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 assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University where he teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction, and comics. He has published two novels, Pretend I'm Not Here (HarperCollins 2002) and School For Tricksters (Southern Methodist University 2011), and two nonfictions, On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa University 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2017).

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