Congressman Robert Hurt is proud of not being very brilliant

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    From his statement in support of “Balanced” Budget Amendment and its ride ons:

    “Today’s vote was another action taken by the House to get our fiscal house in order to help grow the economy and create jobs for 5th District Virginians.

    “If we are serious about putting an end to the reckless government spending that has led to a $14 trillion debt, a $1.5 trillion deficit, and crippling economic uncertainty, we need to put in place both short and long term institutional spending reforms to change the culture in Washington and force the federal government to live within its means.

    But will the act accomplish those goals? Here are some facts from CNN Money: