What is the difference between the National Debt Relief Amendment and a Balanced Budget Amendment?

The biggest difference in these two amendments is that the National Debt Relief Amendment (NDRA) locates the discussion on national debt at the state legislatures rather than in Congress as with a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). This gives the American public a greater voice in whether or not the U.S. should incur more debt.

In addition, there are numerous versions of the BBA, all of which are complex and which provide loopholes for Congress to get around their provisions. In contrast, the NDRA is simple and easy to understand, and will be automatically enforced by the debt market.

Yet, despite their differences, these two amendments complement each other and should both be passed. The chart below summarizes the differences between the two amendments.

Comparison of NDRA & BBA

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