I noticed that the Rethugs have trotted out their old balanced budget amendment (of course went missing during the drunken sailor spending of the Republican congress and George W. Bush). Doesn’t it seem like a good idea to any sane, rational person that, at least, the federal government can go into the red during times like this? While the government is trying to provide the same level of services that it does during more prosperous periods! And, of course, government revenues are down, and — at the same time — more people are availing themselves of government services too. So therefore, as usual, the Rethugs are deluding themselves, in some kind of la-la land, as opposed to the land where the rest of us live.