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Edit: National Debt Serves Purpose

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, couldn't pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced budget. State lawmakers have consistently fallen short of forcing the nation into its second constitutional convention for the purpose of drafting a balanced budget amendment. Recently, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, told the Tribune's William L. Spence that he has taken up Craig's baton. But have you ever wondered where you'd be under a balanced budget amendment? Selling apples on street corners. And speaking German. How do you think the United States avoided complete economic collapse during the Great Depression?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you think we should balance the national budget and eliminate the national debt?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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