Washington (CNN) - Here it is - a cheat sheet to the talks over the national debt. These are the plans on the table, simplified and put in terms a human being can understand:
$14.29 trillion - current debt limit. That's also nearly the value of the European Union's gross domestic product - or everything produced in the EU - last year.
(CNN)-President Barack Obama and Sen. Orrin Hatch rallied for balance during the weekly addresses Saturday, but differed on the types of balance necessary.
As Obama advocated for a balanced approach to resolve the deficit, Hatch urged the need for a balanced budget amendment.