House Republicans are set to vote later this week on a balanced budget amendment (BBA) that would place no limits on federal spending because the amendment does not cap spending as a percentage of GDP or require a supermajority to raise taxes.
IOW, it's a glass of water, not real beer. Need proof?
“You know, the process was set up to be member driven,” Cantor told reporters at his weekly press briefing on Monday. “There was a great opportunity for all the members to weigh in. We had a big conference two weeks ago. The Whip's Office has gone through their processes of seeking member input and, overwhelmingly, members feel that the version we are bringing to the floor is the one that they would like to see.”
Yup. They'll wave their "BBA" papers around for the voters and hope we don't notice that the paper is blank.
This is called "Being Boehned." Cantor, who plays Barnum to Boehner's Hamlet, will be waving a useless BBA vote around while Boehner wanders about the stage asking 'Who am I, and what am I doing here?'
Time for Barnum and Hamlet to exit stage left--the direction they're best acquainted with.