This does not take into account emergencies like Natural disasters or recessions. An amendment would force the government to stick to these guidelines no matter the circumstances. Though we should be trying to pay down our debt and decrease unnecessary spending such as extravagant or unnecessary travel by all government employees especially the president. If Clinton was able to produce a surplus after his 8 years we should investigate what policies helped produce that and stop trying to give billionaires and big business tax breaks. No removal of the inheritance tax and other similar suggestions.