The budget should be balanced, but it shouldn’t be part of the constitution. I think a bill or federal law with consequences would be better. The budget doesn’t have to be based on the income for that year either. The budget could be lower or higher as long as it is balanced. The consequences should be on the house, senate, and even the president at the time of the budget. Since they all have to agree they all should bear the pain if it isn’t done on time and be balanced. Also all the money they spend during the year that isn’t part of the budget, should be accounted for in the budget!