• Political Science
  • Published 1998

The Balanced Budget Amendment and Social Security: An Alternative Means of Judicial Enforcement

@inproceedings{Strahilevitz1998TheBB,
  title={The Balanced Budget Amendment and Social Security: An Alternative Means of Judicial Enforcement},
  author={Lior Jacob Strahilevitz},
  year={1998}
}
Congress probably favors taking Social Security off budget, so as to please constituents who fear it will otherwise be cut. But in practice, the majority in Congress is not presently willing to confront the kind of spending cuts or tax increases necessary to balance the budget without the aid of Social Security. IV. The Hatch Amendment Although there are reasons to suspect that a Balanced Budget Amendment that excludes Social Security from the balance calculation is ultimately more likely to… CONTINUE READING