Should Congress pass a
balanced budget amendment?

Congress is scheduled to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution by December 31, 2011. What is a balanced budget amendment, and is it a good idea for the country? Join the debate by watching the following C-SPAN videos, reading the articles, and participating in a deliberation in your classroom. Then let us know what you think by voting in our online poll.

Yes: A balanced budget amendment is a good idea
No: A balanced budget amendment is not a good idea