A Real Balanced Budget

Except during time of a declared war, the total outlays of the Federal government shall not exceed the total revenues of the previous year.

During time of declared war, Congress may spend in excess of the previous year's revenue; however, outlays for purposes other than prosecuting the war shall not exceed the previous year's revenues.

In the event that Congress attempts to circumvent these limitations, any citizen shall be deemed to have standing to sue in the Supreme Court to compel the Federal government to remain within the prescribed limits. The Supreme Court shall grant certiorari in all such cases and, until those cases are resolved, shall enjoin the Federal government from those outlays alleged to be in excess.

Mark Hagerman 2013-October-09