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It's back: Utah's Lee pushes balanced budget amendment

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
Fed up with past gimmicks that haven't slowed the growth of the nation's debt, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee is renewing an idea the public loves but Washington hates: A Constitutional amendment to balance the budget. "All past efforts of Congress to limit spending have utterly failed. None of the existing restraints - the Budget Act, spending caps, the debt limit, the sequester - have gotten...