Email #7, Subject: balanced budget amendment

You said in your acceptance statement that a balanced budget amendment is one of your biggest priorities. That’s fine by me. But isn’t that the opposite of what President Trump is planning? I heard he wants to cut taxes and also raise spending with infrastructure projects. Isn’t that the opposite of balancing the budget? You said a balanced budget, not tax cuts and not increased spending, was at the very top of your list. So how are you going to do that? If GOP leaders hand you an unbalanced budget, are you going to vote against it? You said you were going to “fight” for a balanced budget. Please explain exactly what that means.

Chris Gavaler

Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor at W&L University, comics editor of Shenandoah, and series editor of Bloomsbury Critical Guides in Comics Studies. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and six books of scholarship: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Routledge 2020), Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury 2021), and The Comics Form (Bloomsbury forthcoming). His visual work appears in Ilanot Review, North American Review, Aquifer, and other journals.

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