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OUR OPINION: A better way exists to force budget change

Published 11/12/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Truth in Accounting rules would help bring about the balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility Americans want. Why should we think a federal balanced-budget amendment would succeed? The answer is it would not succeed. But then, it’s not really meant to succeed: It’s a sideshow, one that supporters know won’t get the required supermajorities in Congress and among the states to take effect, but that offers lots of chances for speechifying in the meantime. There is a better way.

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