I'd like to hear your others opinions on how the citizens of this country can do anything to change the federal governments free spending ways. I know of one organization that is working towards this goal, or at least working toward something that would have a real positive benefit if it could ever get passed The balanced budget amendment talk in 1997 was great and missed winning approval by only one vote. However, I would imagine that if you took a poll of US citizens a large majority would support it. But that's my opinion, What do you think? What VALID reason could a politician have for not voting for the amendment? Clinton was against it. Another good change would be term limits for congress & the senate. If there are term limits on the president why not the rest? I think the reason it hasn't been done is because they make the rules and they are not going to do anything that will put them out of a job. SO the real question is how do you change the rules on the house & senate when they are the ones making the rules? Incumbents have a re-election rate of 98% and I can not believe that's because they are doing such a great job. They have stacked the election laws in their favor too so you can't just assume they will be voted out if the people are unhappy with their performance.