All of this crying over ruining our triple A credit rating is complete BS. If we ruin our credit rating, and can't borrow any more money, then we will be forced to have a balanced budget, without the amendment. Maybe if we live within our means for a few years, we will learn that borrowing money just for kicks is a stupid way to run a country.
Here's a little experiment:
Liberals believe in Darwinism, the survival of the fittest. I find this notion hilarious as most liberals would have been eaten by the wolves, or their own children, if it weren't for the protections provided to them by the Neanderthals they all despise, 99% of whom believe in Heaven and Hell and goodwill to their fellow man.
So, lets let the economy collapse. Lets welcome Armageddon with open arms. I'm not scared. I have everything I need to survive without money. Money is itself a funny invention. The only reason it has value is because we agree that it does. If you were starving, would you like a nice plump chicken, or a cold, untasty coin of gold or silver? In fact, without governments, money is a joke. If the government is gone, who is richer, the man with a trunk of gold, or the man with a drove of pigs?
I say let the shit hit the fan. If it splatters my way, I'll just grow tomatoes in it.