The vote Friday was 51-46. The tea party-backed measure had been widely expected to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate.I also understand that 20 Democratic Senators have previously said that they'd support a balanced budget amendment. 47 Repbulican Senators + 20 Democratic Senators = 67 American Senators, easily enough to vote the measure to approval.
In anticipation of this weekend's vote, The Club for Growth has posted a video showing 20 current Democratic Senators saying they support a balanced budget amendment.So, with 20 Democratic Senators supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment, and the measure failing in the Senate, I'm left to wonder who lied to the American people? The Republicans, or the Democrats? It is really that simple.