiman

    Just in case no one noticed, a poll out today, reported by FOX News, indicates I was right, unfortunately; the GOP is losing the public relations war on the Debt Ceiling debate – big time. The GOP have been incredibly stupid: no general plan accepted by the GOP, no message, no messenger, acting like accountants and refusing to talk to real people in the real world in language they understand. So, Obama like Billy Jeff before him is kicking GOP butt. STUPID! Really STUPID! I think they are suicidal.

    Obama looks vulnerable and the GOP is bound and determined to hand him back the White House in 2012.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Average Americans are short sighted on economics. The Republicans are not getting the message out although it doesn’t help when the MSM wont deliver the message either. Congress can win this fight if they play their cards right but there is no argument that Obama is a skilled liar and will attempt to twist this event out of proportion with the assist of the media puppets. He can’t fool everyone, only the fools he already has in his corner.

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