Despite the fact that it didn’t cap spending as a percent of GDP or restrict tax increases to a 2/3rds vote, Allen West still voted ‘yes’ for the Balanced Budget Amendment today in the name of jobs. Here’s what Mark Levin had to say about it on his Facebook:
Republicans abandoned the cap on spending. Republicans abandoned the super-majority requirement for tax increases. Thus, if outlays are higher than revenues, what do you think Congress would do? Cut spending or increase taxes?
Now House Republicans will brag that they voted to balance the budget when, in fact, they gutted Cut, Cap, and Balance, and lost the vote anyway. Bad politics, bad policy, and nothing accomplished for the nation.
Here’s West in Cavuto: