Washington (CNN) – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution - a setback to GOP leaders and conservative activists who claim the measure is necessary to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.
A total of 261 members voted for the measure - 29 votes shy of the two-thirds majority required for passage - while 165 members opposed it.
@ mao dan-dan:
got any proof to back that up?
States that are a negative drain when looking at federal spending vs federal tax contribution include such "democratic bastions" LOL like: MS, AL, SC, AR, AK, ND, SD, LA, OK, and AZ. Look it up.
For your sake, I wish facts didn't have a liberal bias, but alas they do. Better luck next time.